Poland is on a silent slide towards authoritarianism

By Celia Ruiz Alfonsea on March 21, 2017

The Polish government is limiting the power of the Constitutional Court and the informational capacity of public media. However, these measures are going unnoticed among the international community, which is currently preoccupied with Donald Trump and Brexit. [OPINION]

Sparrow poo and bull penis: Europe's best hangover cures

By Phil W. Bayles on March 20, 2017

We’ve all been there - head pounding, stomach churning, mouth drier than a desert... hangovers are not fun. But for as long as humans have been deliberately getting drunk, we’ve been coming up with ways to feel better afterwards. Here are just a few from across Europe.

The women of Ribnovo - the last of the Pomaks

By Antoaneta Roussi on March 17, 2017

High in the mountains of Bulgaria lies the village of Ribnovo, whose population is overwhelmingly Pomak: a group of Bulgarian-speaking Muslims whose traditions date back to the Ottoman Empire. The mayor estimates that around 70% of the working male population have left to find work in western Europe, leaving the women to make do by themselves.

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.