European Hustle

Europe’s Many Voices: Regional language revival

The EU currently boasts 24 official languages, demonstrating an impressive linguistic diversity. However, the European community is also home to numerous regional languages to add to this total, from Sicilian to Silesian, Gaelic to Basque. What do these less-spoken tongues, scattered across all four corners of Europe, have in common? Are they fading out of […]

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 […]