"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
A European research project is using a robot to boldly go where no one has potentially gone before. An underwater sphere stuffed to the gills with technology is capable of entering a mine, mapping it and returning on its own.
According to some data, 85% of productivity growth in modern developed economies is the direct result of innovation
These visionaries offer a glimpse of promising developments and progress in a variety of technical fields affecting our everyday lives.
'Futuris' went to Finland for a demonstration of an innovative device developed by European researchers
Researchers are seeking solutions because propylene glycol, used to de-ice planes, is a pollutant that harms the environment
An extension to the French National Sea Centre in Calais allows the building to house one of the largest water tanks in the world holding the equivalent of four Olympic swimming pools
The EU is pursuing cutting-edge research with the international 'Extreme Light Infrastructure' (ELI) project. As part of the groundbreaking work, the world's most powerful laser is being built
The ELI Beamlines centre in the Czech Republic is building the most powerful laser in the world
When you board an airplane for a flight, do you ever consider what it is made of?
Biologists across Europe have been carrying out detailed research to find out how effective Butanext, a biofuel from wheat straw, could be to replace finite fossil fuels.
How much plastic ends up in our rivers? And what are the effects on our health and the environment? A group of Italian citizens and scientists have come together to try to answer these questions.
Armed with what looks like a small army of autonomous robots, a European research team are finding new ways to explore the seafloor.
Humans have similar automatic biases towards 'darker-coloured' robots as they do toward 'people with a darker skin colour', according to new research from the University of Canterbury.
How can we make cities more eco-sustainable?
Why Scientists are excited by 'next-generation' solar cells and what they could mean for the future of energy.
Futuris travels to Spain to meet the scientist developing a new camera which could revolutionise underwater filming.
Researchers say a new study proves that killer whales are capable of imitating human speech.
Italian scientists are developing humanoid robots that can observe and learn from human behaviour. Those robots can then collaborate with humans across a range of sectors.
Using robots and plants, scientists, architects and robotics researchers are trying to find a way to grow green cities out of the ground.
Google has compiled data on recipes that EU countries are searching for ahead of Christmas dinner. This year's winner was the Italian classic, tiramisu.