Watch out for homogenisation. In order to flog their wares to Americans and their sensitive stomachs, or to get them approved by Brussels, European cheese makers are being asked to pasteurise their products. How disgraceful! Cheese and cheese-making has such a wonderful tradition...
Germany is always thought of as being top of the European class when it comes to sustainable development. Politics makes the rules, but there's still a way to go in terms of individual action and certain taboo areas
She has starred in the latest films from David Fincher, Jim Jarmusch and the Coen brothers... but her love of cinema has brought her back to Scotland, where she was born, to co-organise a portable cinema festival. Interview
A huge music festival with acts from all over the world in the heart of the Auvergne? It was the stuff of pipe dreams, but Europavox has done it. From 27 to 31 May more than fifty concerts will be held in Clermont-Ferrand, a medium sized town just to the south of the centre of France
London's atheist bus campaign, a backlash against Christian advertising on the underground, is now touring Europe. Next stop: Barcelona and with it traditional Spain, where catholicism still carries a lot of weight
Spanish racism or Spanish humour? Slitty eyed gestures - is it something the Brits fail to get? Anglo-Spanish relations are far from perfect: accusations, aggression and insults fly in both directions. Even before kick-off the bad press Spain has received affected the friendly between England and Spain on 11 February
The European parliament in Brussels is an enormous machine employing thousands of people. The enterprise is large enough to make an impression on any passing visitor, and diverse enough to allow them to discover the undercurrent of inequality lying hidden behind the veil of democracy