Map of the week: Europe's most common surnames

By Ainhoa Muguerza Osborne on March 3, 2015

What are the most common surnames across Europe? We show every Martínez, Sánchez and García in Spain that each nation has a surname that has become a hallmark of the place.

Oslo's Peace Ring: Humanity as one

By Vincente Morlet on Feb. 27, 2015

On Saturday 21st February, more than 1,000 Muslims gathered in Oslo and formed a symbolic protective ring around the Norwegian capital’s single functioning synagogue to show their support to the Jewish community.

The event, held after the terror attack in Copenhagen, emphasised the solidarity of Europeans in the face of violent actions by a few extremists.

Immigrants in the UK: vilified or celebrated?

With the May General Election rapidly approaching in the UK, posters and billboards are to spring up across London in a bid to challenge the widespread anti-immigration rhetoric that forms a large part of the current policy debate across the country.

Can it succeed in steering the public perception towards a more favourable attitude towards migrants who constitute a large part of the population?

Playlist: Masked Ball

By Katha Kloss on Feb. 23, 2015

It's time for a Masquerade Ball. Some love it, others flee from it. But the music in this playlist isn't only for Eyes Wide Shut fans...

Why do European bands also wear out-of-season "Helau and Alaaf" masks? Here is this week's playlist...