For adrenaline junkies, lazy beach holidays or weekends spent in a cottage on the coast can seem like a holiday made of nightmares. Luckily nowadays there's an abundance of getaways on offer from thrill-seekers, whether adding a twist to traditional holidays or creating a whole new adventure altogether. To give you a helping hand in seeking out the very best, we've hunted down our top picks of the most adrenaline-filled holidays for the entire family, sure offer action-packed activities to satisfy even the most energetic holidaymaker! Some of our favourites include scuba diving amongst World War One warships on the Scottish coast, re-enacting the Famous Five in a Welsh National Park or heading off down the river on a coracle. Can't find the holiday of your dreams here? Have no fear - check out our Activity Holidays page where there are even more suggestions on offer whether you want a staycation or are looking to go long-haul. Now all you need to do is decide where to go first! 1. … [Read more...] about Best adventure holidays in the UK and Europe that the whole family will love
Europe By Jenny Hill BBC Berlin correspondent 23 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43157234 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Grinning cheerfully as he swipes his mop neatly across the glass front of an optician's shop, Sandor the window cleaner tells me he doesn't think much of Hungary's ruling Fidesz … [Read more...] about Nationalism in heart of Europe needles EU
Supported by Europe By STEVEN ERLANGERAPRIL 19, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story BRUSSELS — Last September, the enthusiastic new French president, Emmanuel Macron, laid out big plans for the European Union, intended to give fresh spark and purpose to a bloc preoccupied with migration, populism and Britain’s exit, and to breathe new life into Franco-German leadership.Then, as so often with the 28-nation bloc, reality and national interests got in the way. Last fall’s German election badly weakened Chancellor Angela Merkel, who needed six months to assemble a governing coalition, one that is even more wary about overhauls to the eurozone.Last month’s Italian election gave the upper hand to populist, Euroskeptic parties that want to abandon pension changes and expand Italy’s worrisome national debt, adding to German jitters.So after all the hoopla, Mr. Macron’s proposed overhaul has been … [Read more...] about Macron Had a Big Plan for Europe. It’s Now Falling Apart.
Europe Valeria Perasso Social Affairs correspondent, WS Languages 23 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43760959 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Most Europeans believe their countries are more polarised than 10 years ago, and 47% see their societies as less tolerant, a poll for the BBC suggests.In the online … [Read more...] about Splits ‘grow wider’ across Europe
US oil producers are reaping the benefits of OPEC’s efforts to balance the crude market by flooding Europe with a record amount of crude, hurting traditional suppliers such as Nigeria. Russia paired with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries last year in cutting oil output jointly by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd), a deal they say has largely rebalanced the market and one that has helped elevate benchmark Brent prices close to four-year highs. Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging U.S. output, are making it harder to sell Russian, Nigerian and other oil grades in Europe, traders said. “U.S. oil is on offer everywhere,” said a trader with a Mediterranean refiner, who regularly buys Russian and Caspian Sea crude and has recently started purchasing U.S. oil. “It puts local grades under a lot of pressure.” U.S. oil output is expected to hit 10.7 million bpd this year, rivaling that of top … [Read more...] about US oil hurts Nigeria, OPEC in Europe
LONDON – Sake breweries are increasing in Europe thanks to the popularity of sushi and other traditional Japanese food.The front runner is Norwegian craft beer maker Nogne O, which invited a Canadian brewmaster to help create its sake and started production of the rice wine in 2010.“Our brewmaster was very intrigued by the fact that sake is the most complicated alcoholic beverage to produce. Hence he took on the challenge,” said a sales official at Nogne O.The company sells sake and the Japanese-style distilled spirit shōchū under the brand name Hadakajima, which means “naked island” — the same meaning as the brewery’s Norwegian name. Its products are exported to Japan.Nogne O produces sake mainly from rice imported from Hokkaido.Meanwhile, another brewery, Kensho Sake of Spain, cultivates rice in its own paddies to produce sake and miso paste.The firm, which began operations in 2015, hopes to boost the presence of its sake to the … [Read more...] about Sake breweries flourish in Europe as continent embraces Japanese food culture