18 months of civil war in Syria has left almost 26, 000 people dead - with no end in sight to the crisis in the Middle East. Unarmed protest is one means of facing the violence - and is the preferred tactic of one German association founded in autumn 2011, which supports Syrian activists through donations.
Utter the names of these satirical comic magazines in the presence of any Turk and their eyes will light up with recognition. Yet these publications are a serious thorn in the side of the government. Despite tough conditions and government repression, the cartoonists tirelessly put pencil to paper in the name of social critique
Vienna is a capital with multiple identities. The controversially-titled ‘Yugos’, Vienna's single largest migrant group from the former Yugoslavia, represent 10% of the total population. Migrants explain how ‘Yugo’ can be a cliché and pejorative label that marks out the community as different
From London to Athens via Parma, Europe is gripped by a sort of monetary euphoria. Everyone wants to create their own currency! Is it a direct challenge to eurocrats? Probably. Is it a response to the crisis? Maybe. Part two in a series of articles on a phenomenon that transcends national borders
Growing numbers of Albanians like Ndricim and Vladimir are returning to their home country from crisis-stricken Greece. The brothers are just managing to get by running an internet cafe, but the new start has not been an easy one; Albania, too, has been badly hit by the economic crisis
From London to Athens via Toulouse, Europe is gripped by a sort of monetary euphoria. Everyone wants to create their own currency! Is it a direct challenge to eurocrats? Probably. Is it a response to the crisis? Maybe. Part one in a series of articles on a phenomenon that transcends national borders
With far-right groups decrying the 'dictatorship of Europe', the continent appears to be witnessing a resurgence of nationalism. However, the popularity of these right-wing groups differs from one country to the next. In France, the National Front (FN) is becoming increasingly normalised in the eyes of the electorate.
Bashar al-Assad's army is shooting down civilians and bombing urban districts, claiming new victims every day. The west has already ended one massacre in the greater Middle East; in Libya, it helped the rebels in their fight against colonel Gaddafi. Should Nato therefore also take action in Syria?