• "Hello? I want to die." Working for a mental health helpline

    di il 10 ottobre 2016

    Emilia likes travel books and fruit-flavoured beers. She’s 26 years old and has curly hair, which she usually dyes red. For a year she worked for a Polish mental health helpline, convincing children and teenagers that a break-up is not the end of the world, and that it’s possible to do something about an abusive father.

  • Behind the Numbers: Orbán's refugee referendum

    di il 13 luglio 2016

    The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is looking for a way to ignore the refugee crisis. That’s why, encouraged by his wariness of Brussels, he's called his own referendum on the 2nd of October. On this date, Hungarians will have their say on whether or not they want to host refugees within their borders.

  • Belgrad: Das Dubai des Balkans?

    di il 22 giugno 2016

    [Podcast] Bis 2019 soll an den Ufern des Save-Flusses eine futuristische Landschaft entstehen, finanziert von emiratischen Millionären: die Belgrade Waterfront. Das Projekt spaltet die Bewohner der serbischen Hauptstadt.

  • Behind the numbers: Basic income, who'd have it best?

    di il 17 giugno 2016

    On Sunday the 5th of June, the Swiss rejected the idea of an unconditional basic income, a concept is mired in controversy. While some see it as the first step on the way to a socialist utopia, others are sounding warning alarms. Meanwhile, The Economist has calculated how much citizens would get if a basic income was introduced in other countries.

  • Monténégro : nouvelle jeunesse, vieux pouvoir 

    di il 16 giugno 2016

    Le Monténégro est le seul pays des Balkans de l'ouest qui n'a pas connu la guerre civile - et ce, bien qu’il ait envoyé des troupes dans les zones frontalières et se soit livré à des crimes de guerre. Le pays est également une exception à d'autres égards : à la différence de la jeunesse des pays voisins, celle du Monténégro n'a en vingt-cinq ans jamais connu de changement de régime.

  • Montenegro: Der lange Schatten des Milo D.

    di il 15 giugno 2016

    Montenegro ist das einzige Land des westlichen Balkans, in dem der Bürgerkrieg nie stattgefunden hat – auch wenn Montenegro seinerseits Truppen in benachbarte Gebiete schickte und Kriegsverbrechen beging. Auch in anderer Hinsicht ist das Land ein Sonderfall: Anders als Gleichaltrige in den Nachbarländern hat die Jugend Montenegros in den letzten 25 Jahren keinen Regierungswechsel erlebt.

  • Map of the Week: Where can gay men give blood in Europe?

    di il 14 giugno 2016

    After the shooting that took place last Saturday night in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, local authorities put out a call for blood donations to help those wounded in the attacks. Yet, in the US, sexual active gay men cannot give blood until one year after their last homosexual encounter. What’s the situation like in European countries?

  • Croatie : le train d'enfer des réfugiés

    di il 10 giugno 2016

    Pendant la guerre des Balkans, des milliers de réfugiés croates affluaient à la frontière serbo-croate. Aujourd'hui, la région est encore un hotspot clef dans la crise des réfugiés de l'UE : des milliers de réfugiés syriens fuient le Moyen-Orient en passant par le camp de Slavonski Brod. Là, Lorena Franjkić, ancienne réfugiée bosniaque, les aide dans leur voyage vers une nouvelle vie.

  • Map of the Week: Brits abroad in Europe

    di il 07 giugno 2016

    The 23rd of June will see the British voting in a nationwide referendum to decide its EU destiny. How many of them will be trading hot weather for hot water when it comes to keeping their European visas, should a "leave" vote pull the United Kingdom out of the European Union? Map Of The Week looks at which European countries host the highest proportion of British expats.

  • Map of the Week: Metal Bands in Europe

    di il 02 giugno 2016

    Ever since Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah, we’ve known that Europe’s upper latitudes have a penchant for excessive guitar shredding and eccentric costume design. But the band is just one of more than 4,400 metal groups currently head banging their way across Finland, making it the European country with the highest heavy metal density.