"“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
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"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."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
state of the union
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU’s de facto political capital.
In this episode: French President Emmanuel
The French President calls for wide-ranging changes to relaunch the EU and strengthen Europe.
New government in Berlin may put a dampener on Macron's plans for deeper eurozone integration
The French far-left draws tens of thousands to a rally against controversial labour reforms.
President Macron has signed 5 decrees overhauling French labour laws, the first major economic reforms since he came to power
French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the UN general assembly in New York
US President said he was so impressed with France's Bastille Day parade that he plans to hold one on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The French president made the pledge during a visit to Saint Martin, one of the hardest-hit islands
French president and other European leaders visit islands hit by Irma amid criticism over slow response
There is a nationwide strike in France today over plans to reform the country’s labour laws.
The proposals cover things like more flexibility in
During a trip to Athens, the French President called for greater financial solidarity between European countries, saying that dealing economic matters in the Eurozone, should be the prerogative of Eurozone members.
The US president says all options remain on the table over Pyongyang while EU leaders call for tough new sanctions
President Emmanuel Macron outlines plans to boost France's popularity internationally.
Black labrador-griffon cross Nemo has joined Macron's entourage in the role of "first dog".
A new roadmap to tackle illegal trafficking and stem the flow of migrants and refugees into Europe from Africa has been agreed in Paris.
European and African leaders met in Paris on Monday to seek an action plan to tackle the migrant crisis in the Meditteranean
It's a tricky week for French President Emmanuel Macron, as he and his government get back to work, starting with a sweeping labour reform that could spark some mass protests.
French president Emmanuel Macron has spent €26,000 on makeup in the first three months of his presidency, according to French media.
Everything you have always wanted to know about the posted workers law without daring to ask...
A poll indicates that only 36 percent of French people are satisfied with the actions of their new president.