"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
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A new law in Poland threatens the independence of the Supreme Court.
Polish rule of law under the microscope The European Commission is once again examining the rule of law in Poland.
Venezeula's president accused the EU's foreign policy of being "insolent" over comments on his country
Libya and the Sahel region are at the heart of the European Union’s efforts to respond to refugee arrivals from the Mediterranean.
As Europe continues to deal with the Mediterranean migrant crisis, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini convened the Foreign Affairs council.
Some of the key reactions from the main players in the talks so far
The EU's Michel Barnier and the UK's David Davis say it's time to make progress as talks resume in Brussels on Britain's exit from the union.
UK Finance Minister says government is coming round to idea of 'phased exit' from European Union.
Tony Blair claims Macron's election has opened the door to reform to keep UK in the single market.
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As the UK tries to unravel itself from over 40 years of EU membership, other countries seek closer ties. This week's State of the Union heads to Kiev for the signing of the EU Ukraine association agre
More than a dozen European countries have legalised it since the turn of the century
Western Balkans countries agree to form regional economic area at Trieste summit
By Eliot Wilson
Dorothy Parker famously and punningly declared that you could lead a whore to culture but you couldn’t make her think. The same
Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini address a press conference in Brussels after holding talks.
EU insists Britain must pay its debts before negotiating future perks.
To mark World Population Day, we’ve taken a look at four specific areas to explain the shifts in the European Union’s make-up.
Guy Verhofstadt says current deal on the table is “falling short”
The European Parliament’s chief Brexit coordinator has warned MEPs will veto a deal with the UK.
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The European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator urges Britain to improve its offer for EU citizens - or face having it rejected.