"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
"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
A conservative former minister head of state of a Greece governed by the radical left led by anti-austerity Alexis Tsipras. Prokopis Pavlopoulos
Greece is set to request on Thursday of its ‘loan agreement’ for another six months.
European Commission officials insist that is the same thing as
Reports from the European Central Bank say that it has agreed to raise emergency funding available to Greece’s struggling banks to 68.3 billion
Greece intends to ask for a six month extension of its loan agreement with the eurozone today but ministers stressed it would not be the same as the
Greeks appear to back their prime minister’s tough stance in the EU debt talks.
A recent GPO poll showed 78 percent backed how Alexis Tsipras has
Hard line rhetoric has been echoing in Athens all to the backdrop of a financial clock which is ticking at a heightened pace towards what could be
Talks in Brussels between Greece and its eurozone creditors collapsed in disarray on Monday night but Athens says it is confident a deal can still be
Greece has been given until Friday to request an extension to its bailout programme or face the consequences. The ultimatum came after Monday’s talks
Eurozone finance ministers are holding a crucial meeting on the future of the international bailout for Athens.
From Germany a tough stance
A mood of optimism continues on the streets of Athens as Greeks show their support for their anti-austerity government ahead of crucial bailout talks in Brussels.
Greece dominates the headlines when it comes to the European economy. But the story is bigger than that. It is also about growth and getting people
The Greek government remains firmly opposed to implementing more stringent austerity measures but Athens’ stance has renewed optimism that a deal is
For more than a year, cleaning women in Greece have been the symbol of the injustices of austerity. They started to protest after they lost their
A rare archaeological find in southern Greece has unearthed the skeletons of a 6,000-year-old couple, locked in an embrace.
The remains were
With an agreement on Greece's debt crisis yet to be reached, Greeks take to the streets in support of further negotiations.
The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has been explaining his government’s bailout position, which has put it on a collision course with other
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras easily won the confidence of parliament in a late night sitting on Tuesday with 162 votes. It means he has the
Greece’s economic future hangs in the balance as it prepares to start delicate negotiations with eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday.
Eurozone finance ministers want to clinch an interim debt deal with Greece on Wednesday. Athens wants to strike an agreement on stop gap financing
Greece’s departure from the Eurozone is inevitable and “just a matter of time”, according to Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal