Renzi the Destroyer got destroyed in Italy’s referendum

By Stefano Fasano on Dec. 6, 2016

It’s done: the ballot boxes have tipped by a majority of 59.11% saying “no” to the constitutional referendum in Italy. In the midst of the chaos, Renzi’s defeat became clear as he resigned from his position as prime minister. But is this defeat a victory for Eurosceptics Beppe Grillo and Matteo Salvini? Absolutely not. [OPINION]

Womansplaining gender-based violence in Europe

By Lara Bullens on Nov. 30, 2016

A study by the European Commission has found that 27% of Europeans think sex without consent is somehow justifiable. 1 in 3 women in the EU over the age of 15 has experienced physical or sexual violence. These everyday occurences of gender-based violences seem to be more deeply rooted than we think. If this isn't a sign that work has to be done, I don't know what is. [OPINION]

Raising a glass to Belgium's beer tradition

By Ivo Alho on Nov. 30, 2016

Belgium's beer tradition, which dates back centuries, has been added to UNESCO's list of the "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity." Meanwhile, in Brussels, the Slow Food organisation has decided to honour a very special variety of Belgian beer. Cheers to that! 

Crystal Fighters: "Brexit won't make such a difference"

By Matthieu Amaré on Nov. 25, 2016

The story of the Crystal Fighters has long been shrouded in myth, one that the English band has been toying with for the duration of their three album releases. Long believed to be Spanish, this young and successful band are not fazed by the misrepresentation of their identities. They love the Basque and British cultures equally - even after the shock of Brexit...