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  • Bureaucracy in Italy/Bürokratie in Italien

    07 Oktober 2009 ( #Milan )

    Germany is reputed for its tedious bureaucratic processes. But come to Italy and you'll see a new dimension. Here are a few things that I've tried to do, and that's what happened: Sports course (pending for four weeks): -I asked the Erasmus office on...

  • Impressions from Carnival in Cologne

    16 Februar 2010 ( #Life )

    Yesterday was a big day in Germany for all those who love Carnival. I finally fulfilled my promise to see Cologne Carnival while in Maastricht. It was big, loud and funny - even though I was a little bit disappointed about the lack of political criticism...

  • Travel Stats February 2010/Reisestatistik Februar 2010

    27 Februar 2010 ( #Europa )

    (C) europeetravel.com English A month of travelling is coming to its end. Those are the Stats for all the travels: -six trips -3340 km traveled -four European countries -five different languages -four different means of public transportation Thank you...

  • Via Padova in Milano - The place where the riots happened

    28 Februar 2010 ( #Milan )

    In the middle of February, violent riots of immigrants turned Via Padova in Milano into a place of crime and repression. Now the street is peaceful again - but the police is still patrolling. Correction: In the video it is claimed that a police officer...

  • Europa lebt in Maastricht

    16 Dezember 2007 ( #Studies )

    Wer die Sint Servaasbrug in Maastricht überschreitet, der wird nicht nur eine Sprache aufschnappen. Die Stadt im südlichsten Zipfel der Niederlande hat dem Gründervertrag der EU ihren Namen gegeben - und der Vertrag hat der Stadt eine europäische Berufung...

  • No presents on Christmas Eve

    19 Dezember 2007 ( #Life )

    Christmas in the Netherlands does not really take place in the sense in which British, Americans, French or Germans know it. Certainly, the Dutch know and celebrate on Christmas Day, the more religious naturally hold it to be the day of the birth of the...

  • Kanne - ein Dörfchen zwischen zwei Nationalstaaten?

    29 Januar 2008 ( #Life )

    Das Dorf Kanne in der belgischen Region Flandern ist auf den ersten Blick eine ganz normale Gemeinde. Eine Kirche, eine Kappelle, eine Bäckerei, einige Kneipen, eine Dorfschule. Aber interessant wird das Dörfchen, wenn man sich seine geographische Lage...

  • Getting started in Paris

    25 Februar 2008 ( #Life )

    dieser Artikel wurde im November 2006 geschrieben, aber was soll's, ist immer noch aktuell Wir befinden uns in den malerischen Voralpen Südfrankreichs, in einem kleinen gemütlichen Örtchen namens Etoile-sur-Rhône. In den engen Gassen des Dorfes lädt ein...

  • Italy I'm comin'!!

    26 Juni 2008 ( #Europa )

    ciao! oggi finalmente è venuto il momento per andarsene. Hey there! Saturday will be there soon, and then I'm heading down to Italy. in Italy I'll be following a three-week Italian course in the lovely city of Trento, internationally known as Trient....

  • First few days in Italy

    02 Juli 2008 ( #Europa )

    Hello from a splendid small city within the mountains of the Italian north! The weather is awesome and our hotel is incredible!!! A view over the whole valley and three three-course meals a day - we're gonna get fat instantaneously! "We" means around...

  • European Youth Media Days

    19 Oktober 2008 ( #Youthpress )

    One week in the European Parliament in Brussels came to a close yesterday. Together with 60 young people from all over the European Union, we've been working for months in order to organize the biggest young media event in Europe: the European Youth Media...

  • The phenomenon of one-sided relations

    19 Oktober 2008 ( #Life )

    Web 2.0 and Facebook really revolutionize global communication and the possibility to stay in contact over long distances of place and time. However, in a certain sense it also estranges friendship withouth us really noticing it. I made this experience...

  • Shaping Europe

    21 Oktober 2008 ( #Europa )

    I daresay it doesn't happen every day to eat and to develop plans for the future construction of Europe while your eating. However, in our Maastricht apartment, political discussions belong to our meals like salt and ketchup belong to our rice and pasta....

  • German Youth Media Days

    02 November 2008 ( #Youthpress )

    After the European Youth Media Days, it was time for the German counterpart to happen. From October 30 until November 2nd, 525 young media makers stormed the honorable halls of the second public German TV channel ZDF. The participants from all over Germany...

  • European Youth Week takes place this week

    03 November 2008 ( #Europa )

    Between Sunday 2 November and Sunday 9 November, the European Union celebrates the European Youth Week. All over the European Union, the Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture, in cooperation with the European Youth Forum and national...

  • Voting for the European elections

    14 Februar 2009 ( #Europa )

    Between 4 and 7 June, hundreds of millions of citizens will cast their votes all over the European Union and elect a new European Parliament. How exactly do these elections work? In casting your vote, who are you actually electing? Here is a brief overview...

  • How to get informed about European Affairs quickly?

    15 Februar 2009 ( #News )

    There is such a buzz of different media out there that sometimes you might get a little dizzy. Either pick your favorite media and get a comprehensive overview over the topics that they consider important - even though that's like you go to a Chinese...

  • New student webTV ZEUS about Young European Affairs

    15 Februar 2009 ( #Europa )

    Recently, Maastricht and Europe have seen a new student webTV spring into life at Maastricht University. Your future on the European job market, the preparation of the Czech EU presidency in Maastricht (!) and life in the European Commission - this and...

  • Overview over European media

    15 Februar 2009 ( #Europa )

    Up to now, there are few truly European media. Look at your member state, where you have tons of national, regional and local newspapers. But truly European newspapers, TV channels or radio channels? There are three, maybe four important print and online...

  • What is your "water footprint"?

    19 Februar 2009 ( #Life )

    Do you know what a water footprint is? I didn't, but I learned about it this morning. The question of water footprint has potential to become a very important question in the following years, such as climate change has become a topic in the last five...

  • Esperanto Party running for European elections

    11 März 2009 ( #Europa )

    Europe – Democracy – Esperanto or E° D° E° (EDE) (in Esperanto : Eŭropo – Demokratio – Esperanto) is an electoral list, which participates in the European elections . The party's main platform is the introduction of Esperanto as the official language...

  • Europe: Give Your Ideas A Face!

    16 März 2009 ( #Europa )

    In the pursuit of a more transparent Europe, the European Youth Forum (YFJ) the Party-Political Youth Organisations - Youth of the European People’s Party (YEPP), Young European Socialists (ECOSY), European Liberal Youth (LYMEC), Federation of Young European...

  • Eurozone is back - but with a changed face

    22 September 2009 ( #Life )

    I'm keeping my political blog http://mounteulympus.blogspot.com, because it's more interactive than over-blog and I like the design. The reason I'm reviving Eurozone is to make it a travel blog with impressions from European travels. A week ago I started...

  • First impressions from Milan - a city of fashion and food

    25 September 2009 ( #Milan )

    English A few days into university life in Milan, and it shows that the city in Northern Italy is a good place to do your studies. This is the first time I'm taking the metro to go to university, and it feels like going to work in the Paris days. People...

  • Africans in Milan

    28 September 2009 ( #Milan )

    Walking through Milan, you can't help but notice African men selling gadgets to the tourists. You see them everywhere at the main touristy places, putting their armbands around the wrist of many innocent tourists and demanding money before the tourist...

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