Brussels, 9:00 p.m. Less than three hours before the polling stations close after a day of voting for the EU referendum, which would decide UK's destiny. Cafébabel went to explore the most British places of Brussels – at a two minutes walk from the European Commission headquarters – to take the pulse in the night of the results. Here are some insights.
The 2016 UEFA European Football Championships are underway in France. With the competition extended to 24 teams, Euro 2016 promises a longer tournament, with several sides making their grand debut. Cafébabel gives you a run down of a few of the national sides, covering the general mood, some quick predictions and even current fashion trends. This time, we head to Ria, Ria, Hungária.
He's been too often reduced to his Islamic faith and modest origins, yet by winning the London mayoralty, Sadiq Khan is well placed for a run at the country's top job in much the same way as his rivals: through building up a big political appetite, and showing his teeth.
Over the next seven weeks, we will be publishing cafébabel Berlin's Balkans & Beyond editorial project, showcasing original stories that beautifully illustrate life and politics in the post-Tito Balkans region. In our opening editorial, Kosovan playwright Jeton Neziraj discusses his memories of war in the region, and the continued trauma that burning books evokes in him.
Europe is in need of a definitive initiative to revive production and investment. The Juncker Commission looks to the economy as the catalyst for a newfound trust in Brussels.
Sometimes the (self)-(r)evolution is just around the corner - could it actually be this week end? Insights of a week end in Istanbul.
Four young musicians from the suburbs of Beirut and a mix of songs inspired by nature, love, and nostalgia for that which has been lost. We had a chat with Postcards, freshly set out on their Italian tour, to find out more about their folky atmosphere and dream-like sound.
On Saturday 21st February, more than 1,000 Muslims gathered in Oslo and formed a symbolic protective ring around the Norwegian capital’s single functioning synagogue to show their support to the Jewish community.
The event, held after the terror attack in Copenhagen, emphasised the solidarity of Europeans in the face of violent actions by a few extremists.
Agele Moses Taban is an amusing young man that easily makes friendships thanks to his open approach and wide smile. The 26-year old youngster comes from Juba, which doubles as the capital of South Sudan and the South Sudanese state Central Equatoria, but currently lives and studies Business Management at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Lunzers Maß-Greißlerei, the first packaging-free grocery store in Austria, seduced youngsters on the lookout for healthier and more sustainable ways of consumption, as well as older people who can still remember such shops from their youth.
Would you take a ride on a crumbling, rusty, Soviet-era aerial tramway that is more than six decades old? It may seem crazy, exciting, or scary, but not for those who live in Chiatura in Georgia.
As a result of 2008 crisis, unemployment pushed a significant amount of young Lithuanians to try their luck abroad. After a peak in 2010, the flow seemed to slow little by little. Now, there is even the return of these expatriates, pushed by government policies for their return as much as by improving economic conditions.