Michelle Obama – M – A to Z Challenge

When Barack Obama was President of the USA, I didn’t pay much attention to American politics. Okay, I was studying politics, but I danced around US politics and electoral matters in general. I thrived on topics such as political thought, international relations, the EU, but I wasn’t interested in how people voted. Because back then I took these things for granted. People mostly voted for … Continue reading Michelle Obama – M – A to Z Challenge

Brexit – B – A to Z Challenge 2019

Brexit

A to Z Challenge 2019

I am European!

My upbringing, my studies, my current life make me European. Thus I feel strongly about Brexit. Honestly, I am hoping that it won’t happen. Then on the other hand, I tell myself that it will set an example and help us move away from the growing eurosceptism and populism that has been on the rise in many EU-member states.

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When LinkedIn fails you

LinkedIn has the tendency to send me job opportunities. It can be quite annoying, especially as most jobs don’t correspond to my profile or interests. Being an underpaid “happiness officer” for a French dating-app never really appealed to me. Still, I never turned off the notifications, as one never knows if something interesting might come up.  This morning, when I checked my emails, my dear friend … Continue reading When LinkedIn fails you

The importance of voting

On coming Sunday it’s the German federal elections. Last week I send off my votes (we get to vote for a candidate on the local level and a party’s list on the state level, so that gives me two votes). That means I already voted in Sunday’s election.

I don’t live in Germany, but it is a moral duty to exercise my civil right of participating in the elections. As I left Germany at the tender age of twelve, I had to write a few lines on why voting would affect me and prove that I know the workings of the political system (once you are 14 or over who you leave Germany this wouldn’t have applied). I dragged my feet, Continue reading “The importance of voting”