"What if the liberal wave – no more than two-three decades old – has peaked? What if the Third Way of the 1990s is coming to its end (nothing lasts for ever) and Europe is entering a new era in which left-liberalism will be just one way of doing politics among many?"György Schöpflin
MEP for Hungary (Fidesz)
""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
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The crucial deal will allow a series of loans to be released to the embattled country, to help it meet its upcoming debt payments.
Greece is in line for its next batch of bailout loans.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the daily stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
There was disappointment but no surprise in Greece after eurozone finance ministers failed to reach agreement on the release of new loan money.
The Greek government is set to get to further rescue funds from international lenders in return for future austerity measures that it hopes to offset.
An agreement has been announced, paving the way for emergency funds for Athens in return for more painful reforms.
In Greece, trade union organisers and workers marched as part of a national 24-hour strike.
Eurozone finance ministers chair Jeroen Dijsselbloem says some Greek debt will have to be written off for its public finances to become sustainable.
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New impasse in the negotiations of the Greek program raises fears of a repeat of a "Greek drama"
Greek farmers protesting against bailout-related income cuts on Wednesday clashed with riot police outside the Agriculture Ministry in central Athens.
Doctors in Greek state hospitals walk out in protest in central Athens over social security changes
Metro, urban rail and tram workers in Athens have walked off the job for 24 hours. They are angry about legislation that would allow the Athens transport organisation to use stations for commercial pu
Last week’s Eurogroup was just a first step towards a final deal between creditors and the Greek government in order for the bailout programme to get again back on…
Greek ministers have been meeting experts from the EU and IMF discussing the economic reforms Athens must make to keep bailout funds flowing.
The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been talking up the agreement with European creditors under which the country will make further reforms in 2019.
Transport workers in Athens have taken part in the first of three 24-hour strikes to object to legislation that would allow the transport organisation to make commercial use of…
Business Line assesses the state of the Greek economy as eurozone finance ministers agree to the next step on releasing further bailout loans.
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