Alcohol intoxication just a phone call away

By James Field, Antonella Serrecchia, Frans Snackers, Migle Vaisnoraite A technical loophole is allowing underage drinkers in the Netherlands to get alcohol delivered to their doors almost free from age checks, and delivery companies can sell free from fines. The student city of Groningen provides a telling example, with local authorities passing the buck as…

How business can help building a sweeter society

By Antonella Serrecchia No one could ever imagine a conference about business could be so sweet. Not many people could succeed, but an ice-cream maker is surely a good candidate. His name is Ben Cohen, and he is the co-founder of the worldwide famous company Ben & Jerry. On the 9th of November, Mr. Cohen…

A wanderlust soul

By Antonella Serrecchia “Do you know that story about the frog from the sea and the frog from the pond?” says Brunella Capitani while taking a spoon of the topping cream of her chocolate. “Well, the frog from the sea goes to the frog from the pond and tells her about this incredible place she’s from,” Brunella’s…

Esmeralda’s Arabian nights

By Antonella Serrecchia The first time she left to report from the Middle East, Esmeralda van Boon was a young intern at NOVA, a  Dutch TV company.  She was driving down the Highway of Death in Iraq, a six-lane alley that was severely bombed during the US invasion. Back then, she did not know where…