"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
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state of the union
The Brussels Economic Forum brought together hundreds of business leaders to discuss how to avoid crises in the euro zone.
The eurozone needs a radical overhaul of the way it works, the European Commission says.
In a further sign of economic recovery, unemployment in the eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since March 2009.
by Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich
Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential
Eurozone businesses have maintained April's blistering growth rate this month, according to surveys of thousands of companies by IHS Markit.
European Commission to end disciplinary budget procedures against Portugal and Croatia, but France, Spain and the UK remain above deficit limits.
France's President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni for a dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
Consumer confidence in the 19 countries that make up the eurozone rose in May to reach the best level since before the financial crisis.
The eurozone economy grew 0.5 percent in the first three months of the year from the previous quarter and the region's trade surplus expanded.
The International Monetary Fund urges the German government to stop giving balancing the budget a higher priority than investment.
The director of the Centre for European Policy Studies comments on new Franco-German relations
Greece's economy slipped back into recession in the first three months of 2017 amid delays in approving its latest bailout loan.
Efi koutsokosta, euronews: On Sunday (May 14), President Hollande is officially handing power to Emmanuel Macron, so what Brussels does expect from this new President, as we have seen that his victory
Economic growth in the eurozone this year should be a bit better than previously forecast at 1.7 percent, the European Commission says.
German exports and imports hit record-highs in March. Industrial production edged down but was still better than expected.
Eurozone manufacturing and services companies said they increased activity at the fastest rate in six years in April.
The eurozone economy started the year with robust growth, setting the stage for a strong 2017 according to the European statistics agency Eurostat.
Eurozone unemployment in March was 9.5 percent of the potential workforce - the lowest level in eight year with youth unemployment at 19.4 percent.
European Central Bank policymakers acknowledged the eurozone's economic recovery is becoming stronger but kept stimulus and interest rates unchanged.
Eurozone finance ministers chair Jeroen Dijsselbloem says some Greek debt will have to be written off for its public finances to become sustainable.