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Since July 2017, Estonia holds the Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers making it the perfect time to highlight some of the most beautiful places in the country.

1) Kadriorg in Tallinn

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Between the 7th and 10th of September, in a very royal setting of the Brussels Park, the ‘‘eat! BRUSSELS, drink BORDEAUX’’ culinary festival will be held. This delicious event will allow you FREE entrance in order to enjoy some of the best international culinary flavours.

Just like last year, the region of Bordeaux (France) will be the highlight of the festival as the organisers wish to reproduce a Brussels version of Bordeaux’s “Fête le Vin”. However, this year the 6th edition of the festival introduces a new concept as great chefs from Brussels will offer you every day the chance to taste their signature dish. Furthermore, you can also visit a wide range of international cuisine present in Brussels, such as Ethiopian, Romanian, Japanese and even Malagasy.

The urban population of Europe is rapidly growing and with more than half of the population of Europe living in cities, it poses big challenges to the management of waste in Europe’s largest cities. Because of the fact that Europe’s urban population keeps growing, it is even estimated that by 2050 almost 70% of the population will live in cities, it is important to maintain an effective management of waste in the cities now, and for the future (Vilella, Theworldpost, 2017).

In Europe, only 40% of the waste that we generate is being recycled, the rest is either buried or burned. This causes environmental destruction and threatens ecosystems. Therefore, the reduction of waste is one of the biggest international goals that we have to deal with in Europe.

This week FEDRA is taking you to Eger in Hungary!

Located in the northern part of Hungary, Eger is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. Its architecture reflects the cities long history and multiculturalism. Indeed, Eger was first inhabited by Hungarian tribes that built the foundation of Eger’s castle in the 10th century. Today, Eger’s castle is home to an art gallery and a permanent exhibition.

Whenever people are talking about Latvia, it is almost the same as they're just talking about the capitol: the city of Riga, which is already a well-known destination for celebrations.

When talking to people that have visited Latvia, they can tell you everything about the wild nightlife, parties, (garlic) food with names they cannot pronounce and of course the old town centre with her beautiful monuments, cathedrals and churches. But if you'd ask them if they have ever been outside the city to actually visit the rest of the country, you can easily expect an answer like: 'I'm sorry, no time', 'Nah, life here is good' or 'Leave me alone I have a hangover!'. 

 

Maastricht is a city and municipality in the southern eastern corner of the Netherlands. The city is the capital of the province of ‘Limburg’, counts up to 122.418 in population and closely borders both Germany and Belgium.

Maastricht has a rich cultural history with different characters in every corner of the city. She has been hosting many populations in the past dating back to Celtic tribes that roamed the area around 500 B.C. The Romans established a permanent settlement in order to easily cross over the Meuse River where two military roads met around the time of Julius Caesar. They called the establishment ‘Traiectum Ad Mosam’, or ‘The crossing over the Meuse River’, which eventually evolved into Maastricht.

Francesco Foglia, Italian journalist and FEDRA Young Regional Ambassador for Calabria region, submitted a petition on fighting the spread of the pine processionary moth to the European Parliament calling for the development of a European plan to tackle and prevent this problem.

The pine processionary, a defoliating moth commonly found in southern Europe, is a highly destructive species for pine trees, and is considered to be one of the biggest dangers facing Mediterranean pine forests. Moreover, national and regional provisions are not sufficient to tackle the problem, as they focus on short-term measures.

Bagnoli Irpino is a small Italian village located in the heart of the “Monti Picentini Regional Park”, well known in Europe for the black truffle (Tuber Mesentericum),  the “Black King of Bagnoli”. Every year, at the end of October, it hosts the “Mostra Mercato del Tartufo Nero di Bagnoli” (Bagnoli’s Black Truffle Showcase), one of the main gastronomic events in Campania Region, with more than 150.000 visitors and 200 stands. 

 

Between the 8th and 11th of September, in the royal setting of the Brussels Park, the “eat! Brussels, drink! Bordeaux” festival will allow free entrance to all those eager to enjoy international culinary flavours.