"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."
While the UK wrangles over the shape of its post-Brexit future, the EU has been developing its own stance to protect its interests in the talks now underway.
As the European Union seeks a long-term solution to the refugees crisis, tens of thousands of migrants continue to pour into Italy
The Supreme Court needs to be rebuilt because it is being “controlled by leftists and foreign forces.” - PiS leader, Jarosław Kaczyński
EU citizens spend most of their holidays in their own country.
Poland's lower house has just passed a bill allowing the government to replace Supreme Court judges. The opposition says the law would erode the independence of the judiciary and undermine democracy as a whole.
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This is State of the Union, euronews' weekly roundup of EU affairs.
In a press conference after the second round of Brexit talks, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier again once drew a red line under citizens rights.
Israel's prime minister caught making undiplomatic remarks in closed-door session with central European leaders.
Possible sanctions on Poland, debate and protest over weedkillers, and an update on Brexit negotiations
A new law in Poland threatens the independence of the Supreme Court.
Polish rule of law under the microscope The European Commission is once again examining the rule of law in Poland.
Venezeula's president accused the EU's foreign policy of being "insolent" over comments on his country
Libya and the Sahel region are at the heart of the European Union’s efforts to respond to refugee arrivals from the Mediterranean.
As Europe continues to deal with the Mediterranean migrant crisis, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini convened the Foreign Affairs council.
Some of the key reactions from the main players in the talks so far
The EU's Michel Barnier and the UK's David Davis say it's time to make progress as talks resume in Brussels on Britain's exit from the union.
UK Finance Minister says government is coming round to idea of 'phased exit' from European Union.
Tony Blair claims Macron's election has opened the door to reform to keep UK in the single market.
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As the UK tries to unravel itself from over 40 years of EU membership, other countries seek closer ties. This week's State of the Union heads to Kiev for the signing of the EU Ukraine association agre
More than a dozen European countries have legalised it since the turn of the century