How to Solve the European Refugee Crisis and Tackle Populism – Draft V1

Ever wondered why no one has solved Europe’s so-called refugee crisis yet? For a whole bunch of reasons, including that it is a very complex problem, that it involves such a range of myths believed by refugees, liberals, and conservatives, and that there is no leadership towards constructive solutions. However, the reason it has not … More How to Solve the European Refugee Crisis and Tackle Populism – Draft V1

Hipocrisy, bigotry, and the window of opportunity – or: why it’s good for us that no one has a plan on Trump

“The situation remains extremely complicated. You still have (…) an atmosphere, a difficult operating environment where counterterrorism legislation and the threat of legal action is in place. And where there’s a very kind of risk-averse international community who are worried about legal threats, reputational threats …””Tension (…) remains high as the economic crisis which has … More Hipocrisy, bigotry, and the window of opportunity – or: why it’s good for us that no one has a plan on Trump

Terrorism in Europe? I’m so tired of your game

Shock – solidarity messages – anger – blame – forget – repeat. Paris, Brussels, Nice, Istanbul, Molenbeek, Ansbach, Berlin… Is that really all we are capable of? Is that really all we answer to these people destroying lives? Yes, of course I’m shocked too. Every case in which innocent people suffer and lose their lives … More Terrorism in Europe? I’m so tired of your game

Why? 28 questions on the Calais refugee camp eviction

Why? Why did people need to leave? Why did people need to leave a home, for the x-th time losing everything? Why did people need to live in Calais? Why did people need to live in self-made huts, and tents, and mud, and without sanitation, in the middle of Europe? Why do authorities think they … More Why? 28 questions on the Calais refugee camp eviction

Calais “Jungle Unhinged”? A very complex situation explained in fewer pictures than the Daily Mail with more facts and a just as long wannabe catchy title

Calais? Small town on the French coast around a ferry terminal leading to the UK. “Jungle”? What residents call the unofficial refugee camp there,  made of tents and improvised huts, its own infrastructure with church, mosques, little shops, restaurants, volunteer-run schools and donation warehouses for food and clothing, and mud and rats. As of October … More Calais “Jungle Unhinged”? A very complex situation explained in fewer pictures than the Daily Mail with more facts and a just as long wannabe catchy title