"The poor will get poorer and the rich will get richer."
"The public tend to curse the medical and legal professions in ethically contested situations"
University of Warwick
"People who have had a poor childhood do less well in the labour market."
Head of social policy, OECD
"Mini-jobs and flexibility in the labour market have led to a situation where there are very many working poor."
Head of social policy, OECD
"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)
There is no word officially but multiple sources are saying Lucas Papademos – former deputy head of the European Central Bank and the man who oversaw
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has bid goodbye to his cabinet colleagues and says the name of his successor should be known by Tuesday
It is another day of waiting in Greece. A country on the verge of bankruptcy, a state without a leader. The daily newspaper, Ta Nea wrote, “Time is
Efforts to form a unity government to steer Greece out of its financial quagmire are taking longer than expected.
It is being reported a new prime
Greeks are still waiting to find out who will lead a national unity government.
The front-runner is the former deputy head of the European Central
In Greece it is another day of waiting and of talking. It is also deadline day. European finance ministers meeting in Brussels today are insisting
Greek premier George Papandreou is to step down as part of a deal to form a unity government. His expected departure broke a deadlock in talks after
The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and the opposition leader Antonis Samaras have agreed on a new coalition government in principle.
Greek political chiefs are said to be close to a deal to break an impasse that has paralysed efforts to help the country avoid bankruptcy.
Political deadlock remains in Greece, with the main opposition leader refusing to take part in a government of national unity proposed by the Prime
The Greek Prime Minister has begun his attempt to form a broad coalition government after winning a crucial confidence vote in parliament.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a crucial confidence vote on Friday night, taking just over half of the votes.
In his speech to
Should George Papandreou step down, the man widely tipped to take over the role as Greek PM, at least temporarily, would be the Finance Minister
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has won a crucial parliamentary confidence vote.
His PASOK party only had a slim majority – 152 of the 300
Will some clarity emerge from the chaos in Greece? At the end of a week that has yo-yoed between tragedy and farce, parliament will stage a crucial
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a knife-edge vote of confidence today. It comes after his announcement to hold a referendum on the
Unhappy with the Prime Minister’s refusal to stand down, protesters were out on the streets of Athens on Thursday evening after a rollercoaster day
George Papandreou says he will scrap a referendum on Greece’s latest bailout deal, if the conservative opposition agrees to back the plan in
While George Papandreou’s gamble to hold a referendum on the country’s EU bailout deal seems to have spectacularly backfired, the final outcome is
Greece has enough cash to last until mid-December, a government source says.
But will George Papandreou still be in power then, or even by the end