Erasmus: a springboard to finding a job

TRANSLATED BY SERVANE JARDIN-BLICQ AND PHILIPA USHER-SOMERS The 30th anniversary of Erasmus is a chance to reflect on the advantages this European exchange program has to offer, as much on a language level as on professional one. Given that the labour market is closed in Europe, an Erasmus experience is a real asset when it […]

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Swedish Universities: The exception that proves the rule?

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND NIKI SO Every year the league table of the best universities in the world is published. Unsurprisingly, the USA and the UK dominate. However, they face close competition from Swedish public institutions. At a time of rampant privatisation across all sectors, Sweden has tried to maintain what has made it […]

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Encerclés par la police, ces militants seront arrêtés et conduits au commissariat. Ils ont recours à plusieurs techniques pour empêcher leur identification : pas de papiers d'identité, maquillage sur le visage et glue sur les doigts pour éviter les reconnaissances faciale et digitale. De ce fait, ajouté à leur nombre très élevé, la police ne pourra pas les identifier. Ils seront relâchés sans poursuites après quelques heures. Crédit Alexis Demoment.

Ende Gelände: ‘disobedience in the name of justice’

TRANSLATED BY RHONA KAPPLER AND GENEVIEVE SILK Ever since the anti-G8 protest at Gênes in 2001, we often hear talk of alter-globalist movements. During the summer of 2017, Le Journal International visited the climate camp of German group Ende Gelände. Our correspondent aimed to get an idea of the group’s internal organisation and to gain […]

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Campus de La Sapienza, Rome. Crédit Marion Huguet.

Italy: everyone leaving to study elsewhere

TRANSLATED BY LUCY HARRIES AND GENEVIEVE SILK The economic disparity between the north and the south of Italy is well known. The Italian education system is no exception. Le Journal International talked to four students from Calabria and Puglia who were forced to move away from home to continue their studies. Since the 2008 political […]

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Le marché d'Abourdah. Crédit Morgan Faisant de Champchesnel.

Batha Region: political disillusionment, illusion of El Dorado

TRANSLATED BY SERVANE JARDIN-BLICQ AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK Powerful, stable, economically dynamic … The qualifiers are not lacking to speak about Chad, which is a country of more than 1,200,000 km2 and filled with many contrasts. Despite the recent discovery of a gold deposit, the adjectives that could qualify Batha, region to the north-east of the […]

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Les bâtiments de la banque centrale européenne. Crédit MPD01605 (Flickr).

The European Central Bank: Under German Influence? (2/2)

TRANSLATED BY CAROLINE CARDEN AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK The arrival of Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2011 opposed the ordoliberalism advocated by Germany. The previous June, the ECB was fully devoted to German economic policy. But is a policy change really possible? To answer this question, Le Journal International tries […]

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Mario Draghi. Crédit harrivicknarajah0 (Pixabay).

The European Central Bank : Under German influence? (1/2)

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK The arrival of Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2011 opposed the ordoliberalism put forward by Germany. Before that, in June, the ECB worshipped the German economic policy. But is a policy change really possible? To answer this, Le Journal International tried to […]

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Les ruines de Palmyre, Syrie, 2009. Crédit andrelambo (Pixabay).

Looting Syria: “Blood antiquities”

Translated by Caroline Carden and Sarah White Over the years, Syria has been dominated by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs, to name a few. The first traces of agriculture and livestock farming were found there, as well as the first alphabet. Syria has always been a crossroads of cultures, and the country’s historic legacy […]

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