Pena River and Shar Mountain beautify the north-west Macedonian city of Tetovo. Lot of cultures, colours, traditions and customs come cross in this historic city, just 40 km away from the capital of Macedonia, Skopje.
Although Berlin is perceived as a hedonistic queer paradise, it’s also a great place for queer parents to raise kids. Run by Europe’s only openly gay mayor, it’s ideal for rainbow families. But somewhat surprisingly, Germany has some of the most backwards, anti-LGBTI laws in Western Europe. Cafébabel looks at how Berlin’s queer families deal with Germany’s curiously conservative government.
Contemporary urbanites long for gardens but how to share public space is a lesson that still needs to be learned in post-Communist societies. Sandra and Michal want to give back a lost paradise to the inhabitants of Bratislava and make them realise that they aren't simply passive dwellers but much more and that TV series are only shadows of real life like prehistoric paintings on cave walls.
In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking, carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? Over the past decade, more than six inquiries have looked into this gruesome crime; a succession of investigations that have revealed more questions than answers. Without corpses or witnesses, the case is interfering with the recognition of the country's independence.
Two years ago, reforms in higher education in Hungary caused widespread outrage and led many young citizens to pursue happiness abroad. Today, the battle rages on. Is it reasonable to grant students a scholarship in exchange for working in Hungary for as long as they have studied? A photo essay from Budapest.
There comes a time when every young journalist makes their first foray into the professional world. For the first time in awhile, cafébabel English is offering an internship for one dynamic young journalist looking to expand their portfolio and gain amazing hands-on experience with one-on-one mentorship.
Artists and music lovers are sharing their time, effort and money to restore the ramshackle house that once belonged to the musicians Albert and Jan Albrecht. The reason behind it: to give Bratislava a new space for music. Many may think differently, but not everything is done for business.
The month of June is the mark of writing Cafebabel Naples. Thanks to their in-depth articles with on important international subjects, but also their work on the ground, they tell the stories of a beautiful and multicultural region plagued by hidden dangers. This Italian team deserves a special mention. Here is your chance to get to know them better.
The EVS Film Festival is back! cafébabel couldn't wait to be a part of it. Even more so this year as the theme of the video contest initiated by the French Erasmus+ Youth and Sport Agency is the famous quote from Gandhi: Be the change you wish to see in the world.
When the drummer passed away in a car accident three years ago, Girls in Hawaii thought it was over. They were at their best and suddenly, silence. Now, the band gets back on stage, ready to tell the world that "it's not over, they've survived and there's hope".
The French capital is probably the most difficult place to rent an apartment. Clearly, the situation is becoming increasingly worse. Many young people, especially foreigners, endure a series of unfortunate events in order to get one.
Markets invade the senses. Vendors hawking fragrant wares to passing customers. The sound of bargaining ringing in your ears. Since ancient times, a bustling market place has played a vital role in the daily life of every culture and civilization…
Israel currently launches a third attack on the Gaza Strip in five years. This is the result of a vicious logic of retaliation between the Hamas and the Israeli armed forces.