"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
Eurozone ministers have met in Brussels to discuss how Portugal and Ireland can return swiftly to borrowing from the capital markets.
Eurozone finance ministers are set for fresh talks on a bailout for Cyprus.
They will start on Monday at a Eurogroup meeting and a senior eurozone
On the agenda for Ecofin’s roundtable meeting in Brussels – EU banking union and the next chapter in the story of the Greek debt crisis.
Finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg have backed controversial plans for a European financial transaction tax, despite strong UK opposition.
Greece may be given more time to get its finances in order and Spain seems to inching closer to making a formal request for a bailout – those were
EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed tougher capital rules for banks, resolving years of sparring between Britain and the rest of the
European finance ministers have met in Brussels to try to strike a deal on so-called bank capital cushions.
EU states continue to remain deeply
In Brussels, the mood was one of congratulation that the marathon to agree Greece’s second major rescue – in principle – was finally at an end. Much
European finance ministers — meeting in Brussels —have been pushing investors holding Greek government bonds to accept lower amounts as part of a
Europe’s money men say they have reached a deal on two fronts to help fight the bloc’s chronic debt crisis.
The second day of talks in Luxembourg
Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg have given Greece five out of ten for attempts to cut their budget deficit while saying they could
The euro zone’s top money men have been meeting in Luxembourg with no hope of releasing a vital block of financial aid for Greece.
The gathering of
As Greece slips nearer to the abyss of sovereign default, euro zone finance ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss whether the country has
The irony will not have been lost on Timothy Geithner. Despite economic problems of his own back home, the US Treasury Secretary was personally
EU finance ministers have rejected a call from Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, to stump up more cash to bail out the bloc’s troubled
The economic and financial affairs council, Ecofin met in Wroclow in Poland amidst mounting concern over a Greek default, when to release the next
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has arrived in Poland for talks with Europe’s finance ministers. They are hoping to find a way forward through
Today sees the EU’s finance ministers meet in Poland for an extraordinary crisis meeting on the euro, and Greece.
The key summit sees Europe joined
Fears that the euro-zone debt crisis is spreading have put the brakes on any stock market recovery.
Ireland’s credit-worthiness was slashed to
Fears are growing that euro zone debts are in serious danger of spreading. Anxieties were heightened after Moody’s cut Ireland’s credit rating to