"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"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."
A deal on rules for questioning and trying foreign terrorism suspects held by the United States has been hammered out between George W. Bush and
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has assured the UN that a future Palestinian government of national unity will recognise Israel’s right to exist
Poland faces the prospect of snap elections after the country’s prime minister sacked his deputy in a row over the budget. Leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski
Germany has rejected suggestions that the EU-25 give up their national vetoes in matters of common police and judicial cooperation. The idea from
Soil degradation is accelerating across the EU, so to ensure that Europe5;s soils remain healthy and capable of supporting human activities and
Diplomatic sources in Brussels have confirmed Romania and Bulgaria will be accepted into the EU this coming January 1, though under close monitoring
The Dutch government is selling its remaining eight per cent stake in the Dutch telecoms group KPN for around 1.7 billion euros. The move keeps