One hundred years on from the Balfour Declaration, the UK is still divided on the Palestinian Question

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND JOYCE CHEN The 2nd November 2017 marked one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration, and Theresa May welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu to London to celebrate the occasion. It was 100 years ago, on the 2nd November 1917, that Lord Balfour published a letter announcing his government’s support for the creation of […]

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Montenegro – next to join the European Union

TRANSLATED BY MARIE PELTOMÄKI AND JOYCE CHEN Last Thursday and Friday, the European Council gathered in Brussels to try to “reshape the three pillars of Europe: unity, sovereignty and democracy”, in the words of Emmanuel Macron. There is little doubt that Montenegro’s destiny lies within the Union. The former Yugoslav Republic, who became a member […]

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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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Crédit Manon Bernard.

From London with hope

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND LUCY HARRIES Has London become a weakened, lifeless city? After this year’s terrorist attacks, Le Journal International has interviewed several Londoners – those who’ve lived in the city for a weekend, a year, or their whole life – to get their thoughts on life in the British capital. “First of […]

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Çiğköftem, sustainable fast food, in spite of the stereotype.

TRANSLATED BY MARIE TERRIER AND GRACE DEATKER What if the decline in meat consumption is actually because of fast-food chains? Looking at Çiğköftem, a Turkish vegan chain created in 1993, this could be the case. Today it is one of the most important fast food chains in Turkey and it is slowly spreading throughout Europe. […]

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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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Le centre-ville de Tallinn. Crédit Camille Simonet.

Is Estonia an avant-garde country on gender equality

TRANSLATED BY SERVANE JARDIN-BLICQ AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK Estonia is apparently a very modern country concerning gender equality. But some professional and social inequality is still topical. Last March 8th we celebrated International Women’s Rights Day. In Estonia, one can think that this struggle has no place. “It’s true that in Estonia I don’t have the […]

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