"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."
For the first time ever, Spain has over five million people registered as unemployed.
The Labour Ministry said there was an increase of almost
Though still mired in recession, Spain has made a good start to the year in terms of selling government bonds.
In the first debt auction of 2013
Artur Mas has taken up his post as Catalonian President in a ceremony at the Generalitat Palace, after he was re-elected on Friday.
Mas heads the
The Spanish parliament has approved the 2013 budget with savings of 39 billion euros. The government says the tough cuts are needed to fix the public
Spain fell deeper into recession in the third quarter of 2012, new figures published on Tuesday show.
The news is likely to pile further pressure
In the shadow of the parliament building in Madrid thousands of protesters from the indignados movement marched in protest at the governments budget
Crowds of angry protestors have surrounded the Parliament building in the centre of Madrid, where politicians are meeting to thrash out next year’s
Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy
Spain’s economy continues to contract.
The country’s central bank has calculated GDP shrank by 0.4 percent between July and September from the
Much of the discussion at the upcoming EU summit will focus on an interim report on strengthening economic and monetary union.
As heads of state
Spain came under renewed pressure to formally ask for a financial bailout after a ratings agency cut the country’s credit worthiness to one point
Spain’s credit rating has been downgraded to BBB-minus – in other words, just above junk status.
Standard and Poor’s say the country’s deepening
Everybody is watching Spain now, waiting for the country to seek financial help from the EU. But will Madrid really ask for a full bailout? And how
A budget to get the country out of a crisis – that is how Madrid is describing a new swathe of austerity measures for Spain for 2013. It includes tax
Spain can look forward to a new round of spending cuts and tax hikes after the government unveiled its 2013 budget.
Public sector pay is to be
Spain is set for further austerity as the government announces its 2013 budget on Thursday.
Prime Mininster Mariano Rajoy is expected to freeze
Hundreds of indignados, calling themselves the 25s group marched on Parliament in Madrid angry at how the government is managing the country’s
The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to offer to borrow money in the short term is again creeping up.
That is because