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A quiet revolution: how coronavirus is changing European cities’ transportation systems 
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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

June 6, 2020

The coronavirus is reshaping our lives in various ways. Virtual meetings, masks and social distancing are some of the direct changes that we experience from day to day. As the coronavirus is reshaping our lives, it is reshaping our cities as well. In Europe, transportation is undergoing a subtle, yet...

Moria – a refugee camp during the coronavirus crisis

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

May 11, 2020

The conversations, the news, the political discussions now all revolve around the coronavirus – how to stop its spread, mitigate its effects and cushion its economic impact. The COVID-19 pandemic made the world stop and made some problems of the past irrelevant. However, although potentially talked...

Coronavirus and the European Union

Coronavirus and the European Union

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

April 24, 2020

The borders in Europe are closed. The staggering accomplishment of free movement of people was reversed so quickly and unilaterally that it makes one question just how much unity there actually is in the European Union. So, what similarities are there between European countries during this coronavirus...

Germany and the coronavirus

This picture shows the deserted streets of Berlin.

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

April 7, 2020

Empty streets, empty restaurants, empty shelves – pictures like this have become the reality in a large number of countries as a result of the coronavirus. Behind these similar images, however, every country has its own story of the pandemic and its own tactic to deal with the spread of the virus and...

Far right terrorism in Germany: Not a warning, a threat.

Solingen - Mahnmal Solinger Buerger und Buergerinnen by Frank Vincentz

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

March 17, 2020

It was around 10 p.m. on a Wednesday night. The town of Hanau, a small city of around 100,000 inhabitants, just east of Frankfurt, was calm. Suddenly, gunshots were fired on the street, then in a hookah bar, in a kiosk and in another bar. Nine people were left dead, all of them with a migratory background....

Kramp-Karrenbauer announces resignation from CDU leadership position

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

February 24, 2020

It was a bombshell that hit German politics: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, often referred to as AKK, announced that she would be stepping down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). After serving as the chairperson of Germany’s biggest party for a little more than one year, AKK’s decision...

Budget Airlines – efficient, but problematic

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

February 9, 2020

Flying from London to Warsaw, a two and a half hour flight, and paying less than 10 British Pounds – what sounds like an absurd statement has become reality in Europe. Various airlines charging very low fares, usually referred to as budget airlines, such as the British EasyJet or the Hungarian Wizz...

Die PARTEI – How satire found its way into European politics

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

January 21, 2020

Since 2019, two members of European Parliament (MEP) belong to “Die PARTEI,” a German political party founded in 2004 by the editors of the German satirical magazine Titanic. Some of the party’s proposals have included building a wall around Switzerland and offering virtual reality vacation trips fo...

The future of the climate movement: turning awareness into action

The future of the climate movement: turning awareness into action

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

December 18, 2019

In the past year, the youth movement against climate change, originally initiated by Greta Thunberg, has gained an international presence with school strikes being organized all around the world. The last global strike took place on November 29th with an estimated 2 million people marching worldwide....

Presenting: A new act of the Brexit drama

Presenting: A new act of the Brexit drama

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

December 5, 2019

After a hard-fought 2016 campaign that divided the country and multiple rounds of heated negotiations with the European Union, the United Kingdom opened the curtain once again for a new act of the Brexit drama. It started with the second Prime Minister (PM) change since the referendum three years...

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