"Britain has long valued, & thrived from, academic freedom. This is not the 1960s McCarthy era"
Professor of politics
"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
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The cost of borrowing for the Italian government continues to fall, and the economy has been given a further boost by a ratings agency upgrade
The total amount of debt being carried by eurozone governments has fallen for the first time since the financial crisis hit – that is nearly six
The Netherlands has lost its AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P).
The Dutch economy, which is the eurozone’s fifth largest, recently
The Japanese will soon have to pay more in sales tax when they buy things as the government tries to reduce the country’s runaway debt.
Spain’s government debt has hit a record high.
Between April and June it rose to rose to 92.2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, the
France has been stripped of its last triple-A credit rating by the agency Fitch. The country’s uncertain debt outlook, lack of growth and the ongoing
Britain’s credit standing has suffered a further blow after Fitch became the second international agency to strip the country of its
The UK has lost its triple AAA credit-rating for the first time ever after ratings agency Moody’s decided on a downgrade.
Demoting Britain by one
There is some much-needed good news for Greece.
Ratings agency Standard and Poors has raised the credit rating on the country’s sovereign debt
Europe’s debt crisis is starting to cast wider shadows as the rating agency Moody’s changed its outlook for Germany from stable to negative – a first
Moody’s cut the ratings of Italian government bonds on Thursday and said the country faced growing funding problems. The downgrade from A3 to Baa2
The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to pay to borrow in the medium term has soared again to the highest since the launch of
Lafarge, the global cement producer, has announced plans to cut costs by 1.3 billion euros over the next four years.
The group is carrying debts
Spain’s sovereign credit rating has been down graded by Standard & Poor’s for a second time this year. It’s been cut from an A to a triple-
Italy has had to offer higher rates of interest on its short term government bonds.
Six-month bills recorded their highest yields since January
Fitch ratings agency has revised its outlook on UK debt down, warning the country that it now has a better than one-in-two chance of losing its
Arnaud from Brussels asks: “My question for European officials is: how far are we going to let rating agencies dictate how European stock markets are
Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Greece’s long-term rating to “Selective Default”. The news came as a blow to Athens, which had barely had time to
It was a week full of interesting insights. After the downgrade of several EU countries by rating agency Standard & Poor’s, all eyes were on the
Spain has passed the first test of investor demand for its government bonds since the latest downgrade of Madrid’s credit rating by S&P.
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