"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
"Some shows [were] talking about the “black ambulance” as if it were a real thing not a bogus story"Doina Popescu Braila
Author attacked by mob
Inspire Middle East
After finding unexpected levels of microplastics in remote parts of the ocean, scientist Dr Sören Gutekunst rings alarm bells over the threat posed to sea life.
400,000 Europeans die prematurely every year from air pollution.
The UK and Germany are leading Europe’s charge towards using more and more sea-based wind power.
A court in Prague ruled the Czech government’s air quality plan for the city fails to bring air pollution within European limits.
The Swedish workout known as "plogging" combines jogging with trash picking.
The Baltic country had the highest share of environmental taxes in 2016, while the small western nation of Luxembourg scored the lowest.
Rats are more and more visible on the streets of the French capital for a range of reasons.
Denmark is the European country that generates the most municipal waste — while Romania generates the least, according to data from Eurostat.
Undoing man-made changes can help protect communities and eco-systems.
European Union aims to reuse or recycle all plastics by 2030
The European Commission plans to reduce plastic waste with a new strategy that seeks to make every piece of plastic reusable or recyclable.
The UK has introduced a ban on microbeads found in beauty products such as face washes and toothpaste. These beads are currently clogging the world's oceans and even entering the food chain.
French President Tweets video of speech preparations.
British Members of Parliament are calling for a "latte levy" on disposable cups, in a bid to reduce the growing amount of paper packaging waste they contribute to.
China is getting serious about fighting environmental pollution.
As of January first, the Asian superpower has introduced a new tax aimed at reducing emissions.
Wildlife campaigners are applauding China's total ban on the commercial sale of ivory.
The ban came into effect on New Year's Eve.
A cleanup operation is underway in Croatia after huge amounts of rubbish washed up in Dubrovnik's Old Town port, including a weapon from World War Two.
World leaders and philanthropists are in the French capital to try to give new momentum to the fight against climate change, despite the US withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord.
A group of 21 teenagers argues the Trump administration's lack of action to prevent global warming violates their constitutional right to life.
Emmanuel Macron highlights progress made in fighting global warming despite Trump's pulling out of Paris climate accord