"There will not be equality, nowhere, in any society, if the school system is not an active part in it."
Hanna Björg Vilhjálmsdóttir
Gender studies teacher
"Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment and our firearms freedoms so they can eradicate all individual freedoms"
Chief Executive, US National Rifle Association
"Here, only one doctor was provided ... for a population of 116,000 people."
"They think young people are stupid. We all have ways to get alcohol."
"Terror doesn’t form by itself. Terror and terrorists have gardeners"
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
"It's almost unthinkable to try to explain to a fanatic that you met a girl, fell in love and prefer to go with her to the cinema instead of participating in another fight."
Former far-right group member
"Since we have a banking union, there needs to be a European solution."
European Economic Commissioner
"Viktor Orbán is not the only populist politician on the continent with burning ambitions and politics that belong in a dark and distant past."
Gauri van Gulik
Europe Director, Amnesty International
The newly-formed Italian cabinet has faced its first political test. The lower house of the Italian parliament – the Chamber of Deputies – voted in
The price that Enrico Letta, the new Italian prime minister, had had to pay for the centre-right group of billionaire businessman Silvio Berlusconi
In Italy the outgoing government of technocrat prime minister Mario Monti has revealed it is going to pump 40 billion euros into the recession-hit
Italy’s medium term borrowing costs have risen to their highest since December.
The amount of interest it had to offer on government bonds maturing
Fitch cut Italy’s sovereign credit rating on Friday.
It was reduced from A-minus to BBB-plus with a negative outlook.
The rating agency said
Italy has paid the price for its latest political crisis as its borrowing costs rose to their highest in four months.
The test came on Wednesday
The Italian government’s borrowing costs shot up on Tuesday in the wake of the inconclusive parliamentary election.
There was a big increase in the
Two years ago, one of Italy’s most powerful crime groups, the ‘Ndrangheta, found some 40 of its associates put behind bars in the capital of the
The final auction of the year of long-term Italian debt went off smoothly today, three billion euros worth at 4.48%, only slightly up from a similar
Italy’s borrowing costs fell at its latest auction of short-term government bonds.
That means Rome has passed the first debt test since technocrat
Italy’s borrowing costs for six-month debt fell to the lowest average level since April 2010.
Exactly one year ago Italy was borrowing at a massive
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised that signs of economic recovery will emerge in the next new months.
His prediction came as tens of
Italy’s two biggest unions called on civil servants to strike on Friday in protest at government spending cuts.
Prime Minister Mario Monti has
Retail sales in Italy were down in July for the fourth month running.
The continued fall in spending by Italian shoppers highlighting the effect of
Italy’s two-year borrowing costs fell nearly two percentage points at an auction of debt on Tuesday.
Rome sold all it wanted to – three billion
Deeper and deeper – Italy’s public debt hit an all-time high in June of almost two trillion euros.
The figures were released by the central bank
Italy’s economic outlook is moving from bad to worse according to ratings agency, Moody’s.
It has downgraded 13 Italian banks, three days after
Moody’s has cut the credit ratings of a string of Italian banks.
They include Intesa SanPaolo and Unicredit, who were downgraded from A3 to Baa2 –
The Italian government has shown that it is still able to borrow money at affordable rates of interest, despite getting a further thumbs down from
Italy and Germany are ready to face the economic downturn together – that is the message coming from both countries’ leaders as German Chancellor