Archive for the 'Europe' Category

08
Oct
09

Should he quit?

mitterrand Passages from  his book in which he describes paying for sex with boys in Thailand were hardly noticed when it first came out four years ago, before he was in government. But French Culture Minister Frederick Mitterrand’s  defense of Roman Polanksi  means that his book, The Bad Life  may cost him his political life. Continue reading ‘Should he quit?’

24
Sep
09

On air: So what’s the answer?

calais fireTo the right is one of the hundreds of refugees – mainly Afghans -camped out in a place called “the jungle” near Calais in northern France, hoping to make it across the Channel to Britain.

This week, French police broke up the camp- an operation criticised by refugee groups.

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26
Jan
09

A case of not in my backyard for Guantanamo detainees?

President Obama was quick to announce the closure of Guantanamo last week but the question is now what to do with the inmates. Many European countries have been arguing for years the camp should be closed but some are now refusing to accept any former prisoners. A case of not in my backyard? Should EU countries take them in?

10
Dec
08

On air: Greece is the word

Four days of violence and protests  may well bring an unpopular government down in a seemingly untroubled part of the EU. Today a general strike has been called to “up the ante”.

Continue reading ‘On air: Greece is the word’

08
Oct
08

On Air: Do we have a gypsy problem or just a problem with gypsies?

They’re probably the most reviled ethnic group in Europe – Romany Gypsies. But do we have a gypsy problem, or just a problem with Gypsies?

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07
Oct
08

A gypsy problem or a problem with gypsies?

Always wanted to talk or ask questions of Gypsies but didn’t know how?  Now is your chance.   On Wednesday WHYS will be coming from the home of an English Gypsy.  Here’s an email from our host…
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28
Jul
08

Worried about recession in Europe?

So far Denmark is the only European country to be in recession. But there are fears that other EU countries might follow. Spain and Ireland have suffered a housing market collapse and many people have run up huge personal debts. Rising energy prices have added to the gloom. How worried are you about an upcoming recession? What are your worst fears? Continue reading ‘Worried about recession in Europe?’

21
Jul
08

Should the unemployed be made to work?

Here in the UK, the government has announced plans to force the long-term unemployed to work full-time or face losing their benefits. Does it sound like something you’d want in your country?
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24
Jun
08

Most memorable dining moment on a train?

Italy’s railways Ferrovie dello Stato are phasing out restaurant cars on trains by the end of the year to replace them with snack bars to save money. In cinematographic and literary culture the dining car experience has often been associated with elegance, civility or even romance. What was your most memorable dining experience on a European train? We are keen to feast on your thoughts…

18
Jun
08

ON AIR: Are we over-educated?

Ros, Chloe and Mark are in Glasgow for tonight’s special broadcast from the Civicus Youth Assembly. The presentations have been made, and a vote taken for which of the four debates below we’re going to talk about tonight.

Are we overeducated? won by a good margin so keep posting your comments below….

Should 16 year olds be allowed to vote? came second, so we’ll probably talk about that too.

Chola and Susan from Zambia proposed the winner…

Continue reading ‘ON AIR: Are we over-educated?’




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