"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
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Bank of England calls for Article 50 stress tests
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Bank of England raises forecast for UK economic growth this year, in no hurry to put up interest rates, sees inflation at 2.8 percent in early 2018.
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is to stay in that job until the end of June 2019 to help smooth Britain's departure from the European Union.
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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development says global economic growth will flounder this year and next as globalisation stalls.
Britain’s central bank has left the cost of borrowing unchanged but signaled a probable cut in the benchmark lending rate to just above zero later this year.
Royal Bank of Scotland has sunk deeper into the red and said it is likely to take even longer than expected to return to profit.
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The UK's central bank has cut its base interest rate for the first time in seven years, from 0.5 percent to 0.25 percent - a new record low
Newly released statistics show that before the Brexit vote the UK's economy grew fairly robustly and after the vote British retailers suffered their sharpest fall in sales in four years.