January 10th 2020

Auf der Walz

 

In a certain tradition, the journeyman years (Wanderjahre) are a time of travel for several years after completing apprenticeship as a craftsman.The tradition dates back to medieval times and is still alive in France and the German-speaking countries.Normally three years and one day is the minimum period of journeyman/woman. Crafts include roofing, metalworking, woodcarving, carpentry and joinery, and even millinery and musical instrument making/organ building.

This week “Europe Today” spoke to Janus Hoffman from Hamburg in Germany about this fascinating life style choice.

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November 15th 2019

November 15th 2019

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The Environmental Protection Agency has said it has repeatedly highlighted that the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant is failing to meet national and European Union treatment standards.

In a statement, the EPA said the plant is failing to meet these standards and failing to comply with the requirements of its wastewater discharge licence because the plant is not big enough to adequately treat all of the wastewater that it receives.

♪ Music this week from Hungary and Germany 

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February 02 2018

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This week Europe Today spoke to Dublin/Wicklow artist Kathrina Shine about her wonderful work and how one of her paintings has gone missing in Amsterdam. We’re hoping one of our listeners can shed some light on this tale of intrigue. We also have a run down on some of the stories of European interest that have made the headlines here in Ireland.
♪  Music this week from Belgium.♫

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