Football is played everywhere from professional stadiums to schoolyards, from slums to posh suburbia, and enjoyed by young and old alike. Football is the world’s most popular sport, yet as millions gather to enjoy the World Cup, countless children across the world will not have the time to watch a single game - they’ll be hard at work. That chocolate you so like, that cigarette billowing smoke next to you, those new edition shoes you see on children’s feet…all might be the fruit of tiny hands’ labour.
Just before the last batch of Europe hit the voting ballots Internal Voices spoke to Matthijs Pontier, the 29 year old representing the Dutch branch of the Pirate Party. The artifical intelligence graduate talks about the importance of democracy in Europe, protection of personal data protection and how to tackle youth unemployment. One of the youngest candidate MEPs, Matthijs told us he hoped to remind voters that among the potpourri of established political parties, unusual but not irrelevant voices can be found. Unfortunately, however, Matthijis's party failed to get a seat yesterday...
Although the European Elections are taking up all of her time, Socialist MEP Kathleen Van Brempt, member of the Belgian socialist party sp.a, allowed us at Internal Voices to shoot her some questions on youth unemployment, climate change and the future of Europe. With a vibrant voice, this MEP active from 2009 in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy as well as Public Health and Food Security, passionately defends her opinion on all these matters. On why the youth needs to misbehave a bit more and be the architects of their European future.
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