"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
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
A round up of the latest European developments from our team in Brussels
Serious divisions emerge as Hungary and Slovakia tell the EU's top court that sharing out asylum-seekers in a quota system is unlawful.
With an estimated ten million people worldwide thought to be stateless, Europe is being urged to end arbitrary detentions and protect those with nowhere to call…
Brussels had threatened legal action over the law branded an attack on academic freedom.
Hungary says it has finished building a second fence on the border with Serbia to keep migrants out.
By Dorit Geva, associate professor at Central European University.
The Central European University (CEU), the small university where I teach, has
French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said he would push for European Union sanctions against Poland for violating EU principles.
The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has called on Hungary to suspend a debate in the country’s parliament of bills which tighten rules on non-governmental organisations and foreign…
It's the latest escalation in tensions between the EU and Hungary, which have simmered for months, and are now raging.
A group of demonstrators have held a protest outside the European Parliament as Hungarian PM Viktor Orban answered criticism from MEPs.
The European Commission on Wednesday opened a legal case against Hungary over a new higher education law that threatens to shut down a George Soros-backed university in…
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
A demonstration with a difference was held in Budapest on Saturday.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Budapest for the ‘March of the Living’ – an event to commemorate the 550,000 Hungarian Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Thousands rallied in Budapest to denounce a right-wing government they accuse of trying to silence criticism.
Tens of thousands of protesters have held a day of rallies in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic…
Hungary’s coming under pressure to allay EU fears that its controversial policies, including on higher education, go against the bloc’s values on rights and…
This is the Brief from Brussels, a round-up of the daily news stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
Hungary has no intention of closing any universities, a higher education official has told Euronews.
A further, albeit smaller, protest was held in Budapest on Monday night after Hungary’s president signed a controversial law which critics say targets foreign…