"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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MEPs may have backed the EU-Canada free trade deal, but national and regional parliaments across the bloc will also get a say.
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Hundreds of anti-free trade protesters took to the streets of Strasbourg on Wednesday as MEPs voted to back an EU-Canada free trade deal.
EU approves CETA trade deal with Canada
Demonstrators from Greenpeace protest in Strasbourg at the signing of CETA, EU’s free trade deal with Canada
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MEPs are set to vote on whether to ratify a free trade pact, known as CETA, between the European Union and Canada.
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The Belgian region of Wallonia garnered international attention last year.
On President Trump's protectionist rhetoric Canada's PM Justin Trudeau says he'll emphasise the strong trade ties between the two countries.
Efforts are underway to salvage the TPP trade pact after the US pulled out and some are envisaging Beijing as a new partner.
In a move seen as distancing America from its Asian allies, Donald Trump has formally withdrawn the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership on…
President Donald Trump has fulfilled a key campaign pledge by withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
Global growth and development have been predicted to be one of the casualties of a Trump presidency hostile to free trade.
World leaders have reacted to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day as President.
Laying out his intentions - Donald Trump lists six executive actions he will take on day one of becoming president
Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.
After Trump's election victory Mexico says the North American Free Trade Agreement can be discussed by not renegotiated.
Barack Obama became the first African American to take office in the White House with his election win in 2008.