"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."
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Latvia’s economy is growing again after painful austerity reforms.
Next year, the country will join the single currency after the European
France has said it will defend its producers in the face of threats from China to target European wine imports in an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy
One of the biggest challenges for European small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is preserving their intellectual property. i.e. their products
What are the keys to success for a European SME opening up a business in China? Who do you turn to for help if you want to set up a business in
As China’s Communist Party Congress approaches and with it an expected change of leadership, China-watchers are considering what policies may stand
It was all smiles as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao rolled in to Brussels on Thursday to meet his EU counterparts. Despite those pleasantries, finding
The European Union’s arms embargo against Beijing is still a major bone of contention for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
At an annual summit with
The background to the Brussels summit between EU and Chinese leaders is Europe’s increasing focus on Asia – and particularly China – as a destination
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has hit out at the continuing European arms embargo at the opening of the annual EU-China summit in Brussels.
European and Chinese leaders are in Brussels for the 15th EU-China summit. Traditionally, trade, the economy and the environment have topped the
Europeans and Chinese know very little about each other’s lives. During a recent China-EU forum the European Commission said it wanted to connect the
Erasmus reaches out to China
Jean Carlos Pelicano is President of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA), an organisation that
Cathérine Vuylsteke is the Foreign News editor of the Belgian newspaper ‘De Morgen’. She is an expert on China issues.
While she agrees on the need
The mysticism of the Far East has long enchanted Westerners – and one young Belgian is no exception.
Though he admits China is not without its
The EU, US and Japan have asked the World Trade Organisation to rule on a dispute with China over Beijing’s restrictions on exports of raw
The governor of China’s central bank has said it will continue to buy eurozone government bonds and he remains confident in the euro.
Europe’s decision to place a carbon charge on all incoming flights will be just one of a number of tricky issues dominating this week’s EU-China
China has banned all airlines in the country from complying with an EU scheme that charges for carbon emissions from flights into and out of Europe
China has said it is deeply concerned and opposed to the European Union’s airline tax, and has called for talks to resolve the issue. The statement
China has given its strongest indication yet that it will not bail the euro zone out of the debt crisis.
The country’s vice foreign minister Fu