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MADRID: Geführt von Dr. Christine Giesen

Culture, Living By 29 September, 2015 No Comments

von Christine Giesen

Die Stadt Madrid ist so etwas wie die schöne Unbekannte unter den Hauptstädten Europas. Wer den Namen Paris hört, assoziiert ihn mit dem Eiffelturm oder Notre-Dame. Bei London denken wir an Westminster oder die Tower Bridge, zu Rom kommen uns spontan das Kolosseum oder der Petersdom in den Sinn, selbst wenn wir all diese Metropolen nie besucht haben.

GASTRONOMY: Food Markets & Food Trucks

Jobs, Living By 23 September, 2015 No Comments

The Food sector is becoming the most stable in crisis time. Food trucks and Food markets are popping up everywhere around Europe from Cologne to Madrid. In the Spanish the Madreat Festival once a month has grown from around 15 vintage trucks selling food to about 70. A business of used trucks converted into driving vintage restaurants has become a big business and has created a couple of thousand jobs in the big cities.

STUDY: Is it worth it?

Study By 7 September, 2015 No Comments

There is one thing most Europeans have been able to agree on over the years, it is that getting an education, particularly a college education, is a key to human betterment and prosperity. Also the Americans believed up to now that studying at a university is the best way to become a millionaire.

MODERN MADRID: More Wifi & entrepreneurs

Jobs, Living By 7 September, 2015 No Comments

By Stefanie Claudia Müller, Madrid

Since the new leftwing local government was formed in Madrid the city is experimenting positive changes for entrepreneurs and young professionals. First of all the citizens can participate better in decision making processes and control the use of their taxes. The budget and its revenues and spendings will be published in realtime. Besides, an independent auditing company is checking right now all the contracts the city has ongoing and where money can be saved by changing providers or conditions. All the ongoing processes in this respect can be followed on the webpage of the city. Modern Madrid is very much on its way. 

SWITZERLAND: tips and pitfalls

Culture By 31 March, 2015 No Comments

By Adrianna Rodriguez  and Stefanie Claudia Müller

Whenever discussing a country’s domestic problems, one always compares to Switzerland. According to a segment on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN GPS, the country’s average income is $82,000 and the unemployment rate is at a mere 3%. The Swiss also have no issues when it comes to trusting their government and corruption is no where near a problem like it is in Spain. And with all the cheese and wine in the world, what could this possible utopia have anything to worry about? It actually turns out the country has the same problems that face most of the world.