"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Ukraine’s fuel crisis has deepened after a deal to buy South African coal collapsed. The head of a Ukrainian state energy firm has been arrested on
One of the main drawbacks when using an electric car is the lack of charging points around the city.
But there could be light at the end of the
In this edition of Real Economy we travel across Vienna, Berlin and Paris to discover the economic and energy-related challenges Europe faces
British regulators are set to carry out a full investigation into the UK’s biggest energy suppliers amid public anger over high utility bills.
E.ON, Germany’s largest utility, is to shut a quarter of its power plants and cut costs.
It has also halved the dividend paid to shareholders for
The Hungarian government has announced a third round of price cuts for household energy, just months before elections are due.
Utility prices have
A UK energy firm has been left red-faced after encouraging Twitter users to give their views on gas price increases.
British Gas announced it will
In Bulgaria protesters’ anger is not to be quelled. The government had already resigned but on Wednesday evening demonstrators returned to the
The sacking of Bulgaria’s finance minister Simeon Djankov has done little to quell public anger over the cost of electricity.
Bulgaria’s government on Monday sacked Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, who has kept a tight fiscal policy as the European Union’s poorest
As the Cac40 was reaching its year’s peak on Thursday, GDF Suez spoiled the party in Paris, when it cut its profit outlook for 2013 and 2014.
The profit warning of Germany’s largest utility, E.ON, was harshly sanctioned on Tuesday in Frankfurt.
On stock markets weakened by concerns over
Electricity prices in Belgium should not be raised in the wake of a safety shutdown at a nuclear power station, the country’s Economy Minister Johan
German energy giant E.ON has posted greatly improved results for the first half of 2012 on higher sales, reduced losses from Germany’s phase out of
Energy firm E.ON says its net profit more than tripled in the first half of the year – to 3.13 billion euros.
That was because Germany’s largest
The Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported an annual loss of around 7.6bn euros.
Most of the losses are due to compensation claims for the
The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company
The French utility company GDF-Suez raised its initial offer by 7% for the 30% of the British electricity provider it did not already own
EDF the French state controlled power company has boosted its stake in Edison, Italy’s number two utility company.
It has agreed to pay 700 million