"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."
Amnesty International held a protest against alleged US human rights violations on the 25 of March, ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to
The last European summit of the year has got underway in Brussels, with the agenda dominated by defence and moves towards a banking union
Ukraine continues to be the hot topic as the EU’s Eastern Partnership summit gets underway in the city of Vilnius.
Ukraine was expected to sign an
Italian authorities say that they have rescued up to 800 more migrants from the seas around the coast of Lampedusa in the last 24 hours including
A task force has been set up to tackle Europe’s migration crisis.
The issue has been bought into sharp focus by two boat disasters, including one
state of the union
In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly: As youth unemployment reaches crisis point in Europe, we visit Germany, the new Mecca for those seeking
An agreement has been reached on the EU’s seven-year budget.
The 960 billion euro deal, which stretches to 2020, cuts spending in real terms for
There has been a seismic political shift in Brussels over Syria.
EU foreign ministers, meeting in the Belgian capital, failed to reach agreement on
Unions have held an anti-austerity demonstration as EU leaders met in Brussels.
They say it is time to change course on spending cuts and labour
Three European civil servants unions in Brussels have issued a strike notice for February 5, ahead of the European Council meeting on February 7-8
Russian President Vladimir Putin was given a warm welcome by European Union leaders when he arrived in Brussels ahead of today’s EU-Russia
EU fisheries ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday with the aim of agreeing on fishing quotas for next year.
The European Commission wants to slash
EU finance chiefs have held further talks in Brussels after a day which saw an easing of the fiscal pain for Spain.
In addition to agreeing to
EU finance ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday for further talks only hours after agreeing a blueprint to save Spain.
That package will see an
Italy and Spain meet in Warsaw in the final of the euro 2012 on Sunday. And both countries will be pleased with their performance in the political
Europes top shares fell on Wednesday morning, reversing previous rallies as investors exercise caution ahead of an EU meeting.
European Union leaders have signed a new treaty for stricter budget discipline across the bloc.
Driven by France and Germany, it was approved in
German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared on Monday to have succeeded in pushing through her plan to force EU countries to adopt stricter budget
Europe’s weaker economies are again having to offer much higher rates of interest to get investors to buy their government bonds.
This comes as
European leaders arrived in Brussels on Monday for a key summit which they said would help bring about a return to growth but which economists