""It's extremely dangerous - European lives are what they are bargaining with here at this point.""Beatrice Finh
Executive Director, ICAN
"No one created the universe and no one directors out fate. This leads me to a profound realisation: there is probably no heaven and afterlife either. I think belief in the afterlife is just wishful thinking."Stephen Hawking
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"SPD’s vote actually halved, from 20.6% in 2013, to just 9.7%! This marks the party’s worst result in Bavaria since the 1930s, and is the first state parliament now where they have fallen below the symbolic 10% threshold in recent history - a painful exercise for a former Volkspartei (major party)."Leopold Traugott
Policy analyst at the think tank Open Europe
"The overall ineffectiveness of the judicial system is being used as a perfect smokescreen to give impunity for perpetrators in a number of high-level political cases."Srdjan Cvijić
Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
"Failing to address violence against women and girls hurts entire communities, not just women, and costs nations millions."Hillary Margolis
Human Rights Watch
"In order for Europe to be a champion of human rights globally, we have to get our own house in order first."Wajid Khan
British Member of the European Parliament representing the Labour Party
"Of course, for Mr. Johnson, this is not really about Brexit at all. It is about him wanting to become Prime Minister."Sam Stopp
Former British Labour Councillor
"The proposed mechanism would make it virtually impossible to impose sanctions on any member of the Council of Europe under any circumstances."Alyona Getmanchuk
Director, New Europe Center
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With Washington proving something of an unreliable ally of late, the EU is looking at its own diplomacy and how it can occupy the world stage, without its big brother across the Atlantic.
The move is likely to boost production of car manufacturers worldwide
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The Russian president has been known to favour Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
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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.
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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