"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."
Portugal’s caretaker prime minister says he expects the president to give the go-ahead to his centre-right coalition to form a new government. P
It is a win, but not with an overall majority for the Portuguese centre-right, which looks set to win about 38.5% of the vote to the Socialists 32%
Portugal’s centre-right coalition government under Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has won another four-year term. In what was seen as a test of
All signs are pointing to a second consecutive election win for Portugal’s conservative Portugal Ahead coalition. However, they seem likely to lose
Portugal is voting in parliamentary elections today (October 4). Portuguese league football matches, which are not traditionally scheduled to take
Portugal is all set for Sunday’s general elections. The country’s prime minister Passos Coelho has made a final push to boost his chances of not only
The reputation of the Portuguese people as calm, or even submissive, in relation to the past few years of austerity has rarely wavered. Their anger
Portugal is living through its closest election race since becoming a democracy in 1974. With the country gearing up for Sunday’s (October 4) general
Pedro Passos Coelho returned the centre-right to power in Portugal in 2011, a neo-liberal economist. The Socialists had been governing for six years
In Portugal’s legislative elections this Sunday, October 4th, more people than ever might just skip the ballot box. What’s more, pollsters say that
The coming Portuguese general election raises themes of austerity, reform and growth that Europe has become all too familiar with in recent years
Voters in Portugal look set to express their dissatisfaction with traditional politics by not voting in Sunday’s general election. In 2011 a record
What Laura Lavandeira buys at the fresh food markets in Porto has changed in the last several years, as her pension was reduced by around 500 euros
The polling forecast for Portugal’s October 4th elections is that the centre-right coalition now in power or the socialists will win. In the streets
Ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary election, we asked 10 people to summarise in one sentence what they wanted from the next Portuguese
What is happening and when? The polls open on October 4 at 9:00 local time (11am CET) and close at 7pm on the mainland (9pm CET), when exit polls
Portuguese President, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, has announced that his country’s general election will take place on October 4, 2015. The ruling
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
Portugal chose a new centre-right government in Sunday’s elections. The country is submerged in debt and knows that higher taxes, spending cuts and