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About mikewe88

Hi I'm Michael and currently I am studying a master in Leuven, Belgium. This website will be used to keep everyone updated about what i'm doing and also a few articles about history and current affairs. I hope you enjoy it! Twitter - mike_w_e

In Defence of Britain’s membership in the European Union

The European Union has always been a contentious issue in Britain. However, over the last few months the issue of Europe has risen to the top of the agenda, with some people wanting to leave the union completely. Over the … Continue reading

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New Year, New Country: Studying Abroad

For the last few weeks, I have been back in the U.K, enjoying a break with my family. Unfortunately, the Spanish weather has not followed me and my activities are controlled by the unpredictable British weather. After a few more … Continue reading

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Summer Camp fun 2012

One massive difference between summer holidays in Spain and the U.K is the length; whilst in Britain parents complain about keeping their children occupied for six weeks, here in Spain students have nearly three months of summer holiday. In August, … Continue reading

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The life of a Language Assistant in Spain

Over in Spain, the school year is coming to an end. The school term in Aragon finishes on 19th June, and the students will have nearly 3 months to relax and spend time in the swimming pool. This is partly … Continue reading

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Educación pública sí, Recortes no

On the 22nd May, Spanish teachers in the public sector were back in the streets, protesting against what can only be seen as an attack on public education. These are testing times in Spain, with the country firmly in the … Continue reading

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Youth on the move: Europeans and emigration

As the European financial crisis drags on and on, one has to ask the question, how long can young European’s wait for things to improve in their countries? The crisis has affected youngsters greatly, with less work prospects and opportunities … Continue reading

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Semana Santa

The schools are off and Spain is celebrating the Easter holidays. Whilst many people are leaving Zaragoza for a well-deserved break, I will be staying here and relaxing. Fortunately there will be many events happening in Zaragoza to keep me … Continue reading

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