"[Romania's PM designate] only knows to say yes and that's how things will be from now on."
"All I do is sing, which is what I love, and it comes out naturally"
"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions
Israeli and Hungarian PMs focus on joint concerns during visit to synagogue
Europe should better appreciate Israel's key role in Middle Eastern stability, leaders of four central European nations said on Wednesday.
Benjamin Netanyah is seeking to strenghten Israel’s ties with countries who will defend its interests.
Critics say the move aims to crack down on dissent and to stigmatize as 'unpatriotic' those groups backed by Western donors such as George Soros.
China and the European Union are often at loggerheads diplomatically but there’s been a rare consensus on the need to protect the Paris climate deal.
The billionaire financier says he's proud of the way Hungarians have stood up to the government
Hungarians have held a “picnic protest” in the capital Budapest.
A few hundred sat outside the country’s parliament on Monday (May 29) to object to
Out in their thousands - Hungarians march to the country's parliament in protest at government clampdown on top foreign university
Thousands of pro-EU protesters warn Hungary's government not to abandon European liberal values in a May Day rally in Budapest
Brussels had threatened legal action over the law branded an attack on academic freedom.
By Dorit Geva, associate professor at Central European University.
The Central European University (CEU), the small university where I teach, has
The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has called on Hungary to suspend a debate in the country’s parliament of bills which tighten rules on non-governmental organisations and foreign…
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A group of demonstrators have held a protest outside the European Parliament as Hungarian PM Viktor Orban answered criticism from MEPs.
The European Commission on Wednesday opened a legal case against Hungary over a new higher education law that threatens to shut down a George Soros-backed university in…
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
A demonstration with a difference was held in Budapest on Saturday.
Thousands rallied in Budapest to denounce a right-wing government they accuse of trying to silence criticism.
Tens of thousands of protesters have held a day of rallies in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic…