"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
Common punishments for serious driving infractions are set to be proposed by the end of this year. In the words of the EU’s transport commissioner
A statue, celebrating Russia’s war dead in the Estonian capital Tallin, is at the centre of a huge row between the two countries following last
Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says it has arrested more than 170 suspect al Qaeda militants including some who were training as pilots. It says it
The Estonian government is determined to keep a lid on the statue crisis, and has deplored the events of last night. The prime minister has called
Clashes erupted between protestors and police in Tallinn, Estonia as demonstrators took to the streets over plans to move a Red Army monument.
The centrepiece of an annual EU-US summit next week will be a “Transatlantic Economic Partnership” agreement. (The U.S. and EU together represent 40
Once again the Muslim headscarf has divided Turkey. Hayrunisa Gul, whose husband Abdullah Gul was picked as the ruling party’s choice for President
Russia’s President has renewed his attack on plans by the US to deploy a missile shield in Eastern Europe.
After meeting the Czech President at the
Turkish lawmakers have been voting in the first round of a presidential election, but their number fell short of a 367-member threshold and the
NATO members have voiced their concern over Russia’s decision to suspend participation in the CFE treaty which limits conventional armed forces in
A German proposal for a greater transatlantic market between the US and the EU has been well-received in Washington. Along with other issues like
Ethnic Albanian leaders in Kosovo have put their case for independence to a UN delegation assessing the viability of a plan for the province’s future
In Afghanistan, the kidnappers who abducted two French citizens and three Afghans have renewed their ultimatum. The Taliban have now given the French
The world-famous Russian cellist and composer Mstislav Rostropovich has died. He was 80 years old and had been suffering from cancer for some time
The campaign for the second round vote of France’s presidential election is heating up and one of the defeated candidates from the first ballot is in