The transformation of the Ruhr: From dirty coal to clean bathtubs

The Ruhr region in Germany was once known for having Europe’s biggest coal production. Today all the mines are shut down, but the old...

The mining reference that turned into the European Green Capital

“There was a time when the mining dust used to get stuck in the clothes and the windows to the point of filling the...

From industry to culture in the Ruhr Area. The case of the city of Essen

                    The German Ruhrgebiet was the largest industrial centre in Europe due to the coal-mining boom...

Space for New Tourist Shops Out of Stock in Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam has expressed a wish to decrease its focus on tourists and reclaim its city centre for its residents by banning...

Gender based financial products- the answer to poverty in retirement for British women?

Female tailored savings accounts, pension funds and insurance policies could save British women from poverty in retirement, according to a new report. The Closing...

Small Scale Alternatives to Industrial Farming to Address Soil Pollution

Community Supported Agriculture in the Netherlands Today, it takes only a simple trip to the super market to collect the food you need to...

Yellow on the Streets: Bike-sharing Influx from Abroad

The yellow bikes from the bike-sharing supplier oBike have arrived in the heart of Europe: they have now taken over Brussels and are trying...

European Commission battles plastic waste

The European Commission has opted for a public awareness campaign in a battle to reduce the amount of plastic waste being dumped in the...

Porn Popularity: The Future of AI Sex Dolls in the EU

Following the exploitation of an Artificial Intelligence sex doll at a global tech fair last week, debate has spurred over Europe’s growing investment towards...

Extended EU border control could cost a fortune

The EU Commission is proposing that member states can extend their ongoing control with borders – despite studies showing that billions of euros are...