Author: Anne Chahine

We did not choose our president

I wish Kazakhstan would align more closely with Europe. Similar to what happened in the Ukraine. I would love to live in a country with real democracy, where you feel genuinely free to use your right to vote. Everything that we have here is controlled from…

I am in a state of denial

As you know, I am someone who has been very angry about the Brexit and I felt extremely betrayed. I felt as if something had been taken away from me, like some part of my identity was stolen. When Theresa May send this letter the other…

You have to get along with your neighbours

Why I put up the flag? Because I want people to see that I am with the European idea. There are so many people out there who are currently against everything and are constantly yelling their opinion into the world. People who are with Europe, but…

I don’t think anyone will ever say “I am European”

Do I feel as a European? Hmm… Due to my upbringing I consider myself pretty international… European… That’s mostly viewed as whites living in the West. I have no particular likeness for it.. or dislikeness… it’s just there. There are a lot of things in the…

What really scares me is islamophobia

I think Europe has currently a lot of things to deal with. And now there is Trump, and you never know what you will get. Right around the corner there is Erdogan and Putin. So I think the work up there has become quite difficult. And…