"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."
Spain’s King Juan Carlos is due to sign a law allowing his own abdication later on Wednesday in a ceremony at the royal palace in Madrid.
Following the unexpected abdication of his father, Prince Felipe will soon ascend to the Spanish throne. Despite Spain’s growing desire for
Spain’s Senate has approved legislation allowing King Juan Carlos to abdicate this week and hand the throne to Crown Prince Felipe.
The law setting
How many radical democrats does it take to change the Spanish constitution?
A political party fed up with their country’s dominant politicians and
MPs in Spain are today debating a bill to formalise the abdication of King Juan Carlos.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said an overwhelming
King Juan Carlos has appeared in public as head of Spain’s military for the last time before handing over the throne to his son Prince Felipe.
Thousands of anti-monarchy protesters have rallied in the Spanish capital calling for a referendum to decide whether Spaniards want a monarchy or a
Spain’s Prince Felipe of Asturias has promised to serve his country in his first public address since his father King Juan Carlos announced his
The Spanish cabinet has met to begin setting out the exact steps for Prince Felipe’s accession to the throne following his father’s announcement that
Spain could have a new monarch within two weeks. After Monday’s surprise announcement by King Juan Carlos to abdicate, parliament is expected to have
His announcement confirming it came today, but King Juan Carlos took the decision in January that he would abdicate. He has carried the Spanish crown
It was a less than glamorous royal engagement in Mallorca for Spain’s Princess Cristina, attending a hearing into her involvement in a corruption
The daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, Princess Cristina, has agreed to testify over tax fraud and money-laundering charges.
In a statement her
The Spanish King’s traditional Christmas Eve address did not go to air live on Catalonian public TV for the first time in its 30 year history, and
Spain’s King Juan Carlos has been admitted to hospital for a third operation on his left hip. It is his ninth surgery in three years.
Spain’s King Juan Carlos has left hospital just one week after yet more surgery connected to his hip replacement.
This latest operation was the
Spain’s King Juan Carlos is recovering after having undergone a successful temporary hip replacement, but will need further surgery in two months
Spain’s King Juan Carlos is facing hip surgery for a third time. It will be the sixth operation in two years for the increasingly frail 75-year-old
Spain’s King Juan Carlos will be returning to hospital for more hip surgery, but the palace denies that he is considering abdication.
Morocco’s King has defended his decision to pardon a convicted Spanish paedophile, saying that he did not know the gravity of the offences committed