"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
state of the union
Schengen at risk
The EU’s passport-free travel zone, known as Schengen, could break up, according to European Council President Donald
The EU summit of central and eastern European states grinds on in Brussels as the participants try to get agreement on dealing with the refugee
For the first time a refugee attempting to find shelter in Europe has been shot and killed. The victim was an Afghan attempting to cross the Turkish
The original agreement to allow unhampered movement was signed near Schengen, a small town in Luxembourg, on 14th June, 1985. European Economic
The authorities in Hungary have opened the main train station in Budapest to migrants. International services, however, remain suspended. However
Hungary’s prime minister says Syrian refugees should stop travelling to Europe. Viktor Orban made the comments at a press conference in Brussels. He
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the refugee crisis as a “German problem.” He was speaking to reporters after a meeting with the
No information. No facilities. Images from last night (September 2) show how migrants and refugees have spent their last two days and nights in
Keleti Terminus, the main railway station of the Hungarian capital Budapest, has reopened. Migrants have poured in and boarded trains, even though
European Union border control systems are under an unprecedented strain with the asylum seeker crisis. The EU bloc’s external borders have physical
A new group of some 2,500 migrants was ferried to the port of Piraeus, outside the Greek capital, Athens, on Monday. Brought to shore from the
How far has the EU come in developing a common immigration policy? Not far enough, say critics, given the disparity of its voices. None of the
A relentless flow of desperate migrants continued to cross into Hungary on Friday morning, crawling underneath a razor wire fence on the border with
Records have again been broken for the number of migrants flooding into Europe. In Serbia more than 3,200 arrived from the Former Yugoslav Republic
Thousands of migrants have made their way through no man’s land from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia into Serbia. Most have fled conflict
For the second time in two days, the ferry ‘Venizelos’ docks in Piraeus port, Athens, carrying some 2,000 migrants from the island of Lesbos, most of
Jubilant upon arrival, hundreds of migrants per day reach the Greek island of Lesbos and, more importantly for many, the European Union. Traffickers
Europe’s Schengen zone celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. It allows citizens of 26 European Union countries to travel and go through
To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about Schengen area, please click on the link above.
United Arab Emirates
UAE citizens can now travel in 34 European countries, including the Schengen area, without a visa after the states became the first in the Arab world