"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
The 21-year-old has been imprisoned for three months for his role during the 2014 pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” protests against the Chinese government.
The global risk consultancy says confidence in the political establishment and voter turnout have declined steeply. But it forecasts an encouraging year for the Eurozone.
Pro-democracy campaigners say China’s Communist Party leaders are chipping away at the autonomy of the former British colony.
Albanian police and demonstrators clashed outside the parliament in Tirana during the election of the new prosecutor.
Activists say the semi-autonomous city risks losing its rights and freedoms under growing pressure from Beijing.
The Hungarian government accuses the opposition of enrolling Brussels to resist the Fidesz-Christian Democrat coalition, and says criticisms bear no relation to reality.
The only way to protect the liberal world order is for powers, beginning with the EU, to step into the breach, writes Guy Verhofstadt
Turkey’s ‘Iron Lady’ Meral Aksener is proving that democracy in the country is still alive and kicking
Hong Kong's highest court has released pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014
The preference of some countries to isolate themselves within their borders is self-defeating, but it would be a serious mistake for others to respond by imposing strict isolation, writes Javier Solana
Voters in the wealthy Italian regions will head to the polls on October 22