A Europe of peace among nations has been established. Europe’s younger generations have little consciousness of a Europe at war. For today’s youth, Europe is a land of opportunity, a land, not of peace and security, but of jobs and prosperity.
Some years ago, an ambitious Kurd from a village in northern Syria won a scholarship to study abroad. He ended up in Havana, where he learned Spanish. Elias later returned to Syria, where he became a translator at the state news agency, SANA. EURACTIV Romania reports.
A collection of 200 portraits was unveiled on 14 September at the European Parliament's Esplanade in Brussels. The photos are part of an exhibition organised by EU40 called "Like You", which aims to show the human side of politicians by placing their pictures next to pictures of ordinary citizens.
Nearly 270 000 students benefitted from EU grants to study or train abroad in 2012-2013, according to new data released by the European Commission on Thursday, setting a new record for the Erasmus Programme.
The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Belgian movie describing a tragic love story against the backdrop of a country music band, was awarded this year’s Lux Prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai received the 2013 Sakharov prize in a ceremony in Strasbourg on Wednesday, joining former winners such as Nelson Mandela and San Suu Kyi.
Malala was awarded the prize in recognition of her fight for universal and equal access to education. The 16-year-old activist was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago after campaigning for better rights for girls in Pakistan.
After MEPs gave her a standing ovation, she gave an emotional speech about the millions of children in the world deprived of education.
Protesters have been gathering for two days in the Croat city of Vukovar, tearing down bilingual signs in Cyrillic that were installed on official buildings, as requested by the Croatian Constitution. The incidents were reminiscent of tensions dating back to the Yugoslav war of the 1990s.
Croatian and Serbian languages are very similar and both groups can understand each other without problem. The only difference is their alphabet. Catholics use the Latin alphabet while the Orthodox use the Cyrillic one.