"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)
Henin-Beaumont, in the north of France close to the border with Belgium, is a National Front stronghold.
For many in France, Emmanuel Macron’s decisive victory over Marine Le Pen sparked a wave of enthusiasm and optimism.
National Front ready for name change and respectability
France’s incoming and outgoing presidents attended a solemn ceremony in Paris on Monday, commemorating the end of World War Two in Europe.
France remains deeply divided Macron won with a two-thirds share of the vote (66.
Emmanuel Macron’s emphatic victory went down well with his supporters.
She may have lost but Marine Le Pen’s supporters quickly rallied, determined to take something positive from the election.
As the eighth president of France's Fifth Republic, Macron has weeks before taking the reins of government and engineering a parliamentary majority.
The victory of Emmanuel Macron has generated a mix of jubilation among pro-EU groups and future far-right opposition.
With the vast majority of the votes counted, the centrist has 65% of the share compared to Le Pen's 35% in Sunday's run-off.
Supporters of the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gathered at her campaign's electoral venue in Paris as partial results of the run-off vote began to come in.
France’s Front National (FN) was founded by Jean Marie Le Pen in the 1970s.
France is choosing whether to elect its first female leader or youngest ever president .
France is choosing who will be its next president.
According to a poll, Macron is expected to win 62% of the votes, compared to 38% for his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
by Daniel Gros, director of Center for European Policy Studies
The prospect that the centrist, pro-European Emmanuel Macron will become the next
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