• Srebrenica Playlist: Songs against forgetting

    By on July 17, 2015

    In 2015, it's not just the Armenian Genocide that's being commemorated. 11th July marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, Bosnia - a war crime that has since been recognised as a genocide - during the Bosnian War - costing 8,000 people their lives. Here are some songs, lest we forget.

  • My experience as an Italian intern in Limerick

    By on April 1, 2015

    Sailor suits, 4x4s, rugby, Irish breakfasts and a hearty portion of hospitality: this sums up Irene's Limerick.

    Originally from Italy, she completed a six-month internship at a small travel agency in the Irish city.

  • Generation Mauerfall: European without the euphoria

    By on Nov. 5, 2014

    The generation born at the same time as the political turnaround in Eastern Europe have been here a while. They appreciate their freedom, but rarely do they share the euphoria of their parents. Furthermore, everyday life in Poland, Latvia and Romania is too hard. Many young people are thinking of leaving.

  • The view from France: tonight, all eyes are on Berlin

    By on Nov. 3, 2014

    On 9th November 1989, I was five years old. That's pretty young, but still enough for me to remember a few pictures on TV - it stayed on all night, which was very unusual at my house. My parents were captivated by these colourful images of night-time crowds.

  • Spies in Austria: Europe's intelligence hotspot

    By on Oct. 26, 2014

    During the Cold War, Vienna became an intelligence stronghold. Then the Curtain fell. Yet, even 25 years later, there are still a few agents about. An interview with intelligence expert Siegfried Beer on secret business, what this has to do with the Austrian mentality, and why Merkel is still being wiretapped.

  • Netflix: French TV finally cracks

    By on Oct. 21, 2014

    With the arrival of Netflix in France, the influence of the American megaseries is about to to grow. Since the Blum-Byrnes agreement in 1946, French producers have been trying to resist the impact of l'American way of life. Now French screens will receive the latest creations from the Hollywood doctrine. Should they be worried?

  • Referendum: #ScotlandDecides to stay in the Union

    By on Sept. 22, 2014

    The Scottish population voted more strongly than expected against independence from the UK. In Thursday's referendum, a good 55% voted "No", according to official counts. Despite this, European commentators predict a new dawn for the UK, and praise London for its openness vis-à-vis those who dream of an independent Scotland.

  • A Book of Many Roots

    By on July 21, 2014

    A knife with a life, a friend thought to be dead but may not be: with at­ten­tion to whimsical de­tail, the novel Ten­drils re­lates the great themes in life. Dreams and re­al­ity lie close to­gether in Lucy Dug­gan's debut novel.


    By on July 15, 2014

    Patrick Blaha and Lukas Gutwin­ski have known each other ever since they were 12 years old and have al­ways been poking around at ideas. Since the be­gin­ning of their stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion in Vi­enna, realisation has drawn particularly close to reality. Their job plat­form, Work­beat, has now been on­line since 31.​3.​2014.​