Austria: Who’s afraid of Sebastian Kurz?

By Viktoria Penz Martha Peters on Jan. 5, 2018

At the age of 31, he made history by becoming Europe’s youngest leader. On the 15th of October 2017, his party won the parliamentary elections in Austria. Two months later, he formed a coalition with the far-right Freedom party (FPO). But how did this hardliner get there so quickly?

Romania: Teenage romance in a digital era

By Lorelei Mihala on Jan. 3, 2018

Romanian teenagers are living in a glass cube. In an age where teenage relationships start and end online and where it's easiest to hide behind a smartphone screen, it can be difficult to find refuge. Stories from the ground show just how complex the issue is. 

O'Naturel: Naked dinner in a Parisian bistro

By Are We Europe on Dec. 22, 2017

The waiters, at least, would be clothed. Public health requirements demanded as much. I knew that before walking up to the black-cloaked window of O’Naturel, the first ever nudist bistro in Paris. 

London calling for Schiele censorship

By Antinea Radomska on Dec. 8, 2017

“Sorry. 100 years old but still too daring today.” London and Berlin have suddenly become quite chaste. When Vienna wanted to advertise the anniversary of iconic painter Egon Schiele with four nude paintings in Germany and the UK, both cities suddenly decided to censor art that’s a 100 years old. Too sexy for 2018? Really?