"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."
It's the world's biggest exporter of cocoa beans, but if it's to continue growing at such a frenetic pace it will have to diversify.
This week, Business Planet is in Berlin to talk about the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program.
Ride-hailing firm Uber accepts Holder report criticising company and may ask CEO Kalanick to step aside
In this weeks' episode, we visit Gozo, the second largest island in the Maltese archipelago to find out about an SME initiative that's making all the difference.
Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin was put on the spot on Friday over alleged Russian hacking of the US presidential election.
Putin was grilled at the
Eurozone businesses have maintained April's blistering growth rate this month, according to surveys of thousands of companies by IHS Markit.
The European Business Summit is an annual event in Brussels that aims to bridge the worlds of politics and business. The forum attracts more than
A compensation court case against Royal Bank of Scotland has been postponed after the lender made a last-minute settlement offer to investors.
This week Business Planet visits Ghent, Belgium to learn about what's being done to help businesses avoid bankruptcy and rebound from it.
In this new episode of Focus we’re in Senegal.
The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar but later slipped back amid uncertainty over next month's French parliamentary elections.
Finland shows the lead in creating jobs while protecting the environment. We visit an innovative SME that's developped a green alternative to plastic bags.
A big player in the African textile industry, Morocco shone at this year's Denim PremiereVision in Paris.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves Saudi Arabia after a delicate balancing act of talks on economic relations and human rights.
Through its rich culture, Morocco is aiming to reach the heart of the Russian consumer – a business strategy which could pave the way for Moroccan products into the vast Russian market…
The IMF committee had previously warned protectionism posed a risk to global growth.
This episode of Business Planet comes from the Danish city of Odense, which is famous for its robots.
Ali al-Moussawi is a bookworm from Baghdad in Iraq who has turned his love of reading into a career.
Business Line looks at the economic case for the proposed changes to Turkey's constitution and its implications.
United Airlines assures investors it will rebound from the PR disaster of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat on an overbooked plane.