"“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
The new EU commission began work on Monday after taking office on Saturday. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has made it clear that he
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK will not pay the 2.1 Billion Euros demanded by the EU by December 1 and described the decision
EU member states agreed last year to give the European Commission power to police national budgets.
France and Italy are already in the firing
EU leaders are set to meet for the first time since the election of Jean Claude Juncker as the next European Commission President.
The talks will
With budgets slashed because of the financial crisis, EU leaders have agreed to work more closely on making defence spending go further.
Greek PM Antonio Samaras has defended his government’s 2014 budget as Athens comes under renewed pressure from international creditors, who say it
MEPs have approved the first-ever cut to the EU’s seven-year spending cycle in the bloc’s history.
The European Parliament voted for the 960
The European Commission has warned that a number of eurozone states risk breaking EU rules over draft budget plans.
It is the first time the
EU negotiators have secured a deal on next year’s budget for the 28-member bloc.
Under the agreement, EU spending should total 135.5 billion euros
The European Parliament has finally agreed on a seven-year budget plan, after months of disagreement and sectarian and national clashes over the
As youth unemployment hits 50% in some areas, leaders at the European Union summit in Brussels announced a series of measures and a
European Union leaders are aiming to agree on a bloc-wide mechanism for dealing with failing banks by the end of the year.
Speaking at the close of
An agreement has been reached on the EU’s seven-year budget.
The 960 billion euro deal, which stretches to 2020, cuts spending in real terms for
It has been announced that the presidents of the three institutions of the European Union: the Commission, the Council and the the European
The European Commission says the charges for passenger and freight trains using the Channel Tunnel are excessive and it wants them cut.
The European Commission, in its Spring Economic Forecast, has revised down growth figures for the eurozone with worsening contraction for 2013
EU leaders meeting in Brussels for their Spring summit are in a frosty mood due to criticism back home against government-led austerity measures
MEPs have rejected the EU budget deal agreed by leaders last month.
The European Parliament said it wants more flexibility in the 960-billion-euro
This week, I Talk takes a look at hot European topics.
Our guest is Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, vice-chair of the Budgets Commission at the European
Farm subsidies represent the largest slice of the EU’s proposed budget for 2014 -2020. Negotiations are at a critical stage on revamping the Common