When he’s not blasting Europe for the sin of accepting migrants, Trump rails against immigrants hoping to make a better life in the U.S. Trump’s narrative that Europe is under threat from migration and that refugees are bringing a surge in crime sounds nearly identical to that of European far-right leaders such as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and Germany’s anti-migrant AfD party leader Alexander Gauland. … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘Culture’ Comments About Immigrants Echo European White Nationalists’
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Other European voices added to the sense of collective loss. "Notre Dame belonged to the whole of mankind," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Newspapers such as El Pais in Spain bemoaned the damage done to "a symbol of European culture." Venice's La Fenice theater tweeted, "We were devastated by fire and every time we were reborn. It will happen to you as well, do not fear, friends!" … [Read more...] about Notre Dame isn’t just a cultural landmark. Remember that a church was on fire.
If a bigger visual splash is what you’re after, Matera has plenty of that too: the Circus+ festival delivered riveting performances from 112 artists representing 23 international circus companies. Spilling out of the tents after the show, visitors raved about the show: “What a great thing! I’ve never seen anything like this,” said one. There were no animals, but every other circus classic was there and then some, with ropes, trapezes, ladders, Chinese plates, mini bikes, hula hoops, water hoses and whirling skirts - not that a list like that can come close to describing what it was like to be there. “It was out of the ordinary, like a theatre in a circus tent,” said a spectator, eyes still shining. “It really made us dream,” said another couple. Each of the five circus weekends had a theme: ‘Continuity and Disruptions’ featured gymnastics shows where the tools merged with the artists, and ‘Circus as Innovation’ … [Read more...] about Locals are the lifeblood of entertainment in Matera, European Capital of Culture
Many of its 340,000 inhabitants belong to the Turkish, Roma, Armenian, Greek and Jewish minorities, all of which have quite a strong influence on the city's vibrant cultural life. … [Read more...] about Plovdiv celebrates becoming European Capital of Culture
He added that the company was not launched in response to the UK's withdrawal from the EU and that the starred flag "is really the continental flag of Europe". … [Read more...] about Pro-European fashion, do you dare to wear these statement garments? Raw Politics