In the Academic Legion of Krakow, like in many other Polish communities, young Poles are being trained to handle weapons. Increasingly, women also want to prepare for the worst-case scenario.
Bull’s eye! The new Asterix has the makings of a modern classic. Asterix and the Missing Scroll is full of funny ideas, character-based humour and successful allusions to the world of today. Most importantly, however, there is finally a coherent narrative again. And unicorns! EVIL UNICORNS!
As a result of the lawsuit from 28-year-old Max Schrems, from Salzburg, the ECJ has invalidated the safe harbour agreement between the EU and the USA. The agreement did not protect the personal data of Europeans successfully enough to prevent US intelligence services from accessing the information. Cafébabel talks to the law student and data protection activist who took on a giant like Facebook.
To date, more than 306,000 refugees have reached Hungary, with the majority seeing the capital city Budapest as a gateway to the rest of Europe. Here, many people are willing to help, but there is also political resistance. The argument is often heard that refugees would take advantage of the social benefits of Hungary and clash with homeless people. Is this the case?
Citizens are welcoming refugees into their homes, charities are reporting a record number of donations; the willingness of Germans to alleviate the crisis remains strong. However, companies are also jumping on the compassion bandwagon. Is this really out of empathy or due to ulterior motives? Who is really profiting from this crisis?
A refugee camp right in the middle of Brussels – until recently, it would have been unthinkable. As a result, the authorities have been caught off-guard. Faced with the inertia of politicians, volunteers do their best to manage the situation.
It will soon be that time again: 26th September is the European Day of Languages. The EU celebrates multilingualism to break down language barriers, even though the suggestion of a lingua franca arises again and again. Yet linguistic diversity is one of the political trademarks of Europe.