"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."
Another setback for the French government as the rating agency Standard & Poor’s cut its appraisal of the country’s credit worthiness. It reduced
Standard & Poor’s has cut its assessment of Ukraine’s creditworthiness with a downgrade to B minus.
S&P is concerned about Ukraine’s falling
Standard & Poor’s has upgraded its outlook on Ireland’s credit rating.
Based on the opinion that Dublin’s debt may fall faster than expected, its
Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has cut Italy’s sovereign credit rating to BBB from BBB+ based on the country’s crumbling economy. Prime Minister
More bad news for Portugal, as the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s revised its sovereign credit outlook downward to negative from stable.
Standard & Poor’s has raised Turkey’s sovereign debt rating by one notch to “BB+”.
It puts the country on a rating just one step below investment
The US government is suing Standard & Poor’s accusing the agency of knowingly inflating its ratings of risky mortgage-related investments, of the
The US government says it wants five billion dollars from Standard & Poor’s.
In a law suit the Department of Justice is taking the agency to court
Greece’s borrowing costs have fallen after Standard & Poor’s lifted its assessment of the country’s credit rating.
That means the credit agency’s
There is some much-needed good news for Greece.
Ratings agency Standard and Poors has raised the credit rating on the country’s sovereign debt
The Greek government’s latest attempt to lower the country’s massive debt burden has resulted in a downgrade from the rating agency Standard &
An Australian court has ruled that Standard & Poor’s misled investors in the way that it rated some investments.
The agency gave its highest
Spain came under renewed pressure to formally ask for a financial bailout after a ratings agency cut the country’s credit worthiness to one point
Standard & Poor’s has downgraded 15 Italian banks, saying Italy faces a potentially deeper and more prolonged recession than the ratings agency had
Standard & Poor’s has raised Greece’s credit rating.
It is now no longer in default territory, but remains firmly in the junk category with a
Spain’s sovereign credit rating has been down graded by Standard & Poor’s for a second time this year. It’s been cut from an A to a triple-
Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Greece’s long-term rating to “Selective Default”. The news came as a blow to Athens, which had barely had time to
Greek lawmakers are pushing forward with a raft of measures demanded by eurozone states in exchange for the 130 billion euro rescue.
It was a week full of interesting insights. After the downgrade of several EU countries by rating agency Standard & Poor’s, all eyes were on the
In the aftermath of the so-called ‘Black Friday’ mass downgrading of eurozone countries, politicians and economists were quick to play down the