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Why Europe still is an example for tolerance and democracy

Europe bad and good By 31 enero, 2017 No Comments

by Stefanie Claudia Müller

In these days we talk a lot about Trump and the US. We are very scared about what we see. The Americans have always been a reference for democracy and tolerance, but in these elections they have shown that something changed in the American society. In Europe populism à la Trump is rising, also due to its, how it seems, easy success to get the votes of frustated middle class families and the support of many young people without a job. They are doubts about immigration and integration, but nevertheless Europe and the European Union are still the best example in the world for tolerance and democracy. 

BREAKDOWNS: How to manage defeats

Culture, Europe bad and good By 22 enero, 2017 No Comments

Many companies or people in Europe are in a breakdown at the moment, either on a professionnal or private basis. A breakdown is a situation in which you realize you cannot continue like before, and you can´t go foreward as you had planned. It is a huge obstacle on the way to where you were going and it is a stiuation that you can´t ignore and need to pay attention to. Breakdowns occur regularly in our lives, whether we like it or not.

A breakdown doesn´t necessarily have to be negative. It can be meaningful for an indivicual but it is huge to deal with. An example would be a promotion in your company or a change in career: for example that you have left the environment of a multinational corporation and want to set up your own business.

OBESITY: Spain has got a problem

Europe bad and good By 16 enero, 2017 No Comments

Edited by Sydney Ramgolam

The Institute of Obesity warns us about the increasingly strong relationship between lack of sleep and weight gain. In recent years, obesity has become a principal health problem. Spain is one of the countries where obesity is growing very quickly and despite a good diet, Spanish kids are often overweighted. The most recent calculations by la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) cited billions of adults as overweight and over 300 million as obese. In light of these increasing numbers, there’s been a push to find the link between obesity and the social factors that make it such a widespread problem, but with each investigation it becomes clearer that sleep is an important part of preventing obesity.

EUROPE IN LOVE: Marriage

Culture, Europe bad and good By 21 diciembre, 2016 No Comments

by Kevin Schmidt

Your own wedding is one of the most important days in a person’s life. For two people to proclaim their love for each other ceremoniously in front of family and friends involves much more than tradition in today’s globalised world. Furthermore, a wedding is a complex thing to organise, and the special day usually isn’t a success without the help – and presence – of family and friends.

EUROPE: Real change – more doing, less talking

Culture, Europe bad and good By 2 noviembre, 2016 No Comments

Interview with Stefanie Claudia Müller 

I think that the term proletariat refers to industrial workers while precariat includes all the badly paid service workers, some of them even have an academic carreer. It is more about financial exploitation than a physical one. The difference is that Precarians are totally aware of their situation, they have travelled, they have more knowledge and a lot of them dispose of a very good education, which makes it even harder for them to stand the situation. You have more precarians in countries like Spain where you nearly have any social benefits and just the family as your last chance.