Tag: Europe

Fear of the forest

Migration is not easy. It never has been. So, it is interesting to read that 30 asylum seekers in Sweden objected to their new accommodation because it was in a town surrounded by woodland. The Local reported (emphasis mine): Charlotte…

Goodbye Germany…

…you realised the mistake too late to do any good: The authorities’ report also cited concerns that those who are granted asylum will bring their families over to Germany too, Bild said. Given family structures in the Middle East, this…

Out Of (Goose)Step..?

Once a model Social Democrat community where the poor in Germany’s Weimar Republic found help and support, the small town of Freital, just south of Dresden, has become a byword for German racism and intolerance. Replacing those old bywords like…

Gettin’ ‘Em Young…

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life. The maternity package – a gift from the government – is…

Face It: You’re Bought And Paid For…

….so why should anyone pay the slightest attention to your opinion? Ukip’s recent rise in popularity and the increased fervour behind talks of an EU referendum has placed the matter of the UK’s future within Europe at the forefront of…