"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
Thousands of pensioners have taken to the streets in France to protest against the government’s pension policies.
Four thousand were present in the
Italians caught in a welfare limbo under the government’s austerity measures have been demonstrating in Rome.
Known as the “esodati”, up to 300,000
Thousands of Italians from the country’s main labour unions have gathered in the centre of Rome in protest against pension reform.
They are hoping
Greek police clashed with protesters for a second night on Thursday at the site where a 77-year-old man committed suicide.
Groups of demonstrators
Opponents of pension reform in Poland are preparing to take their case to parliament ahead of Friday’s parliamentary vote on a possible
As Greeks took to the streets on Friday to show their anger at austerity measures, several politicians also walked off the job.
Striking Belgian fire crews have sprayed the country’s cabinet building in Brussels in protest against proposed changes to pensions that ministers
Another wave of protests has erupted in Greece as the government cannot seem to please the people or the eurozone finance ministers.
Europe faces a pensions timebomb as the active population shrinks and societies get older. The financial crisis has made things worse, but also
Slovenia’s population is aging, and aging fast.
Last year the country’s voting population rejected a bill to raise the retirement age, dealing a
Opinions may vary over the strength of the strike but our correspondent in London says it is clear that those who took part are willing to take
British public sector workers feel as if they are in a hold-up, hearing “your money or your life!” over pension reforms.
They say the government’s
It is Britain’s first mass strike in more than 30 years. Up to two million public sector workers have walked out in a dispute over pension
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has announced new austerity measures aimed at reducing the country’s deficit. The step has also been taken to
Pension reform is at the top of the list of austerity measures to be announced today by the French government.
Determined to hold on to its
London has filled with thousands of striking teachers and civil servants marching in protest at pension reforms.
It is day one of a 48-hour strike
It is likely to be a slow day in the UK as four of the country’s major unions bring hundreds of thousands of people out on strike. An estimated