"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 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
""As politicians... our values are much more connected to the ethics of responsibility than to free opinions and feeling""Piotr Glinski
Polish Deputy PM and Minister of Culture
""We are convinced by the geography that it is necessary that we join efforts.""Raul Sanguenza
Good Morning Europe
The nerve agent type used to poison an ex-Russian spy in Britain was produced last year in the Czech Republic, it’s been claimed.
Britain's media regulator has opened seven investigations into whether Russian news channel RT broke impartiality rules in broadcasts made since a Russian double-agent was poisoned in the English city of Salisbury last month
Representatives from both countries traded accusations on the March 4th chemical attack in Salisbury
Liquid nerve agent was used in Skripal attack
The attack prompted the biggest Western expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War
Russian former double-agent Skripal is said to be "improving rapidly" from the nerve agent attack.
Two guinea pigs were found dead at the home of Sergei Skripal and a cat had to be put down, British government officials revealed, following the nerve agent attack on the former spy and his daughter, Yulia.
Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says the substance used in spy poisoning is 'not copyrighted by Russia'
"Russia is by no means positioning itself to back down and in someway to accept responsibility for this, instead it is seeking the highest possible ways to question its responsibility."
The statement appeared after Russian TV reported that Sergei Skripal is also getting better
Sixty diplomats leave Russia in the retaliatory expulsions following the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal.
UK says Russia's call for a joint investigation into the poisoning is "perverse"
US diplomatic staff continued to move items out from their consulate building in St Petersburg on Saturday after Moscow ordered its closure and the expulsion of 60 US diplomats days earlier.
Moscow expels 60 US diplomats and closes the American embassy in St Petersburg in an escalating global standoff provoked by the poisoning of a former Russian double-agent living in the UK.
This is not "tit for tat" says State Department
Hospital statement says she has responded well to treatment, but still needs round-the-clock expert clinical care
Yulia Skripal is "improving rapidly" and no longer in a critical condition, hospital says.
Russia says the "notorious classified files" prompted foreign governments to expel its diplomats.
Over 140 Russian diplomats have been expelled in the biggest concerted action against Russian intelligence networks by the West since the Cold War
More than 100 Russian diplomats expelled following Skripal poisoning