Who are 'los guiris'?

By Naiara Reig Pellicer on Sept. 1, 2015

In summer, Spanish towns and cities fill up with "guiris" - especially in coastal areas. We all know who we're referring to - so much so that we can spot them with great certainty. But why have tourists in Spain ended up with this "nickname"? What exactly does "guiri" mean? Where does it come from? 

In the world of Le Loop, a Parisian hacker space

By Lise Ouangari on Sept. 1, 2015

Located in a squat in the heart of Paris, Le Loop hackers are reclaiming technologies in order to challenge the realm of the possible and the impossible, in a creative and engaged way. We explore a hacker space where you can have fun, drink (craft) beer and where nobody wears a tie.

Macedonia and migrants: the need for some nuance

By Cafebabel ENG Mila Damyanoska on Aug. 31, 2015

Often confused for an Italian salad, Macedonia is one of those countries that seldom attracts the attention of the world’s media. After political protests and recent police violence on the border with Greece towards migrants, the country has been thrust into the international spotlight. Mila Damyanoska reflects on the mood in Skopje.

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour's saviour or its demise? 

By Viral Shah on Aug. 17, 2015

The Labour Party is suffering from an existential crisis - senior MPs and former leaders are falling over themselves to warn of impending doom. Why? The rise of a 66-year-old socialist called Jeremy Corbyn.