Can’t Stop Binge Shopping? Take a Soul-Searching Look at the Impact of Wasteful Textile Production on the Environment! »
The global textile and clothing industry used 79 billion cubic metres of water in 2015, while the needs of the EU's whole economy amounted to 266 billion cubic metres. Textile production is estimated to be responsible for about 20% of global clean water pollution. And the fashion industry, 10% of global carbon emissions – more than international flights and maritime shipping combined.
FASCINATING BULGARIA: WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED »
It is a good idea to stray off the beaten path and follow a route less traveled but no less fascinating. An endeavor that falls well within the propitious motto "More Spain in Bulgaria and more Bulgaria in Spain."
JOIN THE EUROPEAN YOUTH EVENT2023 COMPETITION AND WIN A FREE TRIP TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT! »
On 9-10 June, thousands of people aged 16 to 30 from across the EU will take over the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the European Youth Event (EYE) to discuss and share ideas on how to shape the future of Europe. Shoot your best picture and win a trip to the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT'S EYE2023!
SEVE & JON,THE POWER OF AN OLD INSPIRATION OVER THE NEW SPANISH GOLFING HERO »
Rahmbo paying tribute to Seve Ballesteros on the former's win at Masters: "Spaniards like winning on Easter Sunday and Seve's birthday!"
TIKTOK NIXED IN EUROPE AND THE U.S. ON THE GROUNDS OF ESPIONAGE »
The EU, the U.S. and other countries are banning TikTok from devices they have supplied their staffers. The reason: cybersecurity. TikTok user data are believed to be shared with Beijing. TikTok employees are cited as saying that "everything is seen in China."
TOXIC FALLOUT FROM THE WORLD CUP »
At the World Cup final, Argentina wrestled the magnificent $20 million, 18-carat solid gold World Cup trophy from France, the defending champion. Enthusiastic sports commentators raved about “the best supermatch of all time.” But when the dust of the desert has settled, there’s nothing left in Doha but the bitter taste of defeat – a defeat brought on by the failure of sportswashing to gloss over the Qatari image and present the Gulf state to the world as a liberal modern state. Among the debris from the Qatar fallout is the tarnished image of the European Parliament, some of whose MEPs, staff and lobbyists are accused of accepting succulent sportswashing bribes from Qatar. Upbraiding the suspects, EP President Roberta Metsola said, “Shame on you for violating the trust of the people of Europe.”
EU ON THE QATAR TOXIC FALLOUT: “DEMOCRACY IS NOT FOR SALE” »
"The European Parliament is under attack. European democracy is under attack. To those third countries who think Europe is for sale, make no mistake, we would rather be cold than bought"
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MICHELIN STARS, PART 2: FROM TIRES TO TIRELESS FINE-DINING »
Why would a tire company want people to go dine out? So they’d get out their cars and drive the distance—the longer the better—wearing out their tires in the process and buy new ones. And where should they dine? Check out the Gold Standard of fine dining, the Michelin Guide!
A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Semana Grande of Saint Jean-de-Luz,” 26 September 1969 »
A Semana Grande in Saint Jean-de-Luz? In France? Mais oui! The Semana Grande of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a festival with a cultural purpose that outstrips the festivals in most Spanish cities on which it has been modeled. Saint-Jean-de-Luz in the Pay Basque is a French commune. And yet its ties to Spain is infinitely closer than its ties to France. The first Semana Grande of Saint-Jean-de-Luz was a commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the marriage of Louis XIV of France to the Spanish Infanta Maria Teresa. The tenth Semana Grande was a powerfully Spanish festival that wowed all those who came to attend.
A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Jones’ Mini Memories”, 8 August 1969 »
"There has been a 'Manifestacíon Minifaldista' in Paris, according to today’s Madrid morning newspaper. Bearing posters enscribed 'Free Legs!' and 'Long Skirts—Treason!' a group of bare thighed young ladies paraded through the streets of La Ville Lumière threatening a new Reign of Terror for those Paris Coutourièrs who have lengthened the hemline by several centimeters below the belly button in their creations for the Fall and Winter."