"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."
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Jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi has been officially awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Collecting the European Parliament
Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi is being officially awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on Wednesday. But the human rights activist
The Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi has won this year’s Sakharov Prize. Raif Badawi/h3> Fortunately Raif Badawi was not flogged today in #Saudi
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and for cyber crime, was awarded the
A new documentary by the winner of an EU rights prize highlights the stories of women who have been raped during the conflict in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo
A hospital that treats victims of rape has accused the Congolese government of hounding it after tax authorities seized its assets. Panzi hospital in
The protesters behind an uprising that shook Europe over the past year.
The activists from Ukraine’s Euromaidan movement have been nominated for a
Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai has received the 2013 Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Sixteen-year-old Pakistani campaigner Malala Yousafzai has received the EU’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Campaigning for girls’
Happening Now. Malaka Yousafzai addresses European Parliament.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended the European Parliament for the Sakharov Prize ceremony where she as welcomed by European
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is urging Europe to help the Myanmar achieve full democracy.
Under house arrest when the Sakharov Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the teenager from Pakistan who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has won the EU’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of
A Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for better rights for girls, won the European Union’s annual
state of the union
In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly, MEPs call for an inquiry into US surveillance programs and they give the green light to a new draft deal on
Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has finally picked up the Sakharov prize that he won in 2010.
Cuban authorities denied the journalist an exit
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas has collected the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize – two and a half years after he won it.
Raising his fist
Cuba’s Ladies in White movement on Tuesday picked up the European Parliament’s Sakarov Prize that they won in 2005.
They had to wait eight years
On behalf of Ms Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian lawyer currently in prison, Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has accepted this year’s Sakharov Prize for
Iranian dissidents Nasrin Sotoudeh and Filmmaker Jafar Panahi have been presented with the Sakharov Prize in absentia at the European Parliament in