"The first time is like your first love, you'll never forget it!"Ettore Scardecchia
Head of Product Engineering, Avio
""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
A look back at the key moments of 30 historic days
The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy has called for calm and said the rule of law would be restored in Catalonia, after the region declared independence from Spain.
Spanish PM Rajoy fires government of Catalonia
When it comes to the Kurds of northern Iraq, the West has chosen realpolitik over moral consistency, writes Shlomo Avineri
Kurdistan government offers to put independence vote results on hold to enable talks with Baghdad
Reactions differ in the wake of referenda on more autonomy in two northern Italian regions.
Voters in Lombardy and Veneto back greater autonomy from Rome but deny being like Catalonia
The two northern regions have been staging non-binding referendums on Sunday.
Lombardy and Veneto are asking for a bigger share of the tax take and spending powers in twin votes on autonomy from Rome.
Voters in the wealthy Italian regions will head to the polls on October 22
Catalan leader calls for dialogue in response to the Spanish prime minister's deadline, under threat of the region's autonomy being suspended.
Separatist Catalans hope Carles Puigdemont will follow the Slovenian independence model
A group of anti-independence demonstrators in the Catalonian capital Barcelona clashed with police on Wednesday, Spain's national day.
Exclusive interview with a Catalan police officer reveals tensions within the regional force over independence
In a symbolic gesture Catalan MPs signed a docucument declaring independence
Gustavo Gomez says political divides within his family have grown so deep that his wife and children have asked him to move out of their home.
Some of Spain's largest companies are moving their headquarters away from Catalonia in the wake of the independance referendum
Many Catalans seek lives eleswhere, and for those living in Madrid there's a change in the atmosphere
A local history teacher, who favours remaining part of Spain, gives his views on the difficulties surrounding the independence referendum.