"The first time is like your first love, you'll never forget it!"Ettore Scardecchia
Head of Product Engineering, Avio
""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
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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If you Google the word’s ‘trouble’ and ‘Europe’ the article list runs into pages. Hardly surprising really.
Europe’s in-tray of various emergencies
The president of the European Parliament said relations between the EU and Iran are beginning a new chapter. Martin Schulz was meeting with key
Scotland’s First Minister has warned a UK exit from the EU could bring about a second independence referendum. Nicola Sturgeon was in Brussels to
European Parliament president Martin Schulz told euronews that it is right France has more time to balance its books. Welcoming the European
Denis Mukwege, has been awarded the 2014 European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
For 15 years, the gynaecologist has treated
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
Eurosceptics have united to table a bid to sack Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission over the Luxembourg tax scandal.
MEPs from Britain’s
state of the union
It was a busy week in Europe, with Martin Schulz securing a second term as head of the European Parliament and Italy assuming the EU rotating
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
Alexis Tsipras has announced he will support Jean Claude Juncker to seek majority for the EC Presidency.
According to a statement from Tsipras, the
Three MEPs – linked to a party that has criticised Eurocrats’ “celebrity lifestyle” – pocketed bumper salaries despite taking part in less than half