• Roma: It's not black or white

    It seems that discrimination against the Roma community in Germany is still on the rise. They are calling for a 'right for all to stay' as the authorities send them back to their homelands. One of the aims of the first World Romani Congresses was to create a more integrated society. But has this been successful?

  • Armenia: In the country of stones

    By on June 12, 2017

    In his book In the Country of Stones, published mid-June, the French photographer Nicolas Blandin tells us about his journey across Armenia. The story unfolds through the people he met and the landscapes of an "isolated" country. 

  • Feeling at home with art, all around Europe

    By on June 8, 2017

    In the springtime, the network of artists at Hors Lits decided to tranform Parisian apartments into cosy performance spaces for the public. Established by dancers some 12 years ago, it has become a European phenomenon. Munich, Brussels, Barcelona and Lisbon have joined in on the dance. Here is our story of the Hors Lits from under the covers. 

  • "Populism is propaganda" 

    Since coming out of a coma, Rainer Höss, the grandson of an Auschwitz executioner, has dedicated his life to destroying his grandfather's legacy. His book The Commander's Legacy explains the dangers of right-wing extremism in Europe. Here is what he had to say about his life's mission. 

  • Farting: The big cheese of taboos

    By on May 24, 2017

    Everybody has gas, but rare are those who speak of it. Even mentioning the mere existence of a fart is considered grotesque. This belief is apparent in all social conventions, and has become a widespread phenomenon, making it a long-lasting taboo. 

  • Brexit means identity crisis for Britons

    By on May 22, 2017

    They are young, they are beautiful, they love to travel, and they love discovering what Europe has to offer. The only problem is that they are British. As a consequence of Brexit, they may soon lose the privileges inherent in EU citizenship. Is this just a formality, or a real identity crisis? We met with some young people, who believe that being European is more than a few stars on a passport.

  • Emmanuel Macron's never-ending story

    By on May 19, 2017

    Emmanuel Macron was elected President of the Republic by more than 20 million French citizens. While his journey to the Elysée makes a good story, it is one that must be viewed with caution, because neither the storyline nor the characters are yet known. The situation in France hasn't changed: the country is divided.

  • Rock music reuniting Bosnia and Herzegovina

    By on May 15, 2017

    Mostar in Bosnia is known as a divided town. But contrary to the nationalist segregation that has defined the community since the war, The Mostar Rock School has been uniting its youth since 2012. The school has trained 500 people, producing some of the nation’s greatest talents and is bringing back more social cohesion than ever since the war. 

  • Le Gorafi: "​Satire is a mirror held up to society"

    By on April 24, 2017

    Since the 2012 presidential elections, Le Gorafi has entertained more than 3 million readers a month with its distinctive, satirical articles. Taken up by traditional media outlets and even quoted by some politicians, the "gorafisation" of France encapsulates the impressive influence the site has had on politics. We asked co-founder Sebastian Liebus to explain Le Gorafi's success.

  • How Finland could be a smoke-free country by 2030

    By 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.