"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."
Portuguese stocks tumbled further on Wednesday in response to the political crisis gripping the cash-strapped country.
The market reaction follows
A highly symbolic song from Portugal’s democratic revolution almost 40 years ago is again being sung loudly after two years of austerity measures
The Portuguese press has digested the further spending cuts announced yesterday by the government, and for some, playing on the prime minister’s
Hundreds of people turned out to greet Angela Merkel on her first official visit to Portugal.
Unfortunately, perhaps for the German Chancellor most
In Portugal, ministers have held a special seven-hour meeting to debate a change of direction in austerity policy.
The government is considering
Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has been locked in talks with business and trade union leaders.
He has taken what analysts believe is
Portugal’s foreign lenders who granted the country a 78 billion euro bailout last year have agreed to ease their budget targets as Portugal slides
There has been fierce condemnation of new tough austerity measures announced by Portugal’s prime minister.
Pedro Passos Coehlo said last night the
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Thursday called for public spending to be slashed as the country’s parliament started to debate next
People in Portugal may have to hand over half a month’s salary to help the government meet budget deficit targets set out under the country’s 78
The new government of debt-battered Portugal has signed into office. The inaugural speech of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, whose Social
Portugal’s prime minister in waiting has begun coalition talks. Pedro Passos Coelho’s centre-right party won last Sunday’s general election, beating
Calm reigns in the streets of Lisbon the day after the elections. No celebrations, no euphoria. It may be a reflection of the poor turnout and the
Portugal’s prime minister-elect Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday vowed to honour the terms of a 78 billion-euro bailout.
In a deal struck last month
The Portuguese took a new political direction on Sunday. To analyse the result of the election we are joined from Lisbon by the associate editor of
Portugal’s Social-Democrats are expected to put together a centre-right coalition after beating the socialists in the country’s snap election.
It is all over for outgoing Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, defeated in his country’s general election, and who has resigned the leadership
The composition of the new Portuguese parliament reveals a very different chamber from two years ago.
The centre-right PSD has nearly 39% of the
Pedro Passos Coelho and his centre-right PSD have won the Portuguese general election. They have been favourites to win ever since he torpedoed the
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Monday asked Pedro Passos Coelho to start talks on forming a new government, despite not having yet been