"“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
In this edition of The Brief From Brussels: the future of the Iran deal and the latest on the Brexit negotiations.
David Davis and Michel Barnier gave a news briefing on the latest round of talks which have come to an end in Brussels.
It’s Hungary’s version of a train to nowhere.
A train connecting two remote villages with links to the Prime Minister and largely funded by
U.S. President Donald Trump finds himself under pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would
For Serbia, it’s time to open more chapters in its membership negotiations with the European Union.
The EU Commission is expected to give its
What is happening on the ground in Spain indicates that the European economic recovery is strengthening, while highlighting the limits of what the EU can achieve, writes Daniel Gros
Throughout the Catalan crisis, Brussels has been firmly in Spain’s corner.
That does not come as a surprise, given that the country is a EU member
At the European Parliament in Brussels, members were trying to make sense of what was emanating from Catalonia.
Philippe Lamberts, from the Belgian
Carles Puigdemont addressed the regional parliament following the October 1 referendum
Could the British government's decision to trigger Article 50 be reversed?
Your chance to vote for the EU-backed business running the most innovative projects.
Many Catalans seek lives eleswhere, and for those living in Madrid there's a change in the atmosphere
Divisions are emerging over whether now is the right time to declare independence from Spain
Moldova's government and its president are locked in their own cold war but voters and neighbours seem more concerned about corruption.
Reform agendas laid out by Merkel and Macron require the buy-in of a German electorate that is moving in the opposite direction, writes Hans-Helmut Kotz
A fresh legal ruling in Madrid has complicated the region's breakaway efforts
Human rights group Amnesty International is urging European nations to stop sending Afghans who do not qualify for asylum back to what it describes as their "deeply unsafe" home country.
An end to the CDU-SPD "grand coalition" could mean an end to political stagnation in Europe, writes Guy Verhofstadt
Spain’s King Felipe has condemned the organisers of Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum, calling for unity.
In a rare national address
The EU is not ready to talk trade with Brexit Britain, MEPs said on Tuesday, unless a “major breakthrough” is made.
The European Parliament voted