• Babel Wien – Newsletter (September/October 2011)

    By on Oct. 14, 2011
    After well-deserved summer holidays, our Babel Wien team is back in the Austrian capital and ready for a new year of European discussion and debate.
  • My never-ending fight with Facebook 

    By on March 16, 2018

    We’re launching a series of informal articles written by Cafébabel staff to explain the changes the magazine is going through. Most importantly: a new editorial line, new sections, new plans, new faces... in short, it's a whole new world!

  • [eng] Equinox: the french radio in Barcelona

    By on June 16, 2014

    The three members of Equinox Radio has just moved into their new studio, a penthouse next to Sagrada Familia completely overrun by the Barcelona's sun. "Only few months ago we were in a much closed space; this is wonderful". Speaking is Aurélie Chamerois, journalist from Tryes and one of the funders of this French radio which is already 3 years old and daily listened to by 5.000 people.

  • [eng] La Londra degli artisti indipendenti: L'intervista a Tiana Major9

    By on Feb. 3, 2016
    Ogni quartiere di Londra è una miniera di artisti e band indipendenti: scoperta in un pub di Chiswick, Tiana Major9 è una giovane cantante di East London che miscela con gusto soul, jazz e hip-hop.
  • Treading the boards in Brussels

    By on Nov. 29, 2010
    Brussels’ amateur drama scene is thriving, nurtured by the vast number of long-term ex-pats who join theatre groups to escape the EU bubble, meet new people from different walks of life, and express their creativity. The Irish Theatre Group is just one of many English-speaking amateur groups active in Belgium’s capital.
  • Good news in the space of Vilnius

    By on May 26, 2009
    One day I met a friend who told me that he and his friends have been practicing fire-spinning and juggling in the Sereikiskes park (in central Vilnius, near the Cathedral). I would highly recommend everyone to visit this place (they do it quite deep in the park, but it's enough to just go straight from the main gate to see them soon enough).
  • Subtitling vs Dubbing

    By on July 19, 2010
    -You saw “Pulp Fiction” in Italian- -Yes- -Dubbed- -Yes- -Into Italian. The characters were speaking Italian- -Yes- -All of them- -Yes. Is that so complicated to understand?- -No. But you have NOT seen “Pulp Fiction” then- This is the typical example of a discussion between someone coming from a “caption” country and a “dub” citizen.
  • Teach Me Talent

    By on Sept. 8, 2010
    When dealing with the fact that many film directors have never gone through any academic cinema school, the issue is not to turn the question to the filmmakers, but to the teaching of art in general. If no one disputes that specific, exact sciences can - and should - be taught (could anyone understand all mathematical and physical domains with no guidance at all?
  • A new chapter in my Babel life

    By on March 3, 2008
    Dear café babel friends, It is with mix feelings of pleasure and sadness that I inform you of my recent decision to take on a new challenge as Secretary General of the European Youth Press, an umbrella organisation based in Brussels. My time as staff member of Babel International will be soon ending and my functions taken over by a new, gifted and passionate Community Coordinator.

    By on Oct. 22, 2008
    By Julija Sproge Have you read any book from the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella? Did you ever imagine yourself going crazy with shopping, like Becky Brandon (neé Bloomwood) – the main protogonist? She is shopping and shopping and shopping all the time until she gets in trouble and banks are about to close her accounts.
  • AKW Lobau: Vienna caravan communities away from it all

    By on Aug. 23, 2011
    The story of the caravan commune AKW Lobau demonstrates that Vienna is not nearly as bourgeois and narrow-minded as is always claimed. The community is living proof that alternative enterprises do have their place in the Austrian capital. A flying visit
  • Minsk: the tidy road to regime perfection

    By on Feb. 7, 2008
    Neat, elegant, so clean that you want to go barefoot – that is how the Lukashenko regime likes to present the capital of Belarus - the one visible to tourists, that is

    By on Jan. 21, 2009
    The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet Union announced the end of a bipolar world in which two ideologies opposed each other: Soviet communism versus capitalism. As in nature, voids in geopolitics are soon filled; as a result, new divisions appeared and others reappeared.
  • Kosovo story continues at international stages

    By on Oct. 5, 2008
    Coming week will be show again one significant step in international politics and especially in Western Balkans. 1st at its plenary session called for 8th October, the 192-member UN General Assembly is to debate Serbia’s draft resolution calling for an advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s unilaterally declared independence.
  • The EU needs a Federal Budget

    By on Oct. 27, 2009
    By Guido Montani, Vice-President of UEF The EU will not be able to face the challenges if it doesn't reform its budget.