Last July, our contributor Milena Parotti was interviewed by Giulia Calvi, one of the editors and contributors of The Password, a newspaper managed by student volunteers at the University of Turin.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
We are heading towards a new year, a 2021 which will surely be full of surprises. But what are we leaving behind? Meeting Halfway has tackled, in its own way, the strangest year yet, the dreaded 2020…
The Cohesion policy is the EU’s strategy to promote an even development of all the European regions. Its main aim is therefore to strengthen economic and social cohesion and to reduce disparities among regions. In the 2014-2020 timeframe, the Cohesion policy (also called Regional policy) received circa 32,5% of the total EU budget.
Elon Musk has changed how we view space travel. Using the successful communication strategies established in the automotive industry, namely through the Tesla brand, Elon Musk has gone on to take over the ISS (International Space Station).
The whole of Italy has been on lockdown since the 9th of March, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. At first we did not actually realise the importance of what the government was asking of us: stay at home, they said.
The Dutch know this very well: soft mobility is the smartest choice inside and outside cities. No traffic congestions, no noisy and polluted cities, no parking problems. These are just some of the many benefits of urban cycling. On the contrary, in some European cities, traffic is still a huge problem, with high levels of air pollution and, of no less importance, noise pollution. In some of these cities people feel the need to own a car, or more cars, because there are no alternatives. But cities full of cars are something we inherited from the past century and the environmental crisis we are going through suggests we should change this habit.
In May this year we will be asked to vote for the European elections.
‘No to the European Union.’ Ok, but what then? A nationalist renaissance? Political isolation and marginalisation? Stirring up hatred and closing borders? Anti-European movements are growing, not only in Great Britain, where Brexit taught us that everything is possible. This shows us that EU-scepticism represents a real threat to the basic values of our European coexistence.
The team of MH Editor-in-chief Alessandra Ivaldi Editorial team Nazzareno Lacidogna, Milena Parotti, Danielle Vergerac Authors Alessandra Ivaldi, Elena Noventa, Elke Schneider, Julia Mayer, Milena Parotti, Monica Nicol, Ramona Di Bella, Sarah Robinson, Giulia Barjona, Ana Alvarez Calleja, Filippo Zimmaro Translators Albanian: Minaheta Fetahi, Rejmonda Marashi Belarusian: Jason Chern Bosnian/ Croatian/ Serbian: Jovana Petrovic, Aida...