"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
"Every trivialisation strengthens the far right, as experience shows."Caro Keller
Anti-fascist collective NSU Watch
"“You ask me when and why I decided to leave, but, in fact, I did not have any choice.""Somali man, age 24
Mercy Corps study interviewee
"Viktor Orbán is leading Hungary away from the rule of law, from our fundamental rights, from EU solidarity, from the EU project. He is using public funds to wage a massive propaganda campaign against the European Union, against free movement and against the rule of law."Viviane Reding
Former Vice-President of the European Commision, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
""As politicians... our values are much more connected to the ethics of responsibility than to free opinions and feeling""Piotr Glinski
Polish Deputy PM and Minister of Culture
Madagascar is on the verge of an oil and gas revolution, but how will it develop these new sectors of the economy for the benefit of all without ruining the environment?
Madagascar is desperately poor and needs to develop its vast natural resources, but it is also a global ecological treasure house, subject to international scrutiny. Global capital will not invest her
Madagascar’s Port of Toamasina, the economic heart of the country.
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Seven years ago Madagascar was rocked by violence as a political coup turned bloody.
Madagascar’s parliament has voted to remove President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina from office. It’s thought 121 of 125 lawmakers backed the move
Floods in Madagascar have killed 14 people and forced more than 21,000 people from their homes in and around the capital Antananarivo. The
Over 40% of Madagascar’s crops could be directly threatened by the spread of locusts, despite various eradication programmes. According to the United
The World Health Organisation has sounded the alarm over an outbreak of the plague in Madagascar.
It says 40 people have died since August, out of
In ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman tells the story of the oldest surviving primates, the lemurs.
The politically volatile Indian ocean island of Madagascar looks set for more uncertainty after the winner of the presidential election was
Madagascar has been voting in round two of a presidential poll, which it is hoped will help one of Africa’s poorest
nations emerge from political
Madagascar’s Hery Rajaonarimampianina and Jean Louis Robinson are looking at a head-to-head battle for the presidency.
A run-off vote will be held
Vote-counting has begun in Madagascar’s first presidential election since the 2009 military-backed takeover.
The country hopes it will encourage
Madagascar is holding its first presidential election since outgoing leader Andry Rajoelina came to power in 2009 in a military-backed
A mob in Madagascar has burnt two Europeans to death amid claims they were involved in organ trafficking for witchcraft.
An angry crowd hunted down
A crowd burnt two Europeans alive in Madagascar amid suspicions they had killed a local boy, police said.
Witnesses said the two men – one of whom
Singer Katy Perry took a trip to Madagascar in support of UNICEF to help draw attention to the problems faced by many residents of the island.
There are still over 1,000 passengers onboard the stricken Costa Allegra cruise ship, as it is slowly being towed to the main Seychelles island of
An Italian cruiser left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday.
The Costa Allegra is being
A cruise ship owned by the same company that operated the ill-fated Costa Concordia has been rescued by a French fishing vessel.