""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
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
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This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU's de facto political capital.
European Council President Donald Tusk arrived in Vienna on Tuesday for talks on Austria's upcoming EU presidency. Chancellor Sebastain Kurz stressed he will take the same hard line on immigration at the European level as he has at home.
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EU Council chief Donald Tusk was all smiles as he greeted German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Merkel has
The head of the EU Council has visited Angela Merkel to congratulate her on forming a governing coalition.
The European Council and Commission presidents both tell the European Parliament the door is still open to UK membership if Britain changes its mind.
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: European Council President Donald Tusk faces criticism, after suggesting that mandatory refugee quotas
European Council's Donald Tusk says quotas have been "divisive" and "ineffective"
The UK prime minister is holding key talks in Brussels as Brexit negotiations enter a decisive phase.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been urging EU governments to move forward in Brexit talks.
Downing Street is keen to move on to talking
Tusk tweets in Polish on personal account that PiS policies mean Europe cannot "sleep peacefully".
The European Council president spoke to Euronews after meeting UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
Warsaw sees 12 different marches as Independence Day brings rival claimants to Poland's political heritage onto the streets.
There was no support of Catalan independence from European leaders.
EU Council President Donald Tusk tweeted: “For EU nothing changes. Spain
"It is in fact up to London how this will end – with a good deal, no deal, or no Brexit," the European Council president said
Outcome is up to UK, but Tusk suggests no Brexit may be an option
Deal or no deal? That's still the question stirring up all things Brexit
EU makes position clear on Catalonia as tensions escalate
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: the EU unveils new anti-terror proposals in wake of attacks across the bloc; and European Council
EU Council president writes letter to leaders as they prepare to meet in Brussels
The UK will reportedly be offered a goodwill gesture at a crucial summit in Brussels this week as EU nations seek to break the deadlock over Brexit.