"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
"The poles amplify all the phenomena we see everywhere else on the globe"
"The 'dream of Brexit' isn’t just winning in the United Kingdom, it’s winning in Catalonia, Hungary, Poland and all over the European Union as we speak. There is a major historic change"
UKIP MEP and ex-party leader
"I'm actually happy and proud of these women. I mean, it is their time. It is their time."
Mary J. Blige
Recording artist / Actress
Greek lawmakers have approved a Christmas bonus for the poorest pensioners, defying eurozone lenders who've suspended Athens short-term debt-relief.
The eurozone's bailout fund has suspended Greece's short-term debt relief over Athens unapproved December payout to pensioners.
It is billed as Greece’s “final exit” from its almost decade-long financial crisis.
Barack Obama brings with him reassuring words on his last trip to Greece as US president
Barack Obama has supported Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his call for a restructuring of Greek debt.
Analysts see it as an attempt to shore up his government's popularity and speed up reforms Athens has agreed to implement under its latest international bailout deal.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has reshuffled the cabinet, notably moving out a number of ministers who have opposed bailout reforms.
Greek police fired tear gas and pepper spray at pensioners during an anti-austerity protest in which some of the elderly demonstrators tried to tip over a riot police bus blocking a road to the prime
Some 3,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean over the weekend.
The Greek prime minister and other leaders in southern Europe have called for action to boost flagging growth, saying they needed a bigger say in Europe.
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has called for pro-growth policies at a meeting of Europe’s Mediterranean countries in Athens.
Greece has received more than seven billion euros in bailout funds after a review of the country’s progress in implementing reforms.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Saturday for countries to do more to help cope with Europe’s migrant crisis, saying Greece
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are expected to focus on trade and investment during their meetings in Athens.
Greece passes more austerity measures Syriza MP quits over reforms Hundreds protest outside parliament Greece’s parliament has approved new budget cuts and tax rises ahead of a key eurozone meeting
Leaders of five countries have formally signed off on the construction of a pipeline to bring Caspian gas to European markets, reducing the energy reliance on Russia.
Athens seemed to have moved closer to a deal on new loans with its eurozone lenders but many details still have to be worked out.
The Brief is euronews’ daily show rounding up all the top stories that are making headlines in the de facto political capital of Europe.
Greek tax and pension reforms have to be approved by the country's lawmakers on Sunday if Athens is to get the next, previously delayed, tranche of more than five billion euros of bailout cash.
The Greek economy is just one step away from a recovery but needs debt relief, not further austerity, to overcome its crisis for good, Prime Minister