Brexit vote highlighted UK’s discontent with EU, but other European countries are grumbling too
People in a number of other EU countries share the British desire for a less, not more, centralized Europe, and that the debate about the future of the EU will not subside just because the UK has now voted.
Changing a social media profile picture is one way to express support or solidarity
In the wake of attacks in Brussels and in Lahore, Pakistan, some social media users are changing their profile pictures to express solidarity with victims and the people of these countries. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become a common way for Americans to get news, but they also can provide a way for […]
Illegal migration to EU rises for routes both well-worn and less-traveled
In 2015, more than 1.8 million people crossed the European Union’s borders illegally, up from 280,000 detections of illegal border crossings in 2014.
Ratings of Muslims rise in France after Charlie Hebdo, just as in U.S. after 9/11
There has been considerable debate over the country’s Muslims and the role of extremism, but no backlash against Muslims in French public opinion.
European Millennials are cool toward Russia, but warmer than older generations
In six of seven European Union countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center, roughly a third or less of young people born after 1980 have a favorable opinion of Russia.
Greek election reflects country’s differences with the EU
Most Greeks polled in 2014 didn’t express particularly warm views of the EU. And public sentiment showed that many in other European nations harbor negative stereotypes of Greeks.
French have positive views of both Jews, Muslims
A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year shows that the French held more favorable views of both Jews and Muslims than many other Europeans.
East Germans now as satisfied with life as West Germans
Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germans are now as satisfied with life as West Germans.
In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes
Are government church taxes causing Germans to leave the church?
5 facts about the French
Ah, la France. The land of wine, cheese, romance and abundant vacation time… right?