""He's from a family that is so tight, that works so hard to raise their children correctly. It's just horrible.""
""Currently, more than 180 children are held in detention without having been convicted. Under the occupation, children can be held for one and a half years before their case goes to trial.""
Marsha de Cordova
British Labour MP
"There is a risk that Putin will read congratulatory messages from Western leaders like European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump as a plea for a return to business as usual."
Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform
""A powerful explosion rocked this area and right after that I saw many people running away.""
"“Every girl who speaks is paving the way for another.”"
Former Playboy model
"“Instead of engaging on the substantive concern, Russia has sought to confuse the picture with at best misleading procedural arguments.""
UK Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament
""The dark arts have arrived in full force online.""
US Democratic Congressman
"I won't be throwing fish anywhere."
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
There are three main candidates seen as the frontrunners in the race to be European Parliament president The favourite is Italy’s Antonio Tajani: a former EU commissioner and someone who is close to e
Former Belgian Prime MInister Guy Verhofstadt says he wants the top job the European Parliament.
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded each year by the European Parliament, has been given to two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by ISIL and now campaign for human…
The European People’s Party has appointed Italian Antonio Tajani to be its candidate for the European Parliament’s presidency.
There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.
The president of the European Parliament has warned the UK it can’t pick and choose which parts of the Single Market it wants to keep when it comes to future Brexit…
EU ministers tread a fine line between pushing Ankara to heed their concerns about human rights without affecting diplomatic relations.
The European Parliament President Martin Schulz said the EU had a duty to respect the result of the Brexit referendum and criticised those who say “the institution never…
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Pope Francis has told European leaders to do more to help thousands of migrants risking their lives to get to the continent.
His remarks came as
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The talks will
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German MEP Martin Schulz campaigned to become European Commission president on a platform of ending backroom deals inside the EU.
But it was just
German MEP Martin Schulz is back at the helm of the European Parliament, just weeks after he said he wanted to end the EU’s culture of backroom