• Migration: can the EU put an end to this tragic situation?

    By on June 27, 2017

    Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, promised a turning point regarding migration this Wednesday before the summit of the European Council. However, nothing new under the sun during these two days of negotiations. Tusk, President of the EU Council, stated that "the situation remains critical" and the EU will continue its efforts to contain the flow of people migrating. 

  • L’Europe de la défense : rêve ou réalité ?

    By on March 10, 2017

    L’idée d’une défense européenne revient sur le devant de la scène politique depuis quelques mois. On l’a encore vu cette semaine avec les déclarations de François Hollande à l'occasion d'un entretien avec six quotidiens européens. Mais où en est-on ? Peut-on envisager une armée européenne dans les prochaines années ? CaféBabel démêle le vrai du faux. 

  • « Soufi, mon amour » : Quand le théâtre nous fait tourner la tête

    By on Jan. 23, 2017

    « Est, Ouest, Sud ou Nord, il n'y a pas de différence... Si vous voyagez intérieurement, vous parcourrez le monde entier et au-delà. » Les mots universels de la romancière Eli Shafak, mis au théâtre par Christine Delmotte, nous parlent d’amour, de spiritualité et d’unicité au ryhtme des derviches tourneurs.

  • Escaping extremism: How does one leave a neo-Nazi group?

    By on May 10, 2016

    In Germany, emotions are currently running high when it comes to the topic of migration. While society debates the subject at length, neo-Nazis are finding fertile ground to spread their ideology. However, there are those within such organisations that are trying to do the exact opposite. How can one leave a neo-Nazi group while staying safe?

  • Homelessness in Paris: What needs to be done?

    By on May 6, 2016

    If you’ve been to Paris, you may well have noticed the amount of people living on the streets. I recently moved to the French capital from Holland and can say I was shocked to see how many citizens are homeless. The question is, why?

  • Unpaid Internships Widen Inequalities in the Job Market​

    By on Feb. 23, 2016

    If you’re fresh out of university and have started job applications, you have probably found yourself thinking: “How do I get a job if it already requires me to have experience in my field?” The answer is simple: internships. Yet, these opportunities often come unpaid, which means not everybody can afford it. Do unpaid internships close the door to a significant part of society? 

  • Cologne attacks: Did society fail to address the real issue?

    By on Jan. 28, 2016

    Following the sexual assaults that occurred during New Year's Eve celebrations in Cologne, the media focused on the fact that attackers were of “Arab and North African origin”. This triggered upheaval in Germany and the finger was pointed at Angela Merkel’s open door policy towards refugees. Has society been targeting the real issue by focusing on the attackers' nationality?

  • The refugees turned volunteers at Amsterdam Centraal

    By on Nov. 13, 2015

    When the clock strikes 6pm at Amsterdam Centraal station, people gather together sporting orange t-shirts and welcome signs. Since the 14th of September, citizens have united to welcome asylum seekers arriving on international trains. However, some of those present know all too well how the incoming refugees must be feeling...