"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
Greece and its euro zone partners formally launched talks on July 17 designed to lead to a third bailout programme for Athens that could total 86
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In this edition of Europe Weekly we look back at the two deals that have dominated the news over the last seven days. Greece’s parliament approved a
The deal reached by Athens and its international creditors in the early hours of Monday (13 June) saw Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras concede to
As international creditors mull over Greece’s latest proposals to resolve the debt crisis. Here we have a look at how much Athens owes and to whom
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In this edition of Europe Weekly, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asks international creditors for a third bailout – despite 61 percent of those
As supporters of the “No” vote gathered in central Athens in celebration, reaction came in from Greece’s eurozone partners, in particular Germany
Greece seems to have decisively rejected the bailout terms put forward by its international creditors. The Greek people have voted an overwhelming
A Greek exit from the euro zone will be inevitable if Athens and its lenders do not come up with a solution within the next five days, Germany’s
After five months of deadlock, a solution to the Greek debt crisis will be presented to European leaders this week, European Council President Donald
After months of deadlock, a solution to the Greek debt crisis is near, says Guntram Wolff of the Brussels based think-tank, Bruegel. He joined
Inflation returned to the euro zone economy in May, according to the EU’s stats office.
Eurostat figures confirmed that more expensive food
The Greek government remains engaged in last-ditch talks with its creditors as the cash-strapped country moves closer to the April 20 date when
There is both hope that progress can be made, and tension spilling over into angry exchanges, ahead of planned negotiations on Wednesday between the Syriza government and EU creditors.
Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels have warned Greece to stop wasting time and to get down to some serious work on economic reforms. The
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Coming up in Europe Weekly: deal or no deal as Greece runs dangerously close of running out of money. What next for Ukraine in the aftermath of
Pressure is growing on Greece and it finance minister to toe the line and stick to its financial commitments.
Greece’s new prime minister is on a tour and today he arrives in Brussels, bringing his ideas on Greece’s economic plight to the heart of the EU, but
Financial doomsday for Greece, economic meltdown for Europe? It seems you can’t click a mouse these days without headlines screaming debt at you
Greece’s newly appointed finance minister is on a European tour seeking to reassure international investors that Athens is not in a standoff with its
Greece is back on the front line of what some fear could be a re-run of the eurozone crisis.
Shares in Athens slumped again on Thursday, though