Ten Years On: Sabine

It’s been ten years since I started my big foreign adventure. In this loose series, I talk to the immigrants I met in 2005 and those I’m only meeting now. They all tell me a bit about the changes that the last decade has brought for them. Read More Ten Years On: Sabine

News in Europe: Good News for Men

I know! Not fair. (But hey, it’s good news for some women, just not me.) Read More News in Europe: Good News for Men

Expat Ramblings: Don’t Hide

Last week, the British Prime Minister gave a long-awaited speech on immigration. As with most long-awaited speeches, the lead-up in the press caused much more upset than the speech itself. In reality, David Cameron hinted at stricter rules for benefit caps for immigrants, and kept quiet about his earlier plans of putting a temporary cap on EU migration, something that would directly violate the EU principle of free movement. Read More Expat Ramblings: Don’t Hide

News in Europe: Putin in Mayonnaise

Citizens, there’s a ghost haunting the corridors of Westminster. A demented, racist ghost with delusions of grandeur. Read More News in Europe: Putin in Mayonnaise

News in Europe: Good Clowns Gone Bad

Greetings! Here’s some Ebola-free news for you all. Read More News in Europe: Good Clowns Gone Bad

News in Europe: Poland vs. Germany

Greetings, citizens! This week we have another mix of the bad, the dangerous and the downright depressing, but as always, there’s hope. Read More News in Europe: Poland vs. Germany

News in Europe: Election Fallout Edition

Citizens of Europe, I despair of you. Well, some of you. The results of the elections for the European Parliament have not been wholly surprising, but the extent of anti-EU feeling across the continent is disheartening. Let’s have a look. Read More News in Europe: Election Fallout Edition

News in Europe: Happy Birthday, Sir Nicholas Winton!

Citizens, let’s not worry about Ukraine until the third paragraph this week! Unfortunately, the higher-ranking news items are not cheerful at all. Let’s have them anyway. Read More News in Europe: Happy Birthday, Sir Nicholas Winton!