"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
The European Commission has reported that the euro zone economy has picked up in the first three months of the year, but the EC remains cautious
After a first vote, leaders of the Catholic Church meeting in Rome have not been able to select a successor to Pope John Paul II.
The black smoke
The leadership of the Catholic Church has begun discussions ahead of elections for a new Pope.
The 115 cardinals of the ‘conclave’ locked
The price of oil has fallen to its lowest level in two months and in the US the cost of a barrel briefly dipped below the $50 mark
Dutch based electronics group Philips says weakness in the flat screen TV market is mostly responsible for its 79% slump in profits since the start