Beyond Brussels

Behind the Rio Games

by Barbara Unmüßig The city of Rio de Janeiro is once again in the spotlight. Two years after World Cup finals that saw the German team victorious at Maracanã Stadium the city will now be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. In 2013 and 2014, Brazilian soccer... Be More Curious...

Turkey’s 1979

DISCLAIMER: all opinions in this column reflect view of the autor(s), not of Vocal Europe Mr X* There is no doubt. What happened on last July 15, 2016 was a military coup attempt against the Turkish government. The democratic wisdom requires people conde... Be More Curious...

Tehran or Paris: which is safer?

06/21/2016 Brussels   Iran’s official IRNA news agency on Sunday quoted Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani as saying: ♣ Europeans and westerners who have travelled to Iran say that they feel safer in Tehran than Paris. ... Be More Curious...

The Looming EU-Turkey Visa Drama

by Marc Pierini In absolute terms, the citizens of Turkey deserve visa-free access to the EU—much like close EU neighbors such as Serbia or faraway countries like Paraguay already enjoy—due to the intensity of trade, financial, and human exchanges between the... Be More Curious...