""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
'The land of the free' is no longer a 'full democracy' according to an annual index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Several of those targeted were believed to have links to the Reichsburger movement, an extremist group which rejects the legitimacy of the German republic.
by Daniel Gros, Director of the Brussels-based Center for European Policy Studies
BRUSSELS – Another year, another threat to the European Union’s
It was all smiles at Syriza headquarters in Athens as Sunday’s election results became clear. Although Tsipras’s critics claim his handling of the
2014 was also marked by a major poll for millions of Europeans. In May, voters in the 28 member states voted for their new representatives in the
During the first plenary session of the new European Parliament Martin Schulz was re-elected as EP president after centre-left group S&D made an
The dust of the European elections had not even settled before parties on the left and right got stuck into negotiating in a bid to find common
The Eurosceptic ECR group in the European Parliament, which counts British Conservative MEPs among its members, voted on Thursday to accept Germany’s
The row between EU leaders over who should the run the European Commission once José Manuel Barroso leaves office shows no sign of slowing down.
Populist and extremist parties took a quarter of the seats in the European elections, forcing the mainstream left and right into a de facto grand
Alexis Tsipras has announced he will support Jean Claude Juncker to seek majority for the EC Presidency.
According to a statement from Tsipras, the
With the European elections only days away, initiatives to spur voter turnout abound. Some rely on shock value, such as the Danish Voteman, while
A controversial move in Greece to ban second-generation migrants from voting will help the far-right in European elections, it’s been
In the 2014 European Parliament elections, the largest voting bloc could be Europeans who avoid the ballot box. For those who do vote, it’s often to
The five main candidates for the European Commission presidency are in Brussels for the latest in a series of debates ahead of the European
‘This time it’s different’, says the official slogan of the European Parliament for the European elections – but that is maybe nowhere more true than
The European elections are just a few days away but the campaign has so far failed to rouse voters and the turnout is likely to beat previous record
An experienced statesman in European politics, Jean-Claude Juncker is recognised everywhere in Luxembourg, and for good reason. Juncker has been at
British anti-EU party UKIP, campaigning on a ticket of tighter immigration controls, has employed Eastern European migrants to distribute its
UKIP, the eurosceptic party seeking Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, has entered the country’s political mainstream.
Polls say it could finish