• Abortion in Spain: Franco via the Middle Ages

    By on Oct. 21, 2013

    Spain is on the verge of joining the small group of European countries in which abortion is illegal. Largely influenced by the omnipresent Catholic Church, Rajoy’s extremely conservative government is once again de facto taking up its favourite cause – to restrict the freedoms of all those who have had the misfortune not to be born male and heterosexual.

  • Italy, Spain and Portugal's youth increasingly apply for EU traineeships

    By on April 2, 2013
    Twice a year, the European commission offers recent graduates the opportunity to carry out a five-month internship (generously paid at 1, 000 euros per month) within its departments. Although the number of available posts for each recruitment drive has remained stable for several years (around 1, 300), the number of (southern) applicants has been consistently increasing
  • Don't call Aline an eighties band...

    By on March 4, 2013
    After having climbed the stairs one by one, lead singer Romain slumps onto the sofa of the cosy loft, evidently pleased that this interview is not being filmed. Guitarist Arnaud has also cottoned on, as he spreads his long legs out on the side table.