Analysts are heading to Poland to research the social legacy of euro 2012, a major sporting event which took place on both Polish and Ukrainian soil between 8 June and 1 July. Prior to and throughout the event, the western European media were particularly moved by the alleged anti-semitism in Poland.
‘Yugonostalgia’? Only the older generation can glorify the Yugoslav past, assures a Bosnian colleague. Yet in Sarajevo there is no doubt that the 1990s generation misses the communist leader Josip Broz Tito. Behind this idolisation of a figure that has long disappeared from the political arena is hidden a collective uncertainty for the future
The north-eastern French town inaugurated the second largest mosque in France as well as a municipal cemetery and other places of worship for the city’s estimated 60, 000 muslims. All this is made possible through public funding provided by the ‘concordat of 1801’, a law still in effect in the Alsace-Moselle, an enclave within a nation of ‘secularism’
‘Another Balkans is possible,’ was one of the slogans at the Zagreb subversive festival held in May 2012. From protesting the rise in tuition fees to mass occupations against the rampant urbanisation and real-estate speculation in the capital city, Croatians have found a common point with EU citizens - revolt
What comes to mind when you think of Croatia, aside from the beautiful coastal scenery and maybe some good vacation deals on 'lastminute.com'? You may not think of it at first, but the Croatian capital is on its way to being considered an important alternative cultural hub
Have you ever tried putting both feet in the same clog? This is what a Frenchman might say about new prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who is clamped down between the social promises of president François Hollande and the economic realities of Europe. How does the expression translate across Europe?
A Palermo actress plays out the silent struggle of a woman who unknowingly becomes the wife of a mafia member. In a theatrical piece rich with historical references, the viewer experiences the character's alienation and sense of madness. Teatro Transit, a small international company that made its way from Paris to Palermo, has come out with this new play, Un errore umano (‘A Human Error’)
A German woman and a Turkish man fall in love and try to live a normal life with their children at the heart of contemporary German society. Set in a cosmopolitan neighborhood in the German capital, we have yet to see whether ‘Türkisch für Anfänger’ might shed light on complex problems