"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
This is the Brief from Brussels – a daily round-up of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
Polish police say they have uncovered an illegal cigarette factory in the Warsaw area. Over seven million cigarettes and three tons of tobacco were
The EU’s highest court has ruled in favour of tougher rules on cigarette packaging. The case is the result of a legal challenge by two major tobacco
EU officials have been concealing meetings with tobacco industry lobbyists, a watchdog has found. European Ombudsman Emma O’Reilly told the European
If you stub it out, don’t throw it away. That’s the message to smokers in Paris as the French capital starts a clean up campaign of cigarette butts
Angry French tobacconists are mounting a protest campaign against government moves to force cigarette companies to use plain, unbranded packaging
A court in Canada has ruled that three tobacco companies must pay 11 billion euros in damages to smokers and former smokers. They have said they will appeal the verdict.
To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31, we have brought together ten key questions to consider:
What is the tobacco death
Cigarette packets are set to get a dramatic makeover in UK. MPs will vote on a law introducing plain packaging in England and Wales before May’s
The electronic cigarette has revolutionised smoking habits in Europe and around the world, with more and more tobacco users turning to it for what
The anti-smoking mayor of New York now has a law to raise the minimum age required to buy cigarettes in the city to the highest in the country: 21
A tobacco epidemic in India could be killing up to 1.5 million by the end of the decade, a new report has claimed.
The International Tobacco
A new Tobacco Products Directive has been adopted by the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol.
Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals