With summer under way, The Parliament’s editorial team considered what holidaymakers flocking to Europe’s hotspots might mean for locals. It turns out some popular destinations buckling under mass tourism have begun to fight back. Venice has blocked large cruise ships, and Amsterdam has launched ‘stay away’ ads aimed at badly behaved Brits. The trade-off between quality of life and much-needed revenue is a tricky one, as Valeriya Safronova reports.
Another excess plaguing Europe is overfishing. You might have seen those portraits of celebrities posing naked with marine life if you passed through Place du Luxembourg a couple weeks ago. In our policy section, the minds behind that campaign explain how overfishing is preventing the EU from achieving its green goals.
In our opinion section, two MEPs go head-to-head over the digital euro – presenting their arguments on why Europe should press forward with its creation, or why the project is best left on ice.
Our culture section provides fun suggestions for your July downtime, as well the review of a book raising awareness about the loss of biodiversity in the Andes. And if you’re in need of a way to cool off, Romanian MEP Alin Mituța shares his recipe for the perfect summer dish.
All of this and more awaits you in this month’s issue.