Fears of new tensions in Bosnia after referendum

By euro topics on Sept. 27, 2016

In the Republika Srpska, the Serb part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 99.8% of voters cast their ballots in favour of keeping a public holiday on January 9 marking the founding of the republic in 1992. The holiday was declared illegal by the country's constitutional court last year. A look at the commentary columns shows that the referendum was never really about the public holiday.

Mapping out Europe: The burqa debate rages on

By Matthieu Amaré on Sept. 26, 2016

Governments across Europe are talking about the burqa once again. Although very few countries have officially banned the burqa in public places, many are starting to discuss taking this step in the future. Our interactive map shows how the debate is heating up across Europe. 

Lost in Translation: The strange art of renaming movies

By Phil W. Bayles on Sept. 22, 2016

When it comes to translating movie titles into different languages, it’s not as simple as copying and pasting something into Google Translate and seeing what comes up. In an attempt to make films appealing to an international audience, studios can come up with some unexpected names…

#NoSizeFitsAll: The rise of body-positive fashion

By Gwenno Edwards on Sept. 20, 2016

As it has many times before, this year's London Fashion Week has brought with it plenty of controversy over its unreasonable and unattainable standards of beauty. We look at some of the small start-ups who are fighting back by presenting women with models who actually look like them.