Martin hasn’t taken a holiday in two and a half years. It is safe to say that he has been pretty busy recently, overseeing the development of 'Sans A_', a website devoted to the homeless and those who have fallen victims to poverty.
Over the last few weeks, the demolition of the Calais Jungle has been extensively covered by media outlets. What is seldom mentioned is that Europe will be confronted with the headstones of those who died in a strange land for years to come. We met Brahim Fares, the funeral director of Bab El Jenna; the only Muslim funeral parlour in close proximity to the Calais Jungle.
In the span of six hours, the French authorities managed to clean up "Paris’ dirty stain." As a result of the country’s inadequate refugee policy, the camp was built only meters away from the Stalingrad metro station: smack-dab in the heart of the city. But where will the refugees go now?
Paris has gone on the warpath against climate change. The French capital has some of the lowest levels of recycling in Europe, which is why mayor Anne Hidalgo has launched an ambitious plan to turn Paris into the one of the world's "greenest" capital cities in four years. Can Paris lead the world by example?
At the break of dawn on 24 October, the dismantling of the Calais Jungle began. The nearly 7,000 residents of the French shantytown will be relocated to regions across the country, except Corsica and Ile-de-France. Here is a focus on the French politicians that are in favour of welcoming refugees to their provinces.
Crippling loneliness, a lack of educational opportunities, no prospects, arguments, unsatisfactory medical treatment, flashbacks to images of war and terrible memories - daily life in Greece's refugee camps is gruelling. "Europeans should come and see for themselves just how hard life is here."
The Spanish region of Galicia is known for two things: the clothing company Inditex and the famous Camino de Santiago. However, neither of these regional gems offer much for young people hoping to build a future. Many young Galicians leave in the hope of gaining a more global outlook, tired of waiting for opportunities that never materialise.
Orbán seems to have double standards when it comes to migrants. On the one hand, he refuses to follow the EU's refugee-sharing quota, which would force Budapest to take in around 1,300 refugees. On the other, his government is giving permanent residency to 4,000 non-EU citizens willing to invest in the economy. [OPINION]
Emilia likes travel books and fruit-flavoured beers. She’s 26 years old and has curly hair, which she usually dyes red. For a year she worked for a Polish mental health helpline, convincing children and teenagers that a break-up is not the end of the world, and that it’s possible to do something about an abusive father.
Over the past few weeks, women in Poland have fiercely fought the government's attempts to strengthen the country's abortion laws, which were already some of the strictest in Europe. The #CzarnyProtest has been growing across the EU, and this week saw some dramatic developments. Our Polish editor explains the situation in full.
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