"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
The serious talking has got underway in the Greek parliament and the protesters are back. Riot police are on high alert outside the building as
Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has warned his country it faces a steep decline in living standards if MPs reject a new austerity bill.
Greece’s coalition party leaders have reached a deal on tough austerity measures to keep the country afloat, the office of Prime Minister Lucas
Greece appears to have taken yet another step closer to an apocalyptic default after its political leaders missed the latest deadline on harsh
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed exasperation at the time the Greek government is taking to accept the latest tranche of austerity and
Political leaders in Greece have failed to agree on austerity measures demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund perilously close to a
As angry public service workers protested again outside the Finance Ministry in Athens inside they were still struggling on Friday to come up with a
Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has promised that a debt swap will be reached in time between his government and its creditor banks.
Greece’s prime minister has warned of another tough year ahead as the country faces tough austerity measures to stay in the euro.
While visiting a
Greeks woke up on Wednesday morning faced with the news that next year’s austerity budget has been approved by parliament.
For months the country
Greece’s parliament, voting late into the night, finally approved the new coalition government’s 2012 austerity budget. Technocrat Prime Minister
Greece’s new government is getting its first taste of public anger over the country’s harsh austerity measures.
A general strike is underway, with
Greece’s new Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has repeated that all parties in his unity coalition must give written support to the country’s new
The euro debt crisis has spiralled into a new phase this past week. Italy and Greece now have new governments largely made of ‘specialists’, and
A march in Athens to commemorate a student uprising almost 40 years ago has descended into violence, with police firing teargas at young people
The man leading negotiations on Greece’s debt roll over, Charles Dallara, has lost no time in getting down to work. Dallara, of the Institute of
Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come.
Latest figures show the budget
The Greek government looks set to win a confidence vote on Wednesday – the first test for the new crisis coalition. But the immediate outlook for