Brotherhood across borders

Brotherhood across borders

Three brothers choose three completely different paths through their German-Polish world. Pawel studies English in the Polish city Poznan. Filip goes to a highschool in German Löcknitz. Grzegorz studies Polish and English Philology in Germany. Since 2004, German border regions allure young Polish families with cheaper rents and higher state benefits. Elapsing borders create choices for a new Polish-German generation. Olivia Kortas

Read More

The Berlin start-up syndrome: Where lifestyle breeds young creativity

The Berlin start-up syndrome: Where lifestyle breeds young creativity

There’s been something of a buzzword floating around the streets of Berlin recently. On the outskirts of the city lay worn down streets, unkempt houses and graffiti riddled buildings. However when you reach the inner core of the city, the landscape starts to change. As the many tram lines that run through central Berlin connect everyone to the rest of the city, there lurks an oozing creative magnet – the ‘start up attraction’ – that…

Read More

The hopeful youth of the government

The hopeful youth of the government

In January 2015, the Greek youth went on the streets and celebrated the win of the radical left party, Syriza, in the elections. Several months later, the youth wait impatiently for the promises to be fulfilled but they remain hopeful. Euroviews spoke to the youth of Syriza, now called by some the “youth of the government”, about their hopes and dreams for the near future and the prospect of leaving the EU. Karim Al Amin…

Read More

Love in spite of a crisis

Love in spite of a crisis

Many aspects of life for young Greeks changed after the economic crisis hit. Unemployment and financial insecurity is one of many factors that slows life down for the Greek youth. A lot of things in their lives are postponed, staying with your parents until you are half way in to your thirties is not unusual. The lack of independence has caused young Greeks to start a family later in life and prospects of marriage and…

Read More

Housing hope: the refugee solution

Housing hope: the refugee solution

With his hands in his pockets and his head dropped, Kwame, a 23-year old man from Mali, stands on Oranienplatz in Berlin, a dusty square that has become symbolic of Germany’s ambivalent reception of refugees like him: The country last year granted more asylum’s than any other in the EU – a total of 200,805 – but among ordinary citizens, the tensions against foreigners are growing. In Oranienplatz, this recently led to arson against an…

Read More
1 2