Will bars and tavernas survive in Greece?

It’s been more than three months since Greek bars and tavernas had to close their businesses after the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hit hard in Thessaloniki, Greece. In a country where 1 million people are estimated to work in the foodservice industry, these tough restrictions are having a big economic impact on the owners’ […]

Catalan elections: Far-right enters the parliament and separatists gain support

The biggest fear over the past years regarding extremism in politics, has finally come alive in another part of Europe: the far-right has entered the Catalan Parliament with a bigger support than the polls were anticipating in these elections. In a moment where the world’s attention is completely focused on a planetary pandemic, with almost […]

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The race for Humanity: Thoughts on the marathon

Older it may seem, the discussion about the use of racial categorization in our species is ongoing. Such is, to a great extent, due to the lack of objectivity of race as a concept and the need for a holistic approach to examine it. Even if no definitive answer may be provided on whether its […]

Turkey university student protests intensify following Erdoğan decision

As student protests in Turkey enter their second month, Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University alumni and supporters in Istanbul continue to organize daily demonstrations to voice disagreement with the appointing of their newest rector. Due to recent changes in legislation, Erdogan has become the sole authority to appoint political affiliate Melih Bulu, who was part of AKP […]

Food industry: 10 rules to be an informed consumer

Our diet has radically changed in the last 100 years and the food industry is an active part of this process. We have lost sight of the concept of eating well, but above all, we no longer wonder “Where does our food come from?” That’s what modern industry does: it makes you see the world […]

The challenges of online learning in the COVID era

The International Day of Education, celebrated on the 24th of January, promotes education worldwide. This year, the celebration is marked by the online learning and the challenges teachers and students have faced during the lockdown because of the Covid pandemic “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, Nelson Mandela said.  With the coronavirus […]