"The public tend to curse the medical and legal professions in ethically contested situations"
University of Warwick
"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"
Investor confidence in Italian banks ability to raise money to cover bad debt takes a tumble as fears over government's future weigh on market.
This edition of Real Economy comes from Bologna in Italy and Poland and focuses on the regions Smart Specialisation plans.
Patrizio Bianchi, Regional Minister for Coordination of the European Policies for Growth, Education, Vocational training, University, Research and Employment, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy talks about
Italy's industrial production declined by less than expected in September, with a healthy gain of 1.2 percent from July to September.
With two months still to go, the deaths of refugees and migrants crossing to Europe has hit an all-time high
Italy's Monte dei Paschi says its restructuring plan includes writing off bad loans, job cuts and raising five billion euros in new capital.
It has been confirmed Italy's economy stagnated in the period from April to June not growing at all from the first three months of the year.
German factory orders unexpectedly fell in June as demand from eurozone countries plunged by 8.5 percent compared to May.
Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is reportedly about to be removed from the STOXX Europe 600 index - a listing of the region's top shares.
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has been talking up the country's third largest bank, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, even after it received the worst score in Europe-wide stress tests.
A mountain of bad debts and a lack of capital reserves are fueling an Italian banking crisis, which has been thrown into sharp focus by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
The Italian government faces growing protests over the rescue of four banks which saw thousands of investors lose money. The Economy Minister Pier
Italy’s biggest sale of state assets in a decade failed initially to generate much excitement on the Milan stock exchange. The government’s disposal
The Italian budget unveiled on Thursday by the prime minister is a mixture of tax cuts and investment that may please the people – and cause rumbles
SMEs are the lifeblood of Europe's economy, accounting for 85% of its workforce. But they need to innovate and invest to prosper.
April brought a cold shower to Italian businesses after eight straight months of rises.
ISTAT’s manufacturing confidence index registered a
The Italian economy could post its first year of expansion in 2015 after a three-year recession.
That’s a prediction by the Organisation for
Social innovation is one of the fastest growing trends in Europe. Its founded on the idea that social needs can be met while creating competitiveness
The sound of back-pedaling could be heard in Berlin on Monday after fiery comments by Angela Merkel at the weekend about the French and Italian
Tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Rome protesting against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s plans to overhaul the labour market.