"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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Economic growth in the eurozone this year should be a bit better than previously forecast at 1.7 percent, the European Commission says.
ECB President Mario Draghi says it's too early to declare victory in efforts to boost eurozone inflation despite signs the recovery is strengthening.
Eurozone manufacturing and services companies said they increased activity at the fastest rate in six years in April.
The eurozone economy started the year with robust growth, setting the stage for a strong 2017 according to the European statistics agency Eurostat.
Eurozone unemployment in March was 9.5 percent of the potential workforce - the lowest level in eight year with youth unemployment at 19.4 percent.
Car sales sped ahead in Europe in March up 10.9 percent from the same month last year with showrooms open for more days linked to the Easter holidays.
Euronews examines whether the benefits of Economic and Monetary Union have been overlooked since the eurozone crisis began.
Maithreyi Seetharaman, euronews: Key elements like risk sharing.
Guillaume Desjardins, euronews: In the case of a two speed union, that more and more people are talking about, in which speed group can Croatia fit in?
Economic collapse in various EU countries has damaged the perception of the European entrepreneurial spirit over recent years.
The head of the European Central Bank has moved to end speculation that the ECB will be raisng interest rates sooner rather than later.
The Brexit battle lines have been further drawn after German politician Manfred Weber warned that the City of London stands to lose its leading role in euro-denominated business after the UK leaves th
Manufacturing may be regaining its lost lustre in Europe as orders pour in for EU goods and factories report output up in Germany, France and Italy.
Falling Food and oil prices keep eurozone inflation down
As we enter the fourth phase of the Industrial Revolution, humans need to embrace technology to work alongside robots
Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner, Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility “Well I think one of the difficulties will be skills development and also to adapt our social systems –
ECB in the spotlight as good economic news strengthens the ECB's argument for a rates rise.
For the first time in almost a decade, all of Europe’s economies are set to grow.