HEALTH: European fight against bacterias

Living By 4 March, 2019 No Comments

The European Commission estimates that the European Union suffers a financial loss of around 1.5 billion euros a year because of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) related healthcare costs and productivity losses. Opening the single market more effectively would help reduce the grip of traditional chemical cleaning companies and allow for new hygiene technologies which can potentially reverse Europe’s critical AMR trend. The auditors will examine how the European Commission and relevant agencies manage the key activities and resources in this domain. They will also assess the relevance and effectiveness of EU contributions and support. Each year in the EU, infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria lead to the death of about 33,000 people and result in economic losses of around €1.5 billion. The World Bank has warned that, by 2050, such infections could cause as much global economic damage as the 2008 financial crisis.

BOGOTA IN BERLIN: Empathy Machine´s new sound

Culture By 28 February, 2019 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Empathy Machine is a progressive deep funk trio based in Berlin with an explosive electronic live sound. This live act originally from Bogota-Colombia combines the deep and magical elements from synthesizers, drum machines and the awesome sound of a funky guitar. This develops an unique sound which is sure to turn you into a real Empathy Machine.

Pandora’s Music BoxxX (Untergeschoss der Pandora kunstgalerie) opens to present the video release of “Emma”, the first track of the Colombian electronic trio Empathy Machine, part of their Debut EP “Music for the video game of your life” (online on 28th February). Let’s merge into the labyrinth of Berlin`s finest underground art and music 

UK: the impact of a no-deal-Brexit

Europe bad and good By 19 February, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

It was more than two years ago when the British voted about remaining in the European Union or not. But still there isn’t any certainty about the future of the UK in the EU. Will there be a soft Brexit with an agreement or a hard one without any convention or any Brexit at all?

In fact, the withdrawal agreement scheduled the British exit of the EU on 29 March 2019. But untill now the politicans didn’t find any agreement about a soft Brexit. Therefore in the worst case we would have to face a hard brexit whose impact will be omnipresent.

MUSIC: Mozart en vogue again

Culture By 19 February, 2019 No Comments

Idomeneo is a masterpiece of Mozart’s choral music and the dramatic situations he composed for the choir are among the most extraordinary, for their strength and emotion. These masses of people, who act and react with one voice, further reinforce the conflicts and individual passions of the characters. The complex, painful and tense relationship between father and son, which beats throughout the opera, is often compared to the one that lived then Mozart himself, who at age 25 had left Salzburg and his father’s house, composing a large part in Munich, away from the protection of his father.

KISSES: All what you need to know

Culture By 17 February, 2019 No Comments

by Andrés F. Tejero González

Did you know that kissing a person for three minutes burns 15 calories? And that it activates more than 30 facial muscles? Or that kisses had a lot of importance in the medieval and that they were comparable to an agreement? Curious to know more – in this encyclopedia you will learn all the essential things about this way of expressing love. About its history, its biological meaning, its impact to health, its manners and its differences in various countries we want to tell you more.

EUROPE: How the Chinese slower growth affects us

Jobs By 12 February, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

China’s current economic situation seems to be a bit strange at a first glance: While its economy is growing more slowly than the years before and the debts are rising, the Chinese government invests money into local infrastructure. Experts from the global rating agency S&P predict China to face this year a faustian choice between growth or debt reduction. Planned stimulus to boost output and business sentiment in China could undermine the country’s deleveraging push. This leaves policymakers with a tough choice between missing targets on growth or on reducing financial risks.