"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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Visiting EU headquarters in Brussels, President Barack Obama has indicated that US exports could help Europe reduce its reliance on Russian
The EU has suspended talks on investment and visa-free travel with Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine.
After six hours of talks in
EU leaders meeting on Ukraine have agreed to suspend visa negotiations with Russia, threatening further sanctions if Moscow refuses to engage in
European Council President Herman van Rompuy says the EU must get tougher on tax if governments are to succeed in balancing their books.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy will no longer hold a political office in 2015, Euractiv reports.
The 65-year-old broke the news in
David Cameron has claimed victory after succeeding in his push for the EU to spend less.
The British prime minister said that European taxpayers
EU leaders have agreed to cut the bloc’s spending for the first time in its history.
The headline figure of 960 billion euros is down by three
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has revealed the deal worked out by the region’s leaders to cut EU spending for the next seven
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy chosen not to put forward a new budget compromise to EU leaders on Thursday, due to sharp divisions
It was all smiles as German Chancellor Angela Merkel watched a football friendly between her country and France with French President Francois
The EU has accused Brazil of protectionism in the past.
But leaders tried to put those differences to one side at a joint trade summit in
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has used the official curtain raiser for his country’s EU presidency to urge the UK not to loosen its ties with
Russian President Vladimir Putin was given a warm welcome by European Union leaders when he arrived in Brussels ahead of today’s EU-Russia
EU heads of state have committed themselves to a path of economic reforms in the coming year, a path they they hope will lead the eurozone out of
The Nobel Peace Prize has been collected by the heads of the EU’s three main institutions. The ceremony took place in Norway’s capital Oslo.
The prospect of a return to traditional Italian politics with its frequent crises and instability has caused European markets to wobble and put
The European Union’s three presidents are in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for its transformation from a continent in war to one in
European leaders have called off talks in Brussels over the long-term EU budget.
Negotiations to fix the bloc’s finances for the 2014-2020 period
European leaders have agreed a deal on a banking union.
France and the European Commission arrived at the summit keen to run ahead with a new
European leaders have gathered for day two of their summit in Brussels after a marathon session that ended up with a big step towards banking union