Images of Belfast: Audio Visual Stories

Samantha Dixon, Noah Groves and Emily Jarvie   [embed]https://youtu.be/iQlLlqR4iB4[/embed] Take a step back in time to learn about the history of conflict in Belfast and how Northern Ireland's violent past impacts the region today.  …

EU Talks Climate with California

Bilateral Cooperation in Carbon Trading Markets “What we saw in Bonn is that the Paris spirit is very much alive,” Anna-Kaiser Itkonen, Commission spokesperson for Climate Action and Energy, said referring to the Paris accord…

Anarchy in Europe: The struggle of opposites

The refugee crisis that appeared in 2015 as the result of rapid radicalization of the Arabic states, led Europe to its own rise of the extremist politics. Anti-Islamic movement Pegida celebrated second anniversary, flooding Dresden…

Muslims in Europe: Danger or in Danger?

[caption id="attachment_6359" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: http://www.barenakedislam.com/[/caption] As a Muslim living in Europe, I have never encountered any problem. Maybe it’s because I don’t look like a “Muslim”. I don’t have a headscarf nor do…

Whistleblowers : vital or harmful ?

Sometimes portrayed as heroes, sometimes as traitors, the whistleblowers who expose to the world wrongdoings are omnipresent in the news. The recent Luxleaks trial illustrates perfectly the ambivalence of the politicians about whistleblowers, claiming the…

Superplan to Fight the Superbug

  Source: Pixabay It is the superbug that has claimed the lives of thousands EU citizens a year and nearly a million globally. Fighting against antibiotics until there is no treatment left to cure even…

Art in the heart of the EU

[caption id="attachment_6333" align="alignnone" width="300"] Visitors area during Slovakian presidency, European Parliament, Credits: Marijn Meijer y Bodisco Massink[/caption] Campbell’s Soup Cans; it’s the first thing you see when you enter the European Parliament in Brussels, after…

Terrorists and Tourist Traps

[caption id="attachment_6309" align="alignnone" width="596"] Belgian military stand guard at the Brussels Christmas markets. Source: Samantha Dixon[/caption]   In Brussels, as the Christmas lights twinkle among the sunset of the Christmas markets, the dust settles on…

The retirement of the migrant crisis

[caption id="attachment_6293" align="aligncenter" width="773"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Eurocrisis, refugee crisis, Brexit, Trump. European headlines are plastered with crisis after crisis. But little attention is being directed towards Europe’s demographic crisis and how to solve it. One…

Lost in Migration

[caption id="attachment_6283" align="alignnone" width="782"] A migrant boy looks through a window onboard a train for Serbia. Source: Robert Atanasoviski/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption]   Gulwali Passarlay grew up in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan during the Taliban era.…