"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
Israeli citizens living in the south of the country are on alert as the violence between Israel and Hamas intensifies.
Authorities have informed
On Friday Tel Aviv residents were forced to run for cover as Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Israeli city for a second day
Calling for the cutting of all contact with Tel Aviv hundreds of Egyptians, angry about Israel’s strikes against Gaza, are protesting in Cairo
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched a stinging attack on Israel over its military strikes on Gaza.
In a live televised address, he
General Ante Gotovina, the most senior Croatian officer convicted of war crimes during the Balkan Wars, is back on home soil after being freed by a
As Greece waits for the release of 31 billion euros of emergency loans one top official has said the country will have to earn any, “haircut” on its
The acquittals of General Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac for war crimes by a UN appeals court were greeted with jubilation in the streets of the
Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets in protest at the government’s raising of fuel and gas prices.
The demonstrations erupted on
“Distinguished for his fair play, honesty and social commitment”: these are the reasons for which Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has recently been
From Paris a wind of fury has stirred, directed across the channel at Britain. French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault has accused The Economist of
What if the traditional ways of using classroom teaching and homework were swapped around?
Where children learn the basics of a subject at home
The UK parliament has warned taxpayers may never recover the estimated 82 billion euros spent by the government during the country’s banking
The brakes have eased on Europe’s new car market. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association’s figures show the market shrank at a slower pace
Paris Photo, the Paris International Photography Fair, this year invited film director David Lynch to choose his personal favourites from among the
Franco/Greek director Costa Gavras has presented his latest film Le Capitol at the Thessaloniki film festival. Staring Gad Elmaleh and Gabriel Byrne
Moscow’s Gorky Park has inaugurated its newly enlarged ice-rink, billed as Europe’s biggest.
Special technology allows the rink to remain open
Greek workers protested during a meeting of Greek and German officials in Thessaloniki. The protesters tried to attack a German diplomat in a protest
A UN appeals court has overturned the conviction of the most senior Croatian military officer charged with war crimes during the Balkan
This week, Business Planet is in Riga, the capital of Latvia, a country which suffered heavily from the global crisis.
However, the economy is
People all over the world were attempting crazy and occasionally dangerous challenges in November as part of the eighth Guinness World Records Day
Israel’s airforce has launched an attack on the home of a Hamas commander, despite a temporary halting of military action due to a visit to Gaza by
“I am part of Catalan culture, and it is very important to me.”
“We have a very open way of seeing the world. For many years the Catalan culture
“I would like to build up a project encouraging elderly people to learn how to use computers and the Internet. Is there any kind of EU support for
The Egyptian Prime Minister has denounced Israel’s attacks on Gaza and says Cairo will try to secure a ceasefire.
Hisham Qandil paid a three-hour
A Japanese sprinter was recognised as the world’s fastest man on four limbs by the Guinness World Records on Thursday as he ran a 100-metre track in
Taking a dip in a hot spring may be a staple of Japanese culture, but this is a bath with a difference. On Thursday, bathers got into a tub infused
Most European countries are going through an economic and financial crisis which threatens all sectors of their industries. In this tumultuous
Early elections have been called in Japan by the country’s sixth prime minister in six years.
Yoshihiko Noda has been forced to dissolve
Poland’s Robert Kubica, whose Formula One career was put on hold after a near-fatal rally accident in 2011, hopes to return to the track despite
As the funeral was held for one of the three Israelis killed by a Hamas missile, world leaders called on the Palestinian militant group to stop its