"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.
Italian chemists have found a way to make a widely-used industrial chemical from natural, not oil-based products.
Russia has called for an urgent OPCW mission to Aleppo, accusing jihadist rebels of using chemical weapons in the Syrian city.
The Syrian opposition denies allegations by Moscow that its personnel found shells with toxic chemicals launched by rebels in the northern city.
London City Airport evacuated on Friday afternoon and more than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties after "chemical incident."
Separate blasts at German facilities operated by chemical giant BASF have left one person dead and several injured or missing.
Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.
The leading human rights group has accused the government of Sudan of carrying out at least 30 chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January.
A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.
Medical sources in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo say that President Assad’s forces may have again used chlorine bombs in a gas attack on a rebel-held residential…
Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.
ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US
Farmers need to control weeds to ensure good harvests, but are they poisoning us in the process? And are we letting companies put dangerous products that may cause cancer into our food and cosmetics?
Whether they are bought from the chemist or the supermarket, and whether or not they feature the mention “hypoallergenic,” “paraben free” or “dermatologically tested,” many cosmetics contain chemical
Is glyphosate dangerous or not?
Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.
Monsanto is no stranger to the headlines.
Germany's Bayer has offered to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion (55 billion euros) in cash trying to gain the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.
This is the Brief from Brussels – a daily round-up of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
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