Cooking with grandma (Italy): Piedmontese appetizer
Oct07

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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Rijeka – a town with many faces
Sep25

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.

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Post Brexit – Is Amsterdam the new London
Sep19

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?

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Eurobarometer – Is the instrument introduced for monitoring turning into an intervention tool?
Sep10

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

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

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Musicians in Switzerland
Aug26

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…

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EU-Lobbying
Jul30

EU-Lobbying

Who acts as an interest mediator at a European level?

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An interview with Oz Karahan
Jul24

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.”

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Urban cycling: fun, inclusive and good for the environment.
Jul10

Urban cycling: fun, inclusive and good for the environment.

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.

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Europe 5.0 – the next step to European integration?
Jun30

Europe 5.0 – the next step to European integration?

Digitalisation has changed the entire world and consequently Europe. The authors Frieden/Heinen/Leither recommend in their book a so called “Europe 5.0” as a new business model for the entire continent in order to increase the European competitiveness on the market. According to their concept, European enterprises should join forces and cooperate on a transnational level with the goal to remain globally successful. Our industries can only keep up with digitalisation and the global developments this way.

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Hamilton: An American Musical
Jun26

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?

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