Thought Babble

How Brexit Could Mean a Shift to the Right for the Whole EU

The far-right undercurrent in Europe is nothing new, but experts are now warning that these former marginal pockets of extremism are gaining support from a much wider and more diverse section of society. This new wave of ultra-conservatism combined with the anticipated exodus of the UK’s stabilising presence in the European Parliament suggests a major […]

This Week In Europe

Cucumber Bending Ordinance: The day on which cucumber discrimination began

Translation from German to English: Dominik Kirchdorfer 30 Years ago the European Community adopted the so called cucumber curvation regulation. It garnered much criticism and ridicule for the EC. Was it justified? Cucumbers must all be straight: 30 years ago, the Commission of the European Communities adopted Regulation (EEC) No 1677/88, better known as the […]