""There are still too many people who are left out of that recovery and acceleration of growth.""
IMF Managing Director
"Give up attempts to solve the existing problems by force."
Russian Foreign Minister
""Inequality is not inevitable, it's not like the weather. It's a policy choice.""
Oxfam’s head of policy on inequality.
""It's unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly.""
Pope John Paul II
""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
"The US is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust... The root cause is the lack of objective facts and rational discourse"
President and CEO, Edelman
""We can get past this manufactured crisis and get on to a host of serious issues before us that require thoughtful bipartisan negotiations.""
Senate Majority Leader
""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Germany’s Christian Democrats and Social Democrats have come to an agreement to form a coalition government.
It ends a two-month hiatus in German
Angela Merkel is poised to form a government by Christmas after the German Chancellor’s Conservatives (CDU) and the centre-left Social Democrats
The German Social Democrat party has opened the door to coalition talks with Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democrats.
The move comes after the
What an image for Peer Steinbrueck: raising his left-hand middle finger in Sueddeutsche Zeitung magazine. It is one of a string of gaffes that the
Opponents of Chancellor Angela Merkel have stepped up their election campaign while the German leader is away on holiday.
At a meeting in Hamburg
The Socialists and Democrats MEP group was quick to poke fun at a recent shift by European Commission leaders on austerity policies.
In what appears to be stunning news for Angela Merkel opinion polls in Germany suggest support for her Social Democrat rival in the autumn general
In Germany the opposition Social Democrats have formally named Peer Steinbrück as their candidate to challenge Angela Merkel as Chancellor next
Germany looks set for a lively election in a year’s time after the opposition Social Democrats announced outspoken former Finance Minister Peer
Germany’s Social Democrats have chosen the man who will take on Angela Merkel in next year’s General Election in Germany.
The SPD has surprised
The political posturing has started in the lead up to Germany’s elections next year. Former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes he is
Czech police have charged a leading opposition politician with corruption.
David Rath, a former health minister, is accused of taking a bribe
Slovakia’s parliament has approved plans to curb the country’s financial deficit.
The four-year programme includes higher taxes on the rich. State
‘Hit the Road, Jack’… is one of the songs they played at a victory party for SPD Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat
A defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is expected in regional elections in Germany’s most-densely populated state on Sunday
Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt earned a standing ovation at the start of the Social Democratic Party’s annual convention. It came after he
Changes are clearly happening in the Swiss political balance. The right-wing UDC in Switzerland figured it would get a hefty score in the latest
A cabinet shakeup has given Austria a new State Secretary for Integration. The conservative-and-social democrat coalition appointments are aimed at
Germany’s ruling conservatives are celebrating success in provincial elections but a tougher test lies ahead next week.
The CDU emerged strongest
Germany’s Social Democrats have dealt a crushing defeat on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats in a regional election.
The outcome will