"“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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties.
Leader of the
Diederik Samsom and his Labour Party have been quick to celebrate. Early in the election campaign they had been trailing the hard-left Socialists but
Mark Rutte and his Liberals look set to be the biggest winners in the Dutch general election after exit polls showed the party picked up the largest
Mark Rutte’s early ambition was to become a concert pianist, instead he orchestrated his political party to the summit of power in the
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberal party is in the box seat for a second term after his party won 41 seats in the Dutch General Election. That
Dutch voters go to the polls on Wednesday knowing that they can expect similar levels of austerity to their other European neighbours once a
Changes are clearly happening in the Swiss political balance. The right-wing UDC in Switzerland figured it would get a hefty score in the latest
Javier from Spain asks:
“Why are we – EU member states - witnessing the disappearance of the welfare state? Why are we losing all the benefits
He was standing unopposed so his election was a formality. But that did not dampen the joy for Philipp Roesler as he was overwhelmingly endorsed as
Details of the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition in the UK will be unveiled later.
Lib Dem MPs gave their official backing to the
The European Liberals have launched their election campaign putting the fundamental civil liberties and freedom at the heart of their battle. They