Rallies of right-wing populists and anti-EU demonstrations have been the order of the day in Europe. Pro-European and liberal movements, however, only usually make their voices heard just after an election has been decided in favour of nationalists and populists. But Pulse of Europe wants to change that and give the fans of a united Europe a voice. We spoke with Akilnathan Logeswaran, who has been out on the streets of Munich, demonstrating for the EU since February.
Spain welcomes one of the greatest numbers of Erasmus students in Europe and Barcelona is without doubt one of their favourite destinations. You can feel the cosmopolitan atmosphere in the streets: it’s more common to hear English in the centre than Spanish or Catalan. But, nowadays, this surge in popularity is coming face to face with a reality that many have been talking about for a while: the current housing bubble in the cost of rent.
For fifty years, Palestine has been under Israeli occupation. One of the areas which has seen the most conflict between Israeli settlers and Palestinians is considered to be Hebron in the West Bank. So what is everyday life like with the occupation and the settlement policy?
How much do you know about the Maltese language? Not much? In this new episode of our series “My language, my home” you can find out more about the language spoken in the small island of Malta.
After a year full of unexpected voter decisions, the other half of the western world is left wondering – why did this happen, and how did we not see it coming? We are diving into the idea of democracy and social behaviour and analyze the troubling problems of today’s politics. What could a solution look like?
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?
Young, motivated and ready to change the world: this is how the members of the European Youth Parliament of Armenia are best described. Hovsep Patvakanyan, head and founder of EYP Armenia, told us about his experiences establishing this extraordinary youth organization in Armenia, and the wonderful ideas which came to life thanks to the efforts of its members.
Twenty years after the war, which was the biggest in Europe after World War II, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s society is still deeply divided. During the last twenty years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been given to different NGO projects aiming to connect the members of the three constitutional nations, Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs, in order to raise the level of mutual tolerance and to build a society that will be based on real democratic principles.
The UK has voted to leave the EU, a close decision which has left many British people, especially the young, feeling frustrated and apprehensive. Our author attempts to describe the reaction of the 48% of the voters who wanted to remain, and how it feels now to be in a post-Brexit Britain.
Protest songs are common in every country. Mainly throughout the 60’s and 70’s, when rock and folk became charged with political and social statements about the world, sex, work, power, relations between people, discrimination. They call for change and denounce that which is wrong. Protest songs are especially important and courageous in countries where fighting oppression can cost you your life. And that was the case in Portugal during the 40 year period of the dictatorship that ended with the Carnation Revolution in 1974.