"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
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
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