"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"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
Former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov makes a comeback over the Socialists in Bulgaria's parliamentary vote, exit polls suggest.
Bulgaria's snap parliamentary election seems likely to result in a fragile coalition and could threaten relations with its EU partners.
Snap parliamentary elections are underway in Bulgaria in what is expected to be a closely-fought contest.
Bulgaria heads to the ballot box this Sunday for snap parliamentary elections which are predicted to go down to the wire.
As the parliamentary elections in Germany creep closer, the traditionally left-leaning Green Party has announced two centrists will lead them to the vote.
Romanians re-elected the Social Democrats (PSD) to power on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta stepped down after the deadly Buchare
There has been a surprise result in Lithuania’s general election with political newcomers the Peasant and Green Union claiming victory.
The ruling Social-Democrats are fighting for survival after the election campaign was dominated by scandals and pledges to raising living standards.
Early exit polls put the party of prime minister Georgy Kvirikashvili ahead with around 50% of the vote.
Morocco’s moderate Islamists have won parliamentary elections.
Polls suggest the ruling Georgian Dream Party is on track to win, but there is also strong support for the opposition United National Movement. Both want to join the EU and NATO, however, the ruling p
Voter apathy in Jordan could be an opportunity for the country's re-branded Islamists to make gains
Russia goes to the polls on Sunday to elect the Duma, the lower house of the federal parliament.
Serguei Doubine interviews Denis Volkov from the Levada-Center, a Russian independent, non-governmental polling and sociological research organisation, about the upcoming election.
Croatia's conservative Democratic Union party (HDZ) unexpectedly wins the country's snap election, but has insufficient seats to form a government.
Opposition groups win parliamentary seats for first time since 1996 as MPs loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko retained power.
The Conservative Croatian Democratic Union – or HDZ – is set to get the most seats in the country’s parliamentary elections.
On Friday, for the second time in 48 hours Mariano Rajoy failed to form a government in the Spanish Parliament.
The German chancellor admits she is unhappy about the results of Sunday's regional election. But which way now for the CDU?
Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has been campaigning hard ahead of a general election that’s too close to call.