Europe, The Netherlands, Life, Editor's Choice
Europe, UK, Politics
Amsterdam is the weed capital of Europe, maybe even the world. That’s what people all around the world say at least. Cannabis aficionados love Amsterdam for its vast buffet of drugs, prostitution and, well, fun. But guess what, cannabis and other substances aren’t really legal in Amsterdam. The capital of the Netherlands struggles, like every other nation, with the circulation of hard drugs. They have, however, found a unique way of dealing with it. Namely tolerating cannabis and helping drug addicts deal with their addiction.
Europe, UK, Human Rights, Life, Opinion
We’ve heard it all before… Politicians are out of touch, they don’t understand the working man and they live in a ‘Westminster bubble’; but what defines normality in British politics? Does attending a state school and having retail experience equate to a typical upbringing, or is an Oxbridge education mandatory to govern the nation?
Europe, Spain, Opinion, Politics
121 million children worldwide do not receive any education whatsoever. This is a startling statistic from the Global Partnership for Education, an international organization focused on getting children in the world’s poorest countries into full-time education.
Europe, UK, Life
When we have a movement which is seeking to crack a chunk of a state apart from it’s own national identity, the national identity of the country at large will also grow; and this could be one of the largest hurdles to Catalonia’s potential statehood.
Europe, Germany, Opinion, Politics
Admittedly, we have always struggled with quality children’s television in Britain. Across the pond, Sesame Street, Barney the Dinosaur, Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Arthur have entertained tots for generations with their inquisitive ideas combining entertainment with learning, whilst teaching morals at the same time, yet us Brits prefer to induce insomnia on our younger viewers rather than to please. Let’s have a look at some of these train wrecks.
Europe, UK, Life, Opinion
Nobody expected a surprise going into the German Federal Election, but everyone expected a scandal. With every passing week leading up to the election weekend, people knew Angela Merkel was unlikely to lose her mandate and achieve the fourth term as chancellor of Germany.
I’m no fan of the National Lottery in the United Kingdom, especially scratchcards. In fact, I believe it to be a voluntary tax to fund sports and the arts of social elites on the backs of the poorest and most vulnerable Brits. It angers me when I see government-sanctioned National Lottery posters, advertisements and announcements.
Prior to the First World War, the United Kingdom used to be the world’s sole superpower with a third of the earth’s landmass colored pink on a map; yet if we were to fast forward over one hundred years later, we see a wind battered island on the the edge of the European continent with it’s back literally turned to its continental partners.
When people think of Germany, they think of cars, engineering, a flourishing economy, exports and the arguably most powerful nation within the European Union.
Europe – A landmass, a collective of nations, a union and one of the biggest domestic markets in the world. The continent symbolizes a plethora of things for different people. For some it may resemble a paradise of milk and honey, others see a deeply divided continent put to the test by economic and humanitarian challenges that will inevitably change its social and political landscape.