My Interrailing Experience with #DiscoverEU
Oct31

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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The eventful life of Papillon
Oct13

The eventful life of Papillon

This summer the film Papillon debuted in European cinemas. A remake of the 1973 movie of the same name, it is directed by Michael Noer and inspired by the dramatic story of Henri Charrière, whose autobiography shook the entire world.

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Becoming a World Champion – easier than you might think
Sep05

Becoming a World Champion – easier than you might think

Everyone loves winning. But becoming a World Champion must give you a special rush of emotions – after all, you are the best in the whole world! Sadly, it is a feeling that only few will ever know. Or is it? Maybe you just have to find the right discipline for your true talents to shine. If you haven’t found your field yet, here are some alternatives to mainstream sports, including a an assessment of newcomers’ chances of winning the prestigious title ‚World Champion‘.

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Quiz: European Union
Aug30

Quiz: European Union

The European Union is often cause for heated discussions. Do we still need it? How can we improve it? Should more countries join? But even though public debate is focussing on the EU often these days, facts often seem to get blurred with fiction. Time to check your knowledge about the European Union!

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When people die because their rescuers are standing trial
Jul24

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.

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The EU and its mafia: it’s complicated
Jul21

The EU and its mafia: it’s complicated

For years it seemed the European Union had given up the fight against corruption and organised crime. Now something could happen again – although not much is to be expected from the political sphere.

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The magic nights of San Giovanni
Jun23

The magic nights of San Giovanni

Turin, capital of Piedmont in the North of Italy. A city of art, with its marvellous Savoy residences built by the royal Savoy family, its great Piazzas, its museums. A city famous for football and the FIAT logo. However, Turin also has a hidden side unknown to many, linked to magic and ancient pagan beliefs.

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“Hong Kong is not Xianggang”
Apr16

“Hong Kong is not Xianggang”

The images of the Umbrella Movement have circulated around the world – but since then Hong Kong has disappeared from the focus of the world stage. Did the situation improve since then? No, to the contrary. The activists from Meta Hong Kong are not prepared to accept this and are campaigning for a more democratic and social Hong Kong.

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Chocolate eggs and doves – Easter in Italy
Apr01

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.

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Freethinking prisoners: Women in Iran
Feb17

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.

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