""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
"Every trivialisation strengthens the far right, as experience shows."Caro Keller
Anti-fascist collective NSU Watch
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“We were told that if the Spanish police asked us about the lessons we were receiving, we should answer that we were learning French.”
Carles Puigdemont has made his first public appearance in Brussels.
Correspondents crammed into the city’s Press Club for the chance to grill the
The lawyer for Catalonia’s sacked leader has solid experience defending political pariahs.
He’s represented Basque and Kurd separatists, and helped
A look back at the key moments of 30 historic days
Spain's chief prosecutor calls for rebellion charges to be brought against Catalan leaders
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont gets legal counsel in Brussels.
Could Belgium offer asylum to Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and his government?
The rumour is doing the rounds in Brussels.
José Manuel Maza charged them with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds
Huge pro-unity rally marks start of intense week in Catalonia
They refuse to be the silent minority
Thousands of protesters gathered in defence of Spanish unity in the Catalan capital
A central government spokesman advised Carles Puigdemont to stand in December's regional polls
Catalonia is sure to challenge Madrid's takeover by launching a case in Spain's Constitutional Court, an expert told Euronews
People of all ages joined the march in the Spanish capital to show support for the government
About 1,000 pro-unity supporters gather at Madrid's Plaza Colon
A broadcast message from Carles Puigdemont asked Catalans to resist Article 155 in a peaceful manner
Carles Puigdemont refuses to recognise the sacking of Catalan regional government
Revellers celebrated long into the night in Barcelona
The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy has called for calm and said the rule of law would be restored in Catalonia, after the region declared independence from Spain.