Europe

Europe must fight the far-right surge

Far-right populist parties performed exceptionally well in the European Parliament elections, finishing first in France, Italy, and three other countries.

Europe's economic powerhouse tests a shorter working week

Starting in 2024, up to 50 companies of varying size are set to test the new hours, with the aim of avoiding a drop-off in productivity.

ESSAY / The once and future bedes & ‘Gypsies?

Szilvia Reif, a student of mine from the (indicatively named) Gandhi School in Pècs, Hungary, wrote a poem that tells what it feels like to be a ‘Gypsy (properly Roma).

Messi breaks another Ronaldo record

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Lionel Messi has broken rival Cristiano Ronaldo's record of scoring the most goals in Europe's top-five leagues.

Premier League is 'financially doped', says La Liga president

Spain's La Liga president Javier Tebas has said teams in the Premier League are "financially doped" after they spent a record $1 billion in the January transfer window and outspent the rest of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues by almost four to one.

Cost-of-living crisis casts shadow over Europe's Black Friday

Europe's retailers are hoping Black Friday discount day will get shoppers spending, though it is taking place against a backdrop of a worsening cost-of-living crisis and the distraction of the soccer World Cup.

Seven European World Cup captains ditch One Love arm band under FIFA pressure

The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark will not wear "OneLove" armbands after FIFA made it clear they would be booked, the associations said in a joint statement on Monday.

Ukraine’s Tale of Two Colonisations

More is at stake in Ukraine than many commentators seem to appreciate. In a world beset by the effects of climate change, fertile land will be an increasingly valuable asset.

Thinking about a career in Europe? Career Lover Bison says it’s easy

Europe — the ultimate continent, the stuff of dreams and a reality for only a choice few. For an average Bangladeshi to be able to live and work in a European country, let alone flourish there is a thought that seems almost too good to be true, for most people at least. However, it is possible and Farzana Hai can tell you how!

June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024

Europe must fight the far-right surge

Far-right populist parties performed exceptionally well in the European Parliament elections, finishing first in France, Italy, and three other countries.

November 1, 2023
November 1, 2023

Europe's economic powerhouse tests a shorter working week

Starting in 2024, up to 50 companies of varying size are set to test the new hours, with the aim of avoiding a drop-off in productivity.

June 10, 2023
June 10, 2023

The once and future bedes & ‘Gypsies?

Szilvia Reif, a student of mine from the (indicatively named) Gandhi School in Pècs, Hungary, wrote a poem that tells what it feels like to be a ‘Gypsy (properly Roma).

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Messi breaks another Ronaldo record

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Lionel Messi has broken rival Cristiano Ronaldo's record of scoring the most goals in Europe's top-five leagues.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Premier League is 'financially doped', says La Liga president

Spain's La Liga president Javier Tebas has said teams in the Premier League are "financially doped" after they spent a record $1 billion in the January transfer window and outspent the rest of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues by almost four to one.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

Cost-of-living crisis casts shadow over Europe's Black Friday

Europe's retailers are hoping Black Friday discount day will get shoppers spending, though it is taking place against a backdrop of a worsening cost-of-living crisis and the distraction of the soccer World Cup.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Seven European World Cup captains ditch One Love arm band under FIFA pressure

The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark will not wear "OneLove" armbands after FIFA made it clear they would be booked, the associations said in a joint statement on Monday.

August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022

Ukraine’s Tale of Two Colonisations

More is at stake in Ukraine than many commentators seem to appreciate. In a world beset by the effects of climate change, fertile land will be an increasingly valuable asset.

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

Thinking about a career in Europe? Career Lover Bison says it’s easy

Europe — the ultimate continent, the stuff of dreams and a reality for only a choice few. For an average Bangladeshi to be able to live and work in a European country, let alone flourish there is a thought that seems almost too good to be true, for most people at least. However, it is possible and Farzana Hai can tell you how!

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Traits of the happiest country in the world

The annual survey that ranks countries according to how happy its citizens think they are, have found Finland to yet again top the list, according to criteria such as a high GDP per capita, a healthy social support system among friends and family, good life expectancy, freedom of choice, little to no corruption in the government and the business world, and generosity in charity or community service. Countries with all or most of these factors rank high on the list of happiness as their citizens feel a sense of security in living there, and are able to form trusting relationships with their governments.

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