Can Europe relax over France's election result?

By euro topics on April 24, 2017

Sunday saw En Marche! leader Emmanuel Macron and the Front National's Marine Le Pen advance to the second round of voting in the French presidential elections. Some commentators are relieved, believing Macron will easily see off Le Pen, but others are less optimistic...

How Finland could be a smoke-free country by 2030

By cafébabel DE Rebecca Schlüter on April 18, 2017

The days of lighting up in Helsinki are numbered. Finland will become the first country in the world to introduce a total ban on smoking, which is expected to come into effect in 2030.

Meet My Hood: Chapitre, Marseille

By Hélène Pillon on March 27, 2017

In the heart of France's Phocean city, the Place des Réformés and its surroundings have played host to many loquacious people. But to understand the history of Chapitre, it helps to read between the lines...

Ya iz Berlina: Natalia Smolentceva's Berliner Alphabet

By Varvara Morozova on March 7, 2017

Berlin is well known for its creative allure and cultural spirit, which attract artists from all over the world. Natalia Smolentceva has felt this call, too. The Russian illustrator tells cafébabel about her own love affair with the German capital, and her art project Berliner Alphabet.