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Cooking with grandma: Bicerin, a chocolate liqueur

In this episode of “Cooking with Grandma” you’ll learn how to prepare Bicerin, with chocolate being the main ingredient.

Crikvenica and its surroundings

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some wonderful places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

Krk Island

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

Rijeka and the surrounding area

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. The series gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.
Following our previous article which focussed on the main attractions of Rijeka, let’s take a look at what visitors can experience in the surroundings of Rijeka.

Cooking with grandma (Italy): Piedmontese appetizer

As suggested by its name, the Piedmontese appetizer is a speciality of the cuisine of Piedmont whose origins are rooted in the ancient farming traditions. It is usually prepared at the end of the summer, that is, a period of the year when the family garden offers a great abundance of vegetables that will be saved for the winter.
Would you like to learn how to prepare it? I’ll share with you my family’s traditional recipe. However, there are many different variations of it, which means you can add other vegetables or replace some with different ones (such as fennel or zucchini) at your will.

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Crikvenica and its surroundings

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some wonderful places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

Krk Island

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

Rijeka and the surrounding area

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. The series gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.
Following our previous article which focussed on the main attractions of Rijeka, let’s take a look at what visitors can experience in the surroundings of Rijeka.

Rijeka – a town with many faces

Last summer I spent some weeks in Croatia, whilst I was there I visited fantastic places. The articles of this series give a glimpse into this period and some tips, describe experiences… and will encourage you to travel.

Musicians in Switzerland

This year Switzerland has witnessed a really special event, where it was possible to rediscover traditions, and curious facts and secrets of this fascinating country…

An interview with Oz Karahan

An interview with Oz Karahan – a former MEP candidate and President of the Union of Cypriots organization.
“In Europe, politicians and the public do not have any idea of what is going on in Cyprus and about the bloodless genocide that Turkish-speaking Cypriots are facing because of Turkey.”

Media professionals: killed, imprisoned, and kidnapped!

What is the situation regarding the freedom of the press in 2018?

A volunteer in Calais: let’s help refugees!

For many years a large number of migrants have waited in Calais, in incredibly precarious conditions, hoping to cross the Channel. Antoine decided to spend his holidays with the humanitarian association Utopia 56 in order to help them. He shared with us the work he took part in there.

When people die because their rescuers are standing trial

While European politics is discussing symbolic political measures and right-wing populists of all countries are trying to push through deportations and prevent immigration, hundreds of people continue to die in the Mediterranean attempting to reach Europe by sea. Civilian sea rescuers are doing their best to prevent this – and are increasingly criticised and criminalised for doing so. We spoke with Claus-Peter Reisch, the captain of the Lifeline, about the the fraught situation.

Freethinking prisoners: Women in Iran

They go to university, sit in Parliament and profoundly shape the Iranian society. Yet their life is strictly controlled and limited by the men of the Islamic revolution. A short insight on the condition of women in Iran.

Cooking with grandma: Bicerin, a chocolate liqueur

In this episode of “Cooking with Grandma” you’ll learn how to prepare Bicerin, with chocolate being the main ingredient.

Crikvenica and its surroundings

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some wonderful places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

Krk Island

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

Rijeka and the surrounding area

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. The series gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.
Following our previous article which focussed on the main attractions of Rijeka, let’s take a look at what visitors can experience in the surroundings of Rijeka.

Cooking with grandma (Italy): Piedmontese appetizer

As suggested by its name, the Piedmontese appetizer is a speciality of the cuisine of Piedmont whose origins are rooted in the ancient farming traditions. It is usually prepared at the end of the summer, that is, a period of the year when the family garden offers a great abundance of vegetables that will be saved for the winter.
Would you like to learn how to prepare it? I’ll share with you my family’s traditional recipe. However, there are many different variations of it, which means you can add other vegetables or replace some with different ones (such as fennel or zucchini) at your will.

Cooking with grandma: Bicerin, a chocolate liqueur

In this episode of “Cooking with Grandma” you’ll learn how to prepare Bicerin, with chocolate being the main ingredient.

Cooking with grandma (Italy): Piedmontese appetizer

As suggested by its name, the Piedmontese appetizer is a speciality of the cuisine of Piedmont whose origins are rooted in the ancient farming traditions. It is usually prepared at the end of the summer, that is, a period of the year when the family garden offers a great abundance of vegetables that will be saved for the winter.
Would you like to learn how to prepare it? I’ll share with you my family’s traditional recipe. However, there are many different variations of it, which means you can add other vegetables or replace some with different ones (such as fennel or zucchini) at your will.

Feria de Abril, an expression of Sevilla at its finest

Every year, two weeks after Easter, the Andalusian capital city hosts the long-awaited Feria de Abril (The Festival of April), a dynamic festival in which cultural, musical and culinary traditions are the real protagonists. A unique opportunity for everyone to immerse themselves into the Andalusian lifestyle and traditions. This year the festival will take place between the 4th and 11th of May.

Chocolate eggs and doves – Easter in Italy

People are preparing to celebrate Easter all over the world. Let’s see what is happening in Italy.

Cooking with grandma (Italy): pasta alla carbonara

Today in “Cooking with grandma”, I’m going to show you how to make a famous Italian recipe born in Lazio, a region of Rome: pasta with “carbonara” sauce.

Post Brexit – Is Amsterdam the new London

In June 2016, the New York Times published an article about a possible post-Brexit scenario where London’s role as the ‘City’, or financial capital – a centre for both professional and educational opportunities – would inevitably be up to another city. Among the most analysed and listed European candidates in the Global Financial Centres Index- a score that ranks the attractiveness of the liveliest continental squares – the one with the highest score turned out to be Amsterdam. With Brexit now in motion, Amsterdam’s transformation into a new London is becoming increasingly real. But in what ways? And what are the pros and cons of this?

Eurobarometer – Is the instrument introduced for monitoring turning into an intervention tool?

Is the instrument introduced for monitoring turning into an intervention tool?

An interview with Oz Karahan

An interview with Oz Karahan – a former MEP candidate and President of the Union of Cypriots organization.
“In Europe, politicians and the public do not have any idea of what is going on in Cyprus and about the bloodless genocide that Turkish-speaking Cypriots are facing because of Turkey.”

Hamilton: An American Musical

Do you believe it is possible to peer into our present, into the European world, and to see its errors and defects … through the past of the USA?

Media professionals: killed, imprisoned, and kidnapped!

What is the situation regarding the freedom of the press in 2018?

My language, my home: Ukrainian

In this part of our series ‘My language, my home’, we learn about Ukrainian, a language spoken by 45 million people, and one that most people know only very little about.

Real news or fake news: this is the question

Nowadays the word ‘post-truth’ is the indisputable protagonist of both journalism and the political debate, thus becoming one of the biggest issues of our time. But what is it? Let’s look into the topic with the analysis of Roberto Saviano.

My language, my home: English

One of the most interesting aspects of English has to be the variations of the language that are spoken globally. English is spoken in countries which are on the other side of the world from each other, and this offers some staggering diversity.

The language of inclusion

While many may have noticed this before, it is crucial to understand that the way in which our languages are structured oftentimes breeds social issues. Language stands at the core of a person’s experiences and ideas, and its default structure often limits or expands our thinking.

Quiz: How to swear and insult in Europe

What is the first thing you teach your new foreign friend in your native language? More often than not, it is a bad word, am I right? Most Erasmus students come back home experts in multilingual swearing, and if you haven’t heard these expressions before, here is your chance to catch up!

Has Couchsurfing become a bohemian Tinder?

Locals offering free housing and good company in a beautiful location? Sounds like a backpacker’s dream! Is it still so, though?

Equal, the same, all the same

The fight for equal rights in Europe is far from over. In a very personal text the slam poetry artist Veronika Rieger writes about the feeling of one’s own love being treated as second-class, and takes a look at the hypocrisy of the arguments people bring up again and again.

Europe and I – a love letter

Europe is going through a hard time, and it is only with faith, and a little bit of idealism too, that we can overcome this crisis. In a letter to her native continent our author recalls the best moments of a youth spent with eachother and holds out hope for the future. A love letter to Europe.

Polyamory – Three Views

Lately the concept of polyamory is all over the media. The basic concept: having more than one relationship. But what does that mean for those involved, how does it feel – and what makes people begin doing it?

Four visions over one reality: homosexuality in Russia

We spoke to Andrey Glushkó, who moved to Spain to live in ‘’freedom’’, his friend Anastasiya Belickaya, the young political scientist Nina Ivanova and the correspondent for El Mundo (daily Spanish newspaper) in Moscow to discover why 74 percent of Russians do not socially accept homosexuality.

A volunteer in Calais: let’s help refugees!

For many years a large number of migrants have waited in Calais, in incredibly precarious conditions, hoping to cross the Channel. Antoine decided to spend his holidays with the humanitarian association Utopia 56 in order to help them. He shared with us the work he took part in there.

When people die because their rescuers are standing trial

While European politics is discussing symbolic political measures and right-wing populists of all countries are trying to push through deportations and prevent immigration, hundreds of people continue to die in the Mediterranean attempting to reach Europe by sea. Civilian sea rescuers are doing their best to prevent this – and are increasingly criticised and criminalised for doing so. We spoke with Claus-Peter Reisch, the captain of the Lifeline, about the the fraught situation.

(Not) A minority: Muslims between inclusion and discrimination

In a guest contribution the political scientist Saskia Schäfer argues the case for citizens of modern societies to acknowledge the complexity, temporality, and variability of identities.

Nothing has changed yet, but everything is different – The UK after the referendum

24 June, the day when the result of Britain’s referendum on exiting the EU was announced, happened now several weeks ago. The first feelings of surprise and disbelief that the UK, Europe and the world experienced on that day have subsided and the country is now different from what it was. What has changed and what will the future bring?

Renting a flat in Dublin, the hurdle every foreign student has to face

Leaving your home and family to study in another country is extremely difficult, but finding a good place to live in Ireland is the biggest challenge, the white whale every student has to catch.

Crikvenica and its surroundings

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some wonderful places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

Krk Island

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. This article gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.

Rijeka and the surrounding area

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Croatia. Whilst I was there, I visited some fantastic places. The series gives a glimpse into this trip, along with some tips, which will hopefully encourage you to travel.
Following our previous article which focussed on the main attractions of Rijeka, let’s take a look at what visitors can experience in the surroundings of Rijeka.

Rijeka – a town with many faces

Last summer I spent some weeks in Croatia, whilst I was there I visited fantastic places. The articles of this series give a glimpse into this period and some tips, describe experiences… and will encourage you to travel.

My Interrailing Experience with #DiscoverEU

This summer, I was fortunate enough to be one of 1500 18-year old Europeans who won an Interrail pass in the #DiscoverEU competition, organised by the European Commission. Here is the story of my experience, my wonderful discoveries and my difficulties behind this impressive publicity stunt from the EU.

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