"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."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
state of the union
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will be taking part in Sunday morning bailout talks in Brussels as negotiations reach a delicate stage
Cypriot leaders are in Brussels for last ditch talks to avert the country’s financial collapse.
It comes after its parliament voted to restructure
Siege mentality has gripped Cyprus, with banks closed, people on a drip feed of limited daily funds, and the looming possibility of a bank crash
EU leaders meeting in Brussels for their Spring summit are in a frosty mood due to criticism back home against government-led austerity measures
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
French President François Hollande fired a warning shot to the EU’s fiscal hawks on Tuesday.
He told MEPs in Strasbourg that France would stand up
Eurozone inflation fell more than expected in January.
That implies businesses are cutting their prices to keep people spending amid the weak
The Spanish government is to offer low-rent housing to vulnerable families who have had their own homes repossessed.
Officials hope the homes will
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and officials from France and the EU have denied planning to create a two-tier eurozone, separating the stronger
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a crucial confidence vote on Friday night, taking just over half of the votes.
In his speech to