Refugees have been fleeing conflicts across the world and heading to Europe in greater and greater numbers in the past year. Too often the journey is treacherous and ends tragically. But sometimes there’s a somewhat happier resolution...
Working for free has become the new normal. What is really concerning is that this is happening at the heart of European institutions that claim to put young people first. We take a look at how much young interns are really worth.
According to recent estimates, Krakow’s World Youth Day will be attended by 1 million fewer people than previously estimated; down more than 2.2 million on the event in Brazil in 2013. Are pilgrims disaffected by the Polish government’s lack of empathy towards refugees and women? Or are they just scared of swords?
Don't worry folks; it's still possible to find a shred of good news in 2016. Even if you have to search pretty damn hard to uncover it.
Whether he's attending a cabinet meeting at the Elysée Palace, a NATO summit meeting in Warsaw or a rally organised in response to the new labour bill, François Hollande can’t afford a single hair out of place. Good thing French taxpayers are footing the bill.
The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is looking for a way to ignore the refugee crisis. That’s why, encouraged by his wariness of Brussels, he's called his own referendum on the 2nd of October. On this date, Hungarians will have their say on whether or not they want to host refugees within their borders.
One week ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The news cycle has since become an unprecedented, popcorn-worthy political drama – though perhaps less gripping for the Brits who have to live through it. Not content with picking just one number this week, we've summed up seven days of the worst pandemonium to ever hit contemporary British politics.
On Sunday the 5th of June, the Swiss rejected the idea of an unconditional basic income, a concept is mired in controversy. While some see it as the first step on the way to a socialist utopia, others are sounding warning alarms. Meanwhile, The Economist has calculated how much citizens would get if a basic income was introduced in other countries.
Pythagoras said that "All things are numbers.” Behind the Numbers seeks to uncover Europe in figures: the numbers which break the news, that have a dimension which is out of the ordinary, or that simply let you know a curious fact.