"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
The meeting between the US and EU presidents in Washington has eased tensions amid fears of a trade war, though some play down the significance of what was agreed.
Antwerp port steels for trade tariff blowback
Leaders say workers shouldn't fear EU-Japan pact
Brussels and Tokyo reached a deal on the transfer of personal data as they also agreed a free-trade pact after years of talks.
At the 20th EU-China Summit, European and Chinese leaders have sent an anti-protectionist signal to the President of the United States.
The European Commission should revise its proposed rules for cross-border data flows to clearly prohibit unjustified barriers done in the name of "privacy."
The European Union hits back at Donald Trump after he calls the EU "a foe" of the US on trade
China says it is shocked by new trade tariffs announced by the U.S and that it will have to take the necessary counter-measures
Brexit supporters argue the UK must cut free from EU ties to trade with the wider world – and has no reason to fear leaving the bloc without an accord.
Many analysts fear the global economy will now suffer, the question is by how much.
The impact of Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal is being felt in Tehran.
The American tariffs threatened on all imports of EU-assembled cars are small. That from the EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmstrom
The German carmaker says it needs clarity within months over UK plans for customs and trade after Brexit
Commission confirms range of retaliatory measures
The US and China are heading towards a trade war after President Donald Trump went ahead with his threat to impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: EU countries throw unanimous support behind retaliatory measures against Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel
The U.S. president originally endorsed the communique but withdrew in a row over tariffs
As the G7 summit drew to a close on Saturday and Trump sped off in the direction of Singapore, one photo summed up the conference which was marred by a trade row.
Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations are set to clash with a combative President Trump at the Quebec summit over tariffs they fear could lead to a trade war.
President Trump's protectionist stance, which have already provoked retaliatory tariffs by the EU, Canada and Mexico hasn't backed down on imposing tariffs.