In the shadow of the Corona crisis, Viktor Orban has de facto abolished democracy in Hungary. His party pushed through a new emergency law on March 30, which effectively disempowers the Hungarian parliament. For the...
Imagine a city going an entire year without any pedestrians or cyclists being killed on its streets. This is exactly what happened in Helsinki in 2019. Through reducing speed limits and increased traffic control, Helsinki...
Spain intends to implement a form of basic income as response to the coronavirus crisis. According to the Social Security Minister, the government plans to realise the basic income “as soon as possible”. Spain has...
Robert Biedroń during the Polish parliamentary elections 2019
Even in conversative Poland, he managed to be a popular and successful mayor. Now Robert Biedron, the Left Alliance’s openly gay candidate, wants to run for president in Poland. He stands for the separation between...
Where the future is already here: in Kalasatama, a new district of Helsinki, people have been living climate-neutrally for years. From the capital's fishing port to the showcase district, Finland under prime minister Sanna Marin...
Thousands of commuters travel to Luxembourg every day. Their cars and trucks clog the roads and pollute the air. But in an effort to combat climate change, this is coming to an end. Starting March...
Living in large cities is difficult to afford, even up to middle class. While rents in Europe's metropolises are exploding, the Vienna city government is now laying down strict guidelines for investors and putting real...
Workers from Mondragón built the roof of the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, in the Spanish Basque Region
Around 50 years ago, the Basque city of Bilbao in northern Spain was left with nothing. Today, Bilbao is internationally renowned for urban regeneration. The key to success: cooperation between political leaders and the involvement...
While the coronavirus has the whole world in its grip, a wave of solidarity is sweeping across Europe. Citizens across the continent are trying to contribute to protect the elderly and vulnerable from the virus....
A federal state in eastern Austria has become a role model for Europe: Burgenland covers its entire electricity demand by using renewable energy sources. Furthermore, it produces so much electricity to provide other regions with...