"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
Protestors clashed with police in Berlin on Saturday during a heated counter-demonstration against a march by the far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD).
The festival opens with Wes Anderson’s "Isle of Dogs," the second stop-motion animation from the American director.
The Icelandic composer was discovered at his Berlin apartment.
This year's Berlinale film festival will be a platform for debating the "MeToo" movement highlighting sexual harassment against women
Over 100 pieces of clothing designed by Italian designer Gianni Versace will be on show in the German capital.
Four detainees have escaped from a Berlin jail.
The city's justice ministry said that the men escaped via a car workshop on the grounds of the Ploetzensee prison
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One year on, Angela Merkel has attended a memorial for the victims of the Berlin Christmas market bombings, amid criticism of the government response
Swedish art satire 'The Square' scooped no fewer than six prizes at the European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor.
Final preparations are underway in Berlin for Saturday's 30th edition of the awards
Berlin's Christmas market has reopened under heightened security.
The top leadership of Germany’s Social Democrats are debating whether party leader Martin Schulz should reconsider forming another coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
The man has been inundated with invites after a shopper shared the ad on social media
Germany's Social Democrat leader, Martin Schulz is facing pressure over 'grand coalition' talks with Angela Merkel as he meets with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin.
Germany's reputation for punctuality has taken a hit as local media report yet another delay to the opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a statement after talks on forming a coalition government in Germany collapsed
Security guards at one Berlin refugee centre pimp out their wards for cash.
Berlin's Madame Tussaud's has added Donald Trump to its collection, by public demand.
Berlin’s Staatsoper on the historic Unter den Linden boulevard has reopened.
The restored Staatsoper is one of the most modern opera houses in the world.