A golden cage is still a cage

Posted on 08. December 2015

by Marta Remacha Recio

marta-remacha-recio-modifiedThree weeks after Paris attacks, Europe is still in shock. 130 civilians are dead, sending a very clear message not only to French citizens, but to every European: ‘you are not safe at home’. For 70 years, no war has broken out in the EU’s territory and Europeans naturally want to keep this secure and peaceful environment. With this aim, almost all European governments have reinforced security measures, but is this really the way to guarantee security?

The winds of change are blowing in Spain

Posted on 22. May 2015 by Marta Remacha Recio Next Sunday, on 24 May, Spain will hold its municipal and regional elections to elect the members of all the city councils and of 13 of the 17 regional councils. Although local elections are normally seen as less important than national ones, we, Spanish citizens, are excited about … Continue reading The winds of change are blowing in Spain

How attractive is it to be a politician?

Posted on 03. December 2013 by Doris Manu, Marta Remacha Recio, Adnan Rahimić Imagine twelve people standing on a line. All of them have been asked “how attractive is it to be a politician in your country” and they are answering by their placement on the line: right side means completely attractive, left side means absolutely unappealing. … Continue reading How attractive is it to be a politician?

Could we brand Europe?

Posted on 09. August 2013 by Marta Remacha Some weeks ago I followed a series of conferences on the topic of Brand Spain (‘Marca España’) which raised some ideas I’d like to share. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, it’s a government initiative aiming to improve the image of the country both at home … Continue reading Could we brand Europe?

European Capital of Culture: an award to foster understanding or to attract tourists?

Posted on 31. January 2013 by Marta Remacha Do you know which cities have been chosen this year as “European Capitals of Culture”? If you do a quick search on Google you will find that they are: Marseille(France) and Košice (Slovakia). Maybe you have never heard about this “title” but here in France I have only … Continue reading European Capital of Culture: an award to foster understanding or to attract tourists?