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.
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.
von Stefanie Müller
Podemos (Wir können) ist eine neue spanische Partei, welche die aktuelle Amigo- und Oberschicht-Gesellschaft des Landes komplett in Frage stellt und ein Gerüst aus Begünstigungen, Drohungen und Beeinflussungen, Geldwäsche und Steuerbetrug auf höchstem Niveau zum Einstürzen bringen. Über Facebook, youtube und Twitter haben sie sich in ganz Europa bekannt gemacht, überall “Fangruppen” kreiert. Ihr Ziel ist es, ein neues Bewusstsein für Demokratie zu schaffen und einen Wandel der aktuelle “Geldherrschaft” zu erzielen.
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