"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
Inspire Middle East
To discuss Europe’s historical trade ties and cultural exchange with the Emirates’, the EU’s Ambassador to the UAE, Patrizio Fondi, sat down with Inspire for an exclusive interview
The Russian president has been known to favour Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The morning's news, as it unfolded.
US President Donald Trump is stepping up the war of words on trade, this time threatening to take on the European Union.
President blows hot and cold over TPP
Figures show global trade grew at its fastest for six years in 2017
Xi Jinping says only through cooperation can the world win and he pledges to lower import tariffs
A further 100 billion dollars' worth of tariffs would be in addition to the 50 billion dollars' worth announced earlier this week
Fears of an all-out trade war between the two economic giants once again hit stock markets
China has reacted to Donald Trump's announcement on tariffs by proposing three billion dollers' worth of tariffs on U.S. imports. The country is urging Trump to pull back from the brink.
The United States will not apply new steel and aluminium tariffs to the European Union, but China will be taxed.
Europe among the countries likely to suffer most from new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
state of the union
In this edition of State of the Union: Donald Trump slaps massive tariffs on imported steel and aluminium, sparking possible trade war, with the
President Trump’s trade tariffs provoke condemnation for some of the US’s main international trading partners.
Beijing warns Washington of a "necessary reponse" as tensions over tariffs mount.
"If tomorrow, there is a change in import duties, it will affect them (the distillers) tremendously"
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: EU Council President Donald Tusk publishes draft guidelines for the bloc’s future relationship with
The threat came after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker vowed to fight back against Trump’s plans for a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% on aluminium.
Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports has fuelled fears of an escalating trade war
The UK negotiating position on trade after Brexit remains uncertain. The Trade Secretary wants to leave the customs union, but momentum is building for staying inside.