Green, Grey, Great

I got my first impression of The Netherlands, and of Utrecht itself, in the train on the way from Amsterdam to Utrecht. Seeing the city from the outside, one of the things that attracted my…

Multi Tasking Baby

Politics, anthropology, journalism- and a somewhat less serene leisure time. 24-year-old Anouk Mentink is used to the noble art of simultaneous capacity. This hasn’t always been the case, though. - I did a lot at…

Greetings from Utrecht

Dear Caroline This morning (or to be more honest- early this afternoon) I woke up to my eighth day in Utrecht. I have merely been here for a week, but it feels much more like…

Favourite spot in Utrecht

By Kai Heijneman Dom & Domplein The Dom in Utrecht is the most important eye-catcher of the city. It is impossible to go to Utrecht and notice it. The tower I like it because the…

An Aussie sportsfanatic

Michael Huguenin age 26, Australia Born in Korumburra Victoria By Kai Heijneman Huguenin is a sports fanatic. Being passionate about sports means he is willing to try just about every sport he gets in touch…

RE-SHAPING, RE-USING

By Andrew T. Codd , I.Miguel Durán de Barbozza and Margot Perrier Transforming the Ruhr from a dying industrial center to a lively cultural area came just in time to preserve the areas history, channeling…

Coal wagons turned into ropes and swim fins

By Anna Buch, Ana Muñoz Padrós, Beatriz Paúl Naya and Anna Rydholm. The solution to problems is not always to start from the beginning. That is what they thought in the Ruhr area when the…

Ruhr: turning mining into culture

By Bart de Bruijn, Bobbie van der List and Kai Heijneman. German coal and steel was the motor of the German economy. It made France and the rest of Europe fear the German military potential,…

Cross Channel Cooperation

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Prime Minister Cameron and President Sarkozy at the Summit - from Euronews.net"][/caption] Agreements made at this years UK-France summit herald a new age of military cooperation between Europes top military spenders.…

Keeping up appearances

The last opponent of the accession of Serbia to the EU played its part. In the end, the Netherlands gave in, in blocking the next application round for the Serbs. Now no Member State seems…

Turkey – a long day’s journey into membership

By Anna Buch, Ana Muñoz Padrós, Beatriz Paúl Naya and Anna Rydholm For over fifty years, Turkey has been knocking on the door to Europe. But negotiations have proved sluggish, obstructed by conceptions like religion,…

Serbia: One step closer to the EU

On October 25th European Union foreign ministers agreed to pass Serbia’s request for membership to the European Commission. It sounded like a dry act of bureaucracy. In fact, it carried huge significance. By Bart de…

Mobiles with Strings Attached?

Stay home or shut up Previous reforms aren’t enough to keep up with the increasingly borderless community of the European Union. Within the Single market of Europe, there is still at least one huge obstacle…

The Mobile Tool Kit

Karoline Hansen, Camille Lepage and Anouk Mentink Yesterday we had landlines phones, today mobile phones, and tomorrow access to the Internet from their pockets. Not only the evolution is fact but it also requires international…