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They just can’t understand I have friends from other countries

What role plays nationalism in your country? What role it plays among young people? And do you find it dangerous? That were questions we asked ten young participants of intercultural week in Cologne. They provided us with answers from different countries of the EU to develop general picture about notion of nationalism in Europe. Georgi Georgiev, Bulgaria (21) In Bulgaria, nationalism influence mainly older people, who are already retired. It is because there is not much tolerance between different social

What is going on in the “Land of fire”?

By: Dia

Azerbaijan is well known for its rich oil resources and problematic democratic institutions. Recent election in the beginning of October fuelled the debate about the future development of this South Caucasus country, which face many challenges concerning its economic and political orientation. After the controversy, when presidential election results were released on the screenshot of the mobile app the day before the official polls were even open, NGOs together with EU officials drew more attention to democratic issues of Azerbaijan.

Edit Bauer: Egoism can be counterproductive in the EU

Edit Bauer is Slovak politician of Hungarian ethnicity. She serves as Member of the European Parliament with the Magyar Koalíció Pártja. Since the 2009, Edit Bauer is a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of South Asia. What issues are important to you in Europe? The project of European integration was built on different basis after the Second World War. Main goal was

The Gypsy problem: is there any solution?

On Sunday evening, 15th of April, 15-years old Peter walked through Czech town Břeclav, when three men asked him for a cigarette. The boy refused and consequently was brutally beaten by men, later identified as gipsies. As a result of his injuries, one of his kidneys had to be removed and his liver was damaged. Three years before similar situation happened in the Vítkov village, however with reverse sites. Four young radicals threw Molotov cocktails into the house habited by Roma