The capital of Europe is moving to the rhythm and vibe of the #spanishrevolution; young students from Spain living in Germany, Portugal and Greece amongst others started organising people’s assemblies not far from their embassies on 15 May, and it's still ongoing. Perspectives
The True Finns are the third largest political party in Finland. Are these nationalists and eurosceptics an exception to the rule in their Nordic region? Alongside the new leader of the National Front party in France, Marine Le Pen, the collection of ‘Indigenous Britons’ in the UK and Italy's Northern League, Europe has never been more inhabited by so-called ‘pure’ Europeans.
From Worcester via Bristol to the world, schoolfriends Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power are fiddling with some old machines across a table in order to make some music. The universal sound goes by ‘drone, pop, noise’
You could almost call it a phenomenon that has worked its charm on the Athenians over the years. Some of the prostitutes in the area even parade around in the latest fashions, like it’s some kind of catwalk
The tallest building in the world, the 828 metre (2716 ft) high Burj Khalifa skyscraper, was unveiled in Dubai at the beginning of January. Nowadays the question is more of building outwards rather than upwards, with four buzzwords - happiness, ecology, smartness and economy - via two city models
Real Parisians know it all too well; even they need several months and an agency, usually, to find a home within the city limits, on the commuter belt of one of the 20 Parisian ‘arrondissements’ (administrative districts). But then how do foreigners fare in the cut-throat Parisian housing market?
In a country where lemons are grown, it’s also immigrants that are put under the squeeze. In order to get Italian citizenship you have to contend with old-fashioned bureaucracy and having to go through the same processes over and over again, which adds to the associated difficulties and costs. Ljubomir’s family have decided to take the long way round it
The road towards the ideal job is long, and Brussels is merciless on those who don’t have the nerves or patience - especially between the disappointment regarding job offers and evenings spent by young, wanna-be Eurocrats networking to get noticed
On 9 November 2009 there will be a lot of commemoration services to celebrate the Berlin wall coming down 20 years ago. Two ‘euro-enthusiast’ associations in Paris are organising a ‘destroy party’ on the big day itself. What’s the concept? A wall made of foam, some pickaxes and some good wine