"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
EU foreign ministers have endorsed a temporary freeze on aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian government. Accusations of blackmail and talk of an
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Shares in Italian broadcaster Mediaset have rebounded. The TV network’s controlling shareholder is Italy’s Prime Minister for the last five years
French state-controlled investment bank CDC is to buy part of the 7.5% stake in European aerospace group EADS that’s being sold by the French media
In Peru, nationalist candidate and former army officer Ollanta Humala is in the lead in presidential elections with just over 30 percent of the vote
Polling stations have reopened in Italy. Between seven o’clock and three this afternoon, Italians must decide the result of their general election
Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany looks almost certain to become his country’s first post-communist leader to serve a second term. Early
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Less than five months after taking over as party leader, Matthias Platzeck is stepping down as chairman of Germany’s Social Democrats. In a emotional
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French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has lost his battle over a controversial youth job law that sparked months of unrest. French President
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In Hungary, the stage is set for a fierce second round in the country’s parliamentary election. With 99 percent of papers counted after weekend
The French government has announced it is scrapping a youth job contract that triggered massive street demonstrations and strikes.