A new life to an old city neighbourhood

The Harbour Area of Duisburg has been transformed from an industrial hub to a place of art and culture. By: Vivian Soares and Simon Hoffmann Petersen [caption id="attachment_5995" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Legoland Discovery Center is one…

Interpreters increasingly insignificant in EU

Some say bonjour, others say szia, goddag or hello. With 23 official languages in the EU few, if anyone, is able to speak them all. That is why the union employs interpreters. Without many slips…

A Union with cuffed hands

Recent conflicts in Syria and Gaza raise questions among public opinion about why the EU keeps using soft power instead of acting to put an end to the killing of innocents. The union seems to…

Euro Crisis: Could France be next?

With all European eyes on Greece, with Spain and Italy in the periphery sight, a lack of financial reforms in France may escalate the crisis even further, threatening the Eurozone. Unrest spreads within the European…

Destination Europe

  Which sounds more appealing? Eating a scrumptious Nutella smothered waffle topped with strawberries and whipped cream while staring at a 2-foot statue of a boy peeing or sitting in the Commission Building during a…

Crunch time for EU ban on Animal Testing

A glamorous woman with immaculate make-up stares down at you from a giant bill-board as you’re waiting at the platform for your train on your way home. ‘Max-factor’ is the brand, one that you've probably heard of…

The EU through the eyes of a MEP

Even though they are similar in many ways; both are young women from Scandinavian countries, Emilie Turunen and Amelia Andersdotter have very different experiences of the EU. But they agree on one thing; the EU fails…

Banking Union – a political crossroads

The Banking Union is an essential measure to combat the crisis within the Euro zone, but technical and political barriers might take it to nowhere More than a month ago, during the European Council press…

Member of European Parliament – what a life!

“How can you be working if you are only flying around the continent?” Jutta Steinruck usually tries to ignore such comments on her facebook wall. But this time, she got really irritated. “I wrote back…

Rooftop farming in autumn sun

By Elin Larsson & Agnete Vestergaard-Kristensen   Rotterdam may not be seen as one of the greener cities in The Netherlands. Skyscrapers and modern architecture are often perceived as a lack of nature. And in…

Rotterdam – pleasantly insane

By Alejandro Izquierdo and Morten Refsgaard If you like the cosiness of Amsterdam or Utrecht with their cafés, canals and cathedrals, Rotterdam might not be the place for you. Rotterdam is like Amsterdam’s eccentric little…