"What if the liberal wave – no more than two-three decades old – has peaked? What if the Third Way of the 1990s is coming to its end (nothing lasts for ever) and Europe is entering a new era in which left-liberalism will be just one way of doing politics among many?"György Schöpflin
MEP for Hungary (Fidesz)
""Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable"."Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister
""The average life expectancy is 66 and a half, so we have 40 percent of men who won't survive until retirement.""Nikolai Levshitz
"The compact largely ignores refugees’ labour rights. The omission risks turning refugees into cheap and unprotected labour for private enterprises and large transnational corporations."Behzad Yaghmaian
Professor of political economy, Ramapo College of New Jersey
"It should become clear to all that the continuing, systemic and vicious attacks on Polish courts and their judges are bound to produce consequences beyond Polish borders and constitute a clear and present danger to the EU legal system as a whole. This is no time for further dialogue or half measures."Laurent Pech / Patryk Wachowiec
Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
"I do believe the solution to kids' obsessions with their phones starts with a look in the mirror. The problem is you and your addiction to your phone; it's not your kid. Your kid is simply doing what he or she has seen you do."Jamie Lee Curtis
Award-winning actress, author of 12 best-selling children's books
"I don't see how Trump could achieve the kind of autocratic takeover Orbán achieved in Hungary so long as democracy remains vibrant - and the opposition continues to control government - in many powerful states in the Union (such as California and New York)."R. Daniel Kelemen
Professor of Political Science and Law, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University, USA
"A rational and seemingly well-intentioned readiness towards dialogue with the Kremlin resulted in irrationally demeaning us all."Danylo Lubkivsky
Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine
Dark forces are at work lobbying to influence European policy-making, according to an MEP advocating a reinforcement of transparency rules in the
Around 80 companies selling plane tickets by internet have been warned to clean up their business practices or face legal action. Brussels gave the
As expected, the European Central Bank has kept the cost of borrowing unchanged at 4%. ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet and the policymakers on the
The annual shareholders meeting of sporting-goods maker Adidas, inevitably attracted protests against its sponsorship of the Olympic Games.
The Russian energy giant Gazprom has become the world’s third largest listed company by market value. That comes just one day after its outgoing
Unemployment has risen in Spain, and at the same time the competition for jobs. The Spaniards complain the Portuguese are accepting substandard
Pictures emerging from southern Myanmar, the former Burma, show how much of the region was devastated by the weekend’s devastating cyclone.
A suspected paedophile has been arrested within two days of Interpol releasing photographs in an appeal for information on the Internet. The pictures
Silvio Berlusconi has been sworn in as Italy’s prime minister for the fourth time in his political career.
The members of his government have also
Russia’s parliament has rubber-stamped the choice of Vladimir Putin as the country’s new prime minister.
Putin stepped down as president yesterday
Demanding their right to return to their homeland, Palestinians have marked what they call al-Nakba, or “The Catastrophe.”
At a rally in Bethlehem
Patrick Dempsey, who found fame as an 1980’s film heartthrob and later as the handsome doctor named “McDreamy” in the popular American television
It’s all colours of electro and indie music at the Nuits Sonores in Lyon. Now in its sixth year, the festival in the French city has established an
Glaciers are considered by scientists as barometers of global warming.
In this issue of Science we look at two glaciers in the southern hemisphere