Politics

European and local elections: what to know

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The Leipzig Migrants’ Council, along with other important associations and institutions in Leipzig's migration landscape, has launched an information campaign regarding the European and local elections. Its videos at targeted at EU citizens and newly naturalized citizens who will be voting for the first time in Leipzig and Germany.

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Ukraine: nine years (not one) of Russian invasion

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"[My writings were] a desperate attempt to draw public attention back to the geopolitical and war crimes perpetrated by the Russian regime in Ukraine since 2014. The illicit annexation of Crimea and the military occupation of Donbas made the world press lines but for a couple of weeks, then were belittled and quickly forgotten."

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Press and media freedom in Europe: a sad year

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The war in Ukraine has had dire consequences for press and media freedom, with a reported nine journalists and news employees killed in the country in 2022. A freshly released monitoring report, published by the Leipzig-based ECPMF and partners, brings this and other sad stats to light for this and other countries in Europe.

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Pussy Riot – a story of protest and resistance

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How does one describe a Pussy Riot performance? Music? Theatre? Activism? Art? Curiosity led a select public to their intimate concert at Täubchenthal in Leipzig on Friday night. Some, perhaps, in the hope of answering that question. The latest Pussy Riot mixed tape released out of the States is “Matriarchy Now“. Anyone expecting to be

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Pussy Riot: Riot Days in Leipzig

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“Art is changing the world” – Pussy Riot I spoke to Olga Borisova, key performer of Pussy Riot’s four-woman “Riot Days” anti-war tour. Along with fellow group members Taso Pletner, Masha Aljochina, and Diana Burkot, she will be aiming to change the world through art. They are performing at the Leipziger Täubchenthal on Friday, 9

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In the heart of Leipzig: a new home for Sister Cities

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Leipzig opened its new Partnerstadt Quartier (sister city district) on Monday, May 9. Centrally located in Market Square, the Quartier is intended to be another important venue for Leipzig’s growing international community. It will be an open meeting point for the private and public actors who foster national and international city friendships. Opening speeches were

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