Polish

A Citizen’s Council

In the German-speaking Eastern Belgian town of Eupen, we find an example of democracy that puts citizens at the heart of decision-making. This is done

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Harvesting Heat

Under the blistering summer sun, with temperatures that often exceed 40°C, they pick fruits and vegetables to fill European supermarket shelves. But how are increasingly hot summers impacting the lives of migrant workers in Spain and Italy’s greenhouse farms?

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#17 From the borders of the union

A future on hold

Zeroing in on Cyprus is not an easy task. Too often, outsiders’ perception of the island fails to go beyond the political division of north

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Where will I vote?

I was born to a German father and American mother and have held two citizenships since birth. St. Louis, Missouri, where I grew up, has

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Family Matters

My neighbourhood toy shop was a special place. There were floor-to ceiling piles of board games, stuffed animals, and no

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Taking the Black Pill

Whether or not Jake Davison was motivated by what he read online, his deeds conform to a worrying pattern. Davison, 22, shot and killed five

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#17 From the borders of the union

An Mhór-Roinn, The continent

Growing up in Northern Ireland’s county Armagh, Tomaí Ó Conghaile was just one kilometre away from the border of the Republic of Ireland, where children

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#17 From the borders of the union

The Rock

In Gibraltar, the horizon is dominated by a stony mountain that rises close to the shore, as if it had sprouted from the sea. It has been nicknamed “the Rock”. The Rock has

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#17 From the borders of the union

Life with migrants

Snow is falling over Lipa, a temporary camp for migrants, 30 kilometres away from the city of Bihać in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It snowed last night and it’s snowing again tonight.

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#13 Designing (for) Humans

Dress to Express

My mother tells me that when our family arrived in the United States, I turned my seven-year-old back to the class each time the teacher

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#12 Online Lies, Offline Lives

Down the rabbit hole

Many evenings, my mother would sneak into her bedroom for hours at a time. She would lie on the bed, her face brightened by the

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#17 From the borders of the union

History of home

Three generations look at the fight for equality in the French overseas department of Martinique

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#17 From the borders of the union

Will they come for our fish?

In 2019, a harness-clad Icelandic performance group named Hatari appeared on the Eurovision song contest stage to perform their song Hatrið Mun Sigra (Hatred Will Prevail). Through screaming, singing and strobe lights

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#17 From the borders of the union

The icon of a secular Türkiye

On 29 October 1923, a modern nation rose from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of the

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#16 Vices & values

La Drogueria

Plain text: BREAKFAST Emergency birth control pill (one) Contents: 1.5 mg levonorgestrel Desired effect: prevent a pregnancy within 72 hours after unprotected sex Estimate cost:

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#16 Vices & values

The forgotten remedy

When taking the train from the Polish capital of Warsaw to Motycz—a small village in the east of the country—there is a point where you

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#16 Vices & values

Guilty pleasure

Throughout the continent, coffee is a drink that Europeans champion in the number of litres consumed per capita. In 2021 alone, Europeans drank 35 billion

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#16 Vices & values

Tiny Stories

Have you taken your vitamins today? Two out of three Europeans buy vitamin supplements and half take a regular dose every day—whether they have a

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