The French Railway strikes did not stop the motivated youngsters from all over Europe to come to the European Youth Event (EYE) 2016. Around 7,500 participants met in Strasbourg to discuss about the main themes dealt by the European Union.
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.
Corruption is a harmful, but widespread phenomenon in Hungary, which is part of the everyday life and the politics. It affects the government’s relationship with the EU, the USA and Russia too. But why is it growing nowadays? What is the role of bribery in Hungary, a country led by the prime minister Viktor Orbán since 2010?
In the run-up to the London Mayoral elections on the 5th of May, London renters have been sharing their horror stories of overpriced and unacceptable properties in the capital. Organised by the Generation Rent association, the campaign hopes to keep the housing crisis as a top priority for whoever emerges victorious on Thursday.
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.