"While Merkel herself may not be missed much, a power vacuum in Berlin is a blow for hopes to revive the EU"
Former economic adviser to the European Commission president
"If we do not set a successful narrative ourselves, Russia’s 'malign influence' will do that for the EU."
Radu Magdin, Adelina Jelescu
Strategy consultants and regional analysts
"This is how it is... Romanians are used to a hard life"
"“In ten years we will still have this same character that we have now. The character of the city with balance, with balance of nature, of leisure, of good quality of economy, and good accessibility from abroad.""
"Early diagnosis is essential."
Edmond Van Eeckhout
Alzheimer's patient carer
"If they misbehave and continue their silly games, they’ll find themselves staring at an empty chair in Brussels. The Golden Goose would have flown, without lea"
UK communications manager
"I feel much better, much safer after my meeting with Theresa May"
European Council President
"There is still time to change the direction and ensure that human rights are respected, but the point of no return is quickly coming into sight."
Poland Researcher, Amnesty International
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The European Directive 2009/136/EC on
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