Brussels Lockdown

As a Belgian living abroad, I was often asked about the state of alert in Brussels and many individuals who were eager to discuss the issue with me had narratives similar to those proposed by the media. This prompted me to read news articles on the subject and talk to my parents and relatives living in Brussels. It brought me to the following conclusion: while these allegations may have some truth to them, it is important for people to carefully analyze the context of the situation before making assumptions about the gravity of the situation in Brussels, and particularly Molenbeek.

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A Helping Hand for the Refugees

The closing of the Serbo-Hungarian border in October 2015 caused a massive influx of refugees seizing their last chance to make it into the European-Union through Hungary. Katharina* (54), housewife and mother of three children in Munich decided in October 2015 to go to the Serbo-Hungarian border to offer her help to the refugees.
She agreed to share her experience with us in this interview.

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“I Still Have the Dream to Go Home One Day”

Stories of Immigration (3/3)

Karina and Biljana left their countries – Kosovo and Montenegro – in order to start a new peaceful life. After living more than a decade in Germany, both women still remember the bureaucratic obstacles, the fear of the first time and their inner wish to return one day.

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