"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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Figures from NATO and the research institute SIPRI show Russia spent less on defence spending in 2017, while NATO expenditure rose for the third consecutive year.
Turkey and Russia make strong show of unity at joint meeting.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says sections of Taliban are open to talks with Afghan government during inpromptu trip to the country.
The test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai.
Defence minister announces plans for locally-built submersible.
The UK has a black hole in its defence budget whilst the Russia is developing "eye-watering" military capabilities. In a rare political intervention, Britain's army chief has called for additional defence funding.
Emmanuel Macron warned Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the rule of law and ruled out progress in Turkey's EU membership bid as the French president hosted his Turkish counterpart in Paris.
Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the largest-ever British-built warship, only commissioned by HM The Queen a month ago.
The Pentagon has admitted for the first time that a multi-million euro project to probe unidentified flying objects existed for at least five years.
US companies supply more than half of the world's weapons.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU's de facto political capital.
As the so-called Islamic State loses ground in the Middle East, NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels are pushing for closer counterterrorism measures with the European Union.
Pyongyang slams a US military drill in the region as a provocation that could push the world to the brink of nuclear war.
The 3.9 billion euro deal is one of the country’s most expensive military acquisitions.
Is Romania ready to deal with challenges from the east, and can it defend NATO's south-eastern border?
Donation follows gift of arms from China as Duterte seeks to bypass US.
In a severe blow to the UK manufacturing sector and skills pool BAE Systems is laying off 2000 workers.
Carles Puigdemont says an independent Catalonia would need a military, but not everyone agrees.
Sweden is shifting its military capacity from peacekeeping to defence.