The son of Utopia, Laurent Gaudé tours with…

A week ago, the famous French writer Laurent Gaudé came to Amsterdam to promote his book “Nous, l’Europe banquet des peuples”. Published just before the elections in May, this poem about Europe's History, according to…

Europe, can you hear me?

Student at HU University of Applied Sciences, in Utrecht, Netherlands, José Jurado is on a mission to become a sign language teacher. Born deaf, he wants to reunite his both cultures, the hearing and the deaf, to transform Europe into a more inclusive environment.  Between us, no words or sounds were exchanged. Sitting in front of me, his eyes seem to want to talk, however, his hands where doing all the action, dancing, moving, expressing themselves. These gestures are not insignificant: they are José’s words.…

Worth a shot: Tough new laws spark an…

In Lithuania, people jokingly used to tell stories about how people from Finland travelled across the gulf from Helsinki to Tallinn to buy cheap booze. However as the Lithuanian government, inspired by Finland, in recent…

Utrecht stands against antisemitism and intolerance

“Utrechters” assembled to express their support to Jewish Utrecht residents at the Nova shopping centre in Kanaleneiland last Sunday afternoon. With kippahs on their heads, the protest participants spoke out about intolerance, anti-Semitism and remembered…

Cancer immunotherapy isn’t new news, but the 2018…

The immunologists James Allison, of the US, and Tasuku Honjo, of Japan, were honoured with the 2018 Swedish award in Physiology or Medicine. However, they started navigating promising routes towards cancer immunotherapies almost twenty years…

The uncertain future of the Aquarius

SOS Méditerranée’s and Doctors Without Borders’ Aquarius rescue boat calls on European governments to provide them with the necessary flag that allows them to be back in international waters.   Uncertainty is the keyword to…

From Hell to Happy Caravan

How Ala Eddin Janid, a former Syrian refugee, saw the severe lack of structure and educational options for children in Thermopylae, Greece. With international volunteers by his side, he decided to create a place where…

Munich Thrives During This Years Oktoberfest

 The city of Munich has done more than survive this years Oktoberfest, with locals celebrating, and crime rates down from last year. “There are so many people that are just so damn happy that this…

Princess Beatrice tells Trump: This hat gives me…

Despite friends advising against it, princess Beatrice of York dared to wear a controversial headpiece during White House visit. Dodgy pieces - Liv’s questionable journalism The public was puzzled when British princess Beatrice of York met…

Brexit: Will the Kids be Alright?

With Brexit negotiations up in the air and the deadline fast approaching, many young British people are concerned about just how Brexit will affect them, though it’s uncertain if it will. Much of the media focus…