Lori Hinnant, Associated Press Updated 12:40 am PDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019 AP Exclusive: Europe’s far-right wooing the young Europe’s far-right parties are fielding candidates in their 20s and early 30s to appeal to the young. And they are using aggressive social media campaigns playing on themes favored by white supremacists in the U.S. (May 16) Now Playing: AP Exclusive: Europe’s far-right wooing the youngAD: Europe’s far-right parties are fielding candidates in their 20s and early 30s to appeal to the young. And they are using aggressive social media campaigns playing on themes favored by white supremacists in the U.S. (May 16) Media: Associated Press BOKRIJK, Belgium (AP) — They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional. Several of this year's far-right candidates in Europe are well under 30 — as are … [Read more...] about AP Exclusive: Europe’s far-right parties wooing the young
Europe’s full of incredible destinations to visit. France, Spain, and Italy are just a few of the most visited locations and there are 23 more fascinating countries in the Schengen Area. At the moment, you can travel to the region without applying for a visa or any form of travel authorization (if you’re from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or many more countries). However, this will change in 2021 with the introduction of ETIAS Europe. ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) will be similar to the US ESTA visa waiver. You’ll need to register on the ETIAS website by entering a range of information. Most applications will be quickly approved and the ETIAS visas will be received by email. Many cities in Europe have been targeted by terrorists in recent years. ETIAS will strengthen the border security of the region, making it a safer place for locals and tourists. What will travellers to Europe need to do before setting off? Before going to … [Read more...] about Travel tips – travelling to Europe after 2021
For Brits in Europe, Brexit has become the overriding political concern in the last two and a half years. There are officially 308,000 Brits registered in Spain, although some estimates for the total population of Brits in the Iberian nation range up to one million. A recent study of 18-35 year-old Brits in Spain shows that while more elderly, settled populations are extremely vulnerable to Brexit, in the case of younger British citizens “a strong sense of familiarity with uncertainty was spoken of with a sense of adventure and freedom.” While “others taking part in the research appear to be primarily concerned that Brexit threatens their ability to continue their lives on the same terms as previously, for these younger citizens, there is a far stronger sense of detachment from feeling personally affected by Brexit,” states the report by Brexit Brits Abroad. Nearly 80 per cent of UK citizens living in the EU are of working age and under. “Brexit is … [Read more...] about How are young Brits in Spain adapting to Brexit?
When the EU announced a movement to abolish the practice of daylight saving earlier this year, it particularly struck a chord in Spain, where many believe they are living in the wrong time zone. Current convention has it that all of Europe changes its clocks back one hour during the night of the last Saturday in October and forward again on the last weekend of March. The practice was introduced in the early 20th century as a way of making the most of the natural light and conserving fuel, but is considered by many to be obsolete. EU wide movement against it In August, the President of the EU Commission announced his plan to abolish the changing of the clocks after an online survey showed that Europeans are in favour of staying permanently on "summer time". Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted to follow the wishes of the 80 percent of Europeans who voted to get rid of the seasonal changing of the clocks, so Europe could remain on Summer Time all year round. READ MORE: EU aims … [Read more...] about Why Spain should turn back the clock for the last time
WHAT we already knew has been confirmed – Brits really do suffer when it comes to flight delays and cancellations. Britain suffers the second worst disruption in Europe, coming second only to Germany. Research from AirHelp shows that the UK’s passengers had to put up with a record numbers of delays and cancellations in the last year, affecting over 175,000 flights. That’s one in four outbound flights from the UK – up 86 per cent compared to 2017. UK passengers have suffered through several spates of strikes by Ryanair this year, and it looks like they are set to continue. Earlier this year customers were also affected by air traffic control strikes in France that affected flights across Europe. While the UK comes in second place behind Germany on the rundown, France isn’t far behind in third place, and actually has a higher number of disrupted flights at 28.16 per cent. This is followed by Spain in fourth place, Italy in fifth place, and the Netherlands in … [Read more...] about A quarter of UK flights were disrupted by delays or cancellations this year – and Britain is second worst in Europe