Lidl supermarkets are a familiar sight in malls around Europe, popular among students and cash-strapped families. But according to the German services employees’ union, ver.di, Lidl supervisors repress their workers and enforce 45-hour work weeks.
One of Poland’s best known personalities is the politician, writer and journalist Tadeusz Mazowiecki. In an interview with cafebabel.com, he considers the effect of Polish accession and how Europe can move forward
It is said that no system of government is as complex as German federalism. But after decades of debate, the country is on the verge of reforming its division of power between the federation and state.
On Thursday, the Croatian General Ante Gotovina, wanted for war crimes committed during the Balkan wars, was captured in Tenerife. It is likely that his capture will speed up the EU accession process for Croatia.
Because migrant labourers work for pay far below what native-born workers accept, they are blamed for high unemployment rates in their destination country. A visit to a German farm puts the tensions of globalisation into focus.