"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
Low cost carrier Ryanair’s attempts to get one over on Spanish airline Iberia did not turned out quite as it planned. Ryanair had offered a free
The European programme for action to combat all types of violence against women, children and young people is being expanded. Daphne phase III will
Although health services cannot cross EU borders, the patients can choose where to get treatment. That is the prospect worrying governments all over
Intel, the world’s biggest maker of microchips, is due to announce major reductions in its workforce as part of deep cost-cutting measures. The
The European Commission has raised its euro zone economy growth forecast for this year to 2.5%. Its previous estimate – published in May – was 2.1%
French media and telecoms group Vivendi is to buy the BMG music publishing division of Germany’s Bertelsmann for 1.63 billion euros.
BMG owns the
Representatives of the Lebanese Army and the Israeli Defence Force have held a meeting with the commander of the UNIFIL peacekeeping force to discuss
The future of the Japanese throne has been secured. After months of suspense, Emperor Akihito can breathe easy. His daughter-in-law Princess Kiko
Turkey will send troops to join the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Lebanon, despite political and social opposition at home. In a heated
After a two month legal battle Felipe Calderon, the candidate of Mexico’s ruling conservative party, has been confirmed as winner of the country’s
At least four people have died and 40 have been injured when their holiday coach ploughed into the back of a stationary lorry on a motorway near
A TV spot by ecologist organisation WWF features leading members from the main political groups in the European Parliament sharing their concerns
The day after Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev reaffirmed his view that his country’s aim of joining the European Union next January is now
Seven junior members of the British government have resigned over Tony Blair’s refusal to set a date for departure.
The British Prime Minister
On the street in Turkey, the decision to deploy troops in Lebanon is unpopular.
Amid strong anti-US and anti-Israeli feeling, the move is widely
There is widespread concern and anger in mainly Muslim Turkey over Ankara’s decision to send troops to Lebanon.
For a second day, demonstrators
The Austrian girl held captive for eight years has told how she dreamed of escaping from her kidnapper – but dared not risk a dash for freedom.
Israel has said it will lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon on Thursday afternoon.
The statement came from prime minister Ehud Olmert’s office
There have been of scenes of celebration across Japan at the news that a male successor to the imperial throne has been born.
The Prince of Asturias Awards are dubbed the Nobel Prizes of the Spanish-speaking world. Today the winner in the sports category was announced by
The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is meeting with Turkish leaders in Ankara to work out just what Turkish forces will be doing when they arrive in
Tony Blair is set to quit office next summer, according to the British media. Blair’s much anticipated retirement has once again made all the
With eleven days to go to a general election, Sweden has become embroiled in a Watergate-style spying scandal. It’s emerged that a 24-year-old member
There has been a collective sigh of relief in Japan following news that there is now a male heir to the throne. Princess Kiko has given birth to a