Political spring in Poland

Protests in Poland, source www.bbc.co.uk

Half of July 2017. The ruling party in Poland, called the Law and Justice (PiS), despite the near end of the session and the start of summer break for the parliament, changes the plan of the session and pushes a controversial bill on the agenda. A bill to change the way of choosing the judges so that they are chosen by the party. What they do not expect though, is that this time the Youth will join the other age-groups in the anti-government protests. Continue reading “Political spring in Poland”

Giro d’Italia, one hundred years of an eternal youth

The historical Giro d’Italia road of Stelvio pass
source www.ulb.ac.be

Sweet hills, impervious mountains, amazing landscapes, we observe, sliding from the seaside to the highest peaks. We watch thousand of kilometres, crossed by a trail of colored jerseys, which run through Italian peninsula for many hours a day.
Three weeks on the road providing strong emotions and spectacle.
Despite this, cycling is not the most suitable sport for the post-modern society, where immediacy rules.
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Universal basic income and testing social innovation

 

Like many other countries, Finland also fell in to recession after the financial crisis of 2007. As the number of employed people fell and it became increasingly difficult to keep up our public services, a lot of solutions were tried and suggested. One of the more ambitious ways of solving the financial problems facing Finland is the reinvention of our social security system. Continue reading “Universal basic income and testing social innovation”

The Llanito concern

Throughout history there have not been many small territories so outstanding.

A small peninsula with less than 7km² dominated by a 426 meters high rock. A calcareous massif formed around 200 million years ago at the door of the Mediterranean see. An extremely important strategical and military settlement where the British people dug a tunnel network to defend a hypothetical axis powers’ attack. Continue reading “The Llanito concern”