"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
The French far-left draws tens of thousands to a rally against controversial labour reforms.
The German Chancellor and her Social Democrat challenger say every vote counts, as the Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks set to become the most far-right party in parliament for 60 years.
A large fraction of Germany's electorate is choosing to vote early by mail, potentially changing the political landscape ahead of Sunday's federal elections.
The European State of the Union speech set out an ambitious future but lacked detail.
A mix of criticism and concerns is mounting in Central Europe against the two-speed Europe project.
Spokesmen for both the UK and the European Parliament have said that continued security cooperation will not be made contingent on a good trade deal
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British government sources have confirmed plans for temporary visitors to the UK from the EU to face no new restrictions.
The rise of “illiberal democracy” in Europe is typically centered on a leader who concentrates power by overriding – and in some cases eliminating – institutional checks and balances.
The European Union is taking legal action against Poland’s right wing government over court reforms it fears will undermine the independence of the country’s common courts.
European Commission President Juncker agrees with Slovak PM over food quality disparity between EU members states
The Polish justice minister lashed out at European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, who happens to be Dutch
"It is time to hand leadership to an experienced, clear-eyed leader who can dispense with tribal politics and cobble together support from the sensible wings of the major political parties."
Possible sanctions on Poland, debate and protest over weedkillers, and an update on Brexit negotiations
Polish rule of law under the microscope The European Commission is once again examining the rule of law in Poland.
In major cities across Poland protesters condemn judicial changes which they say will kill judges' independence
UK Finance Minister says government is coming round to idea of 'phased exit' from European Union.
This is The Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top EU news stories of the day.
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