"I feel much better, much safer after my meeting with Theresa May"
European Council President
"There is still time to change the direction and ensure that human rights are respected, but the point of no return is quickly coming into sight."
Poland Researcher, Amnesty International
"Air pollution is an invisible killer, so the air quality index is needed to inform European citizens on the state of the air they breathe."
EU Environment Commissioner
"Medea is both a classical story from mythology and it's also a story about now and any parting couple."
"I think real happiness is to be known to nobody and to lead an ordinary life and be anonymous. This is real happiness - real freedom"
Cambodian opposition leader
"What are we giving in return? We are giving the oceans a lot of plastic litter."
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
"We could cover the island's electricity needs, even during August"
John K. Kaldellis
"What we need is regulation that obliges everyone to pay taxes."
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
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