• Where is our generation's Bob Dylan?

    By on Dec. 19, 2016

    We look back at this year with a global face-palm and a universal sigh of exasperation. Instead of singing about reform and revolution, our generation has chosen memes and parodies as a coping mechanism. Why are we moving farther away from traditional protest music? [OPINION] 

  • Why are only 2% of MPs under the age of 30?

    By on Dec. 13, 2016

    51% of the world’s population is under the age of the 30, but only 2% of the world’s parliamentarians are from that age group. By lifting the veil on this number, we found out that we’re getting stuck in a vicious cycle. We spoke to two young potential parliamentarians to see what can be done about this discrepancy. 

  • Matteo Renzi all in for Italy's risky referendum 

    By on Dec. 1, 2016

    This Sunday, Italy will vote on a complicated constitutional reform that might foresee a smaller Senate. According to various European correspondants, however, the reform could have serious consequences for the country's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Italy's relationship with Europe in general. So how risky is Renzi's gambit?

  • Womansplaining gender-based violence in Europe

    By on Nov. 30, 2016

    A study by the European Commission has found that 27% of Europeans think sex without consent is somehow justifiable. 1 in 3 women in the EU over the age of 15 has experienced physical or sexual violence. These everyday occurences of gender-based violences seem to be more deeply rooted than we think. If this isn't a sign that work has to be done, I don't know what is. [OPINION]

  • New Europe 100: Looking to the East for encouragement

    By on Nov. 22, 2016

    In light of recent events, the division of a potentially utopist Europe seems more possible than ever. Thanks to new research, though, we have found a way to lift your spirits. Presenting our selection of the best of the New Europe 100: a group of individuals in Central and Eastern Europe that are going to change the world. 

  • #ParisAgainstTrump: France shows solidarity with the USA

    By on Nov. 21, 2016

    "This is what democracy looks like." Donald Trump's election will have huge implications both in the United States and across the sea on the Old Continent. We went to a protest in Paris to ask people about their reactions to the new commander-in-chief and what his election might mean for French politics. 

  • The undertaker of the Calais Jungle

    By on Nov. 8, 2016

    Over the last few weeks, the demolition of the Calais Jungle has been extensively covered by media outlets. What is seldom mentioned is that Europe will be confronted with the headstones of those who died in a strange land for years to come. We met Brahim Fares, the funeral director of Bab El Jenna; the only Muslim funeral parlour in close proximity to the Calais Jungle.  

  • God save Gina Miller

    By on Nov. 8, 2016

    Thanks to Gina Miller’s lawsuit, the UK’s High Court ruled that Theresa May must give the UK Parliament a chance to debate Brexit. Although May plans on taking the case to the Supreme Court, this legislative punch means Article 50 will have to wait. While we sit and watch the outcome of this epic battle between Miller and May, here is a little portrait of the UK’s new favourite philanthropist: 

  • Paris: „Ein paar Tage, dann ist das Camp zurück“

    By on Nov. 4, 2016

    In nur sechs Stunden räumten die französischen Behörden den "Schandfleck von Paris" – ein Flüchtlingslager in der Nähe der Metrostation Stalingrad, das mitten in der Hauptstadt von der unzureichenden Flüchtlingspolitik des Landes zeugte. Aber wohin ziehen die Menschen nun? Ein Video.

  • The day I understood the addictive nature of protesting

    By on Oct. 4, 2016

    All across Europe, dissatisfied citizens are taking to the streets in greater and greater numbers, protesting everything from Brexit to Poland's new abortion laws to the loi travail in France. I joined a march in Paris to find out what keeps die-hard protestors diving back into the tear gas and riot cops.