"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
Russia has introduced a “No smoking” ban in bars, restaurants hotels and trains.
As of June 1 cigarettes will also no longer be allowed to be
Laws have been introduced in New York and Chicago making it illegal to use an electronic cigarette in indoor public places, such as restaurants and
Britain’s parliament has voted in favour of banning smoking in cars carrying children.
The UK government said a ban would be introduced before the
Chinese party officials who smoke in public should be “criticised and educated about their evil influence”, it has been claimed.
The call is part
New York city council has voted to ban the use of electronic-cigarettes indoors.
Restaurants, bars and other private establishments have four
European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation on Wednesday placing new restrictions on how products are made and sold.
Main elements of deal on EU tobacco controls
Graphic picture and text warnings will have to cover 65 percent of the front and back of
Bulgaria’s ban on smoking in public places is to stay.
The parliament voted on Thursday to reject two bills that would have eased the ban.
The anti-smoking mayor of New York now has a law to raise the minimum age required to buy cigarettes in the city to the highest in the country: 21
Euro MPs have rejected calls to class electronic cigarettes as medicine. It means that they can continue to be sold over the counter.
Russia is taking steps to kick its smoking habit – with new tobacco legislation that came into force on Saturday, June 1
It is now illegal for
Their use has boomed in the USA, where smokers of electronic cigarettes doubled in 2011, but now the French are going to ban them in all public
Just one day after World No Tobacco Day, a ban in Russia will mean no smoking in certain public areas.
From June 1, no one will be allowed to
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It aims to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that will ban smoking in most public places and restrict cigarette sales in the world’s
The European Commission has acknowledged the difficulty of combating drug trafficking in the EU.
It says the complexity and constant innovation by
The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol.
Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals
Following the introduction of brandless cigarette packaging in Australia, the EU is proposing its own tough new rules to help cut
At tobacconists in Sydney, Australia, the rows of cigarette packets look more disturbing than ever.
The much larger health warnings and pictures
Restaurant and hotel owners in the Bulgarian capital have been protesting against a smoking ban in closed public spaces. The demonstrators want the