Personal: On Brexit

I’m a child of the European Union, I hold a double citizenship, have travelled more than 20 countries, spent 3 years abroad and yes – I’m a child of Erasmus. Brits, Poles, French, Italian, Spaniards and Germans drank beer together – something our grandparents couldn’t imagine. So yes, the Brexit hit me, it hit my […]

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European Youth: Letting go of a Vision

When I was a child I remember traveling through Europe by car – often, we visited my relatives in Bulgaria. My parents had placed toys and colouring books next to me while we were slowly moving towards our destination in order to distract me from the seemingly endless journey. I can’t even recall how many […]

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Beyond Good and Evil: The Religious Argument in the Refugee Debate

Religion – could there be a more sensitive topic in the history of mankind? Countless wars have taken place because of the crucial question of belief. Paradoxically, all religions in their core preach love, forgiveness and decency. Facing the current challenges of the high number of refugees arriving to Europe, many people experience fears – […]

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Youth Unemployment: Did Education Fail Us or Did We Fail the Companies?

When I was little girl, my parents told me I could be everything I wanted to be as long as I put enough effort in it and educate myself. I believed them, this is how things worked in Germany. You either chose the path of the apprenticeships or academia and afterwards you started to work. […]

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Data shows why Bulgarian protests did not succeed

Bulgaria’s citizens are protesting for more than a year already and the unsatisfactory passivity of the politicians perpetuates the movement. Still, people are hoping to achieve the desired change and the end of corrupt structures in politics and economy and reinforce social policies to fight poverty and inequality in the country. Nevertheless, only minor steps […]

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Dubious Bulgarian businessman entering the European Parliament?

Bulgaria will most probably elect a highly dubious businessman and media mogul – Delyan Peevski – to become a Member of European Parliament. In 2013, 33-year-old Peevski was a target of the biggest protests in the country’s history – so how is it possible that his way to the European institutions already seems to be […]

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