• Petro Poroshenko and the Chocolate Factory

    di il 27 giugno 2014

    He's a billionaire, an old pal of Putin's, and owner of Roshen, the world's 18th biggest confectionery business. But does Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's new president, have what it takes to smooth over conflicts with Russia and sweet-talk the EU?

  • Foreign Languages Butchered in British Schools

    di il 14 aprile 2014

    The number of British children learning foreign languages is plumbing record lows. A former wannabe language teacher describes how the language learning system sapped her passion and drove her out of teaching. What on earth is going on in British schools?

  • Volen Siderov: Bulgaria's far right psychopath

    di il 13 marzo 2014

    Volen Siderov's Ataka party is anti-semitic, anti-Roma, anti-Muslim, anti-Turkish and anti-globalisation. It seems the only thing they're pro is Bulgaria. Worryingly, their ultra-nationalist policies have gone down well with the electorate and they got 12% in the 2009 European elections. But who is Volen Siderov and what exactly is he up to?

  • nimbyism vs. wind farms

    di il 30 gennaio 2014

    The ben­e­fits of wind farms are al­most uni­ver­sally ac­cepted, and on­shore wind­mills are hailed as the most ef­fi­cient re­new­able en­ergy source cur­rently avail­able to us. When Britain is sup­posed to find 15% of its en­ergy from re­new­able sources by 2020, it is time to ques­tion why more areas aren't jump­ing at the chance to wel­come wind farms into their com­mu­ni­ties