"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."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
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EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has demanded that the European Commission (EC) clarify its position over the recent appointment of former EC president Jose Manuel Barroso as chairman and adviser to Goldma
Close to 80,000 people have signed an online petition calling for former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso to lose his EU pension for taking a job with Goldman Sachs.
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France is calling for the EU to tighten rules on commissioners taking appointments after leaving office.
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EU judges have dismissed a case brought a former European Commissioner for unfair dismissal. The court in Luxembourg ruled that Malta’s John Dalli
2014 was also marked by a major poll for millions of Europeans. In May, voters in the 28 member states voted for their new representatives in the
Tongue-in-cheek English provocateurs have hit out at two of the country’s most controversial targets – by preparing to set effigies of them
After 10 years at the head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso is leaving his post of president.
He exits as Europe remains in big
Outgoing European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has taken one final swipe at British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Barroso hit out at
The next European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker is set to be confirmed by the European Parliament on Wednesday (October 22).
The vote by
The outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has told British Prime Minister David Cameron he risks making an “historic mistake” if
Italian daily paper La Repubblica has reported that in a phone call to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Vladimir Putin claimed he
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In this edition of Europe Weekly: Jose Manuel Barroso appears at the European Court of Justice in a case linked to a tobacco lobbying scandal.
The leaders of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova on Friday signed historic trade and economic association agreements with the European Union in Brussels.
The two day G7 summit is underway in Brussels with the ongoing crisis in Ukraine set to be the main issue discussed.
US President Barack Obama
Whoever succeeds Jose Manuel Barroso as EU Commission President will surely want to press the reset button when it comes to connecting with Europe’s