As the seasons slowly shift, the world outside becomes more dreary. Hearts harden, love withers, as melancholy re-establishes its tyrannic reign over humanity. Alas, do not despair! Here is our ode to the fairest season, yet most despised, of all.
The crisis in Greece has affected every Greek one way or another. It represents parents looking for a second job to afford their children’s education. Youth forced to go abroad. Relationships ending. Low wages and unfinished reparation work. Not going out because it’s too expensive. Parents ask their son to look for a student job. It stands for anger, disappointment and powerlessness.
In Romania's capital city, young architects and artists have decided to renovate and move into historical buildings for various socio-cultural projects. These settings offer an alternative space to young artists, far from the world of elitist galleries and unaffordable concerts.
British animator Cyriak is best known for his odd, dark and sometimes downright creepy animations of creatures mutating to the sound of eerie arcade music. cafébabel spoke with him to get a glimpse into the process behind the surreal and fascinating worlds he creates.
As all eyes remain fixed on the crisis in Ukraine, the European Union and the United States are in the process of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an agreement that could radically alter the trade relationship between the two blocs. President Obama, Europe is for sale!
If we're honest with ourselves, then it's plain to see that we're all just searching for that one big love. But should that simultaneously mean that we can only find it in one partner? Or when it comes to love, am I happier the more partners I have? According to polyamorists, yes. They don't just love one person, but multiple at once.
Anybody who’s ever tasted Granny’s roast dinner or Mum’s homemade chocolate cake knows that food can be pretty cool. But what’s so interesting about uploading and looking at photos with the hashtag #foodporn that have been snapped on our own smartphones? Is this just the biggest joke on the internet or is there perhaps a genuine cultural phenomenon behind it?
In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking, carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? The former attorney general of ICTY, Carla Del Ponte, is in the best position to know. Below, a meeting characterised by stale tobacco smoke.
As a result of 2008 crisis, unemployment pushed a significant amount of young Lithuanians to try their luck abroad. After a peak in 2010, the flow seemed to slow little by little. Now, there is even the return of these expatriots, pushed by government policies for their return as much as by improving economic conditions.
There is a popular saying that “when things don’t go right, go left”. How many times recently have we all thought of turning to another direction? With the increasing difficulty people of all ages today face in finding a job, a different trend is on the rise – that of career nomads, and freelancers. All hoping for a better future.
In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? Delving into the mist surrounding a strange yellow house, a UNMIK coroner begins an expedition into the Albanian pampa. The investigation unfolds...
Juncker’s nominee for the post of Commissioner of Climate Action and Energy is in the crosshairs of the members of the European Parliament, who have the power to reject his nomination to the European Commission by deeming him “unsuitable' and requesting his replacement.
Sometime's it's simply not enough to release the shutter of a camera to capture a good photograph; a photograph has to be felt beforehand, has to be brought to life in the mind and heart of its creator. cafébabbel spoke with Slevin Aaron, a Polish photographer whose striking photographs are infused with emotion and narrative.
Spain is abandoning its draconian bill on abortion which threatened women's and young girls' health, dignity and lives. But why has the government suddenly given in? Here's the real story behind the very necessary scrapping of this bill.
Europe often seems so far from local politics. But are they really? The connections may run deeper than first meets the eye. We discussed this broad topic with local Neapolitan politicians and activists, these are the thoughts they shared.
Imagine your surname is Tusk and you’ve just been appointed the new President of the Council of Europe. More importantly, you’ve realised that this probably is THE moment to finally give learning languages a go. But why spend a fortune on expensive and not-sure-it’ll-work language courses? Cafébabel will teach you and Donald how to sound like a posh polyglot in a jiffy.
Frequently described as a party of right-wing populists with a penchant for teaming up with some of the EU’s most undesirable political parties, Lithuania’s Order and Justice party is demonstrating to the world that multicultural populism doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.
Inspired by the creation of our series on Crossborder Identities, we chose a series of European artisits who decided to take a risk and create their artistic career singing in a language that is not their own. They are the most Babelian artists, those that try to break clichés and cross borders with their music.
For four years, Catalonia has embarked on a path that it hopes will lead to its independence from Spain. But the Federal Government in Madrid has been unwilling to negotiate such terms. I spoke with Jordi Vàzquez, editor of the organisation Help Catalonia, and Duke University ProfessorLaia Balcells, to elucidate some of the issues behind the turmoil in the sunny coastal region of Spain.
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