What is the best way to spend a cloudy Sunday afternoon and have some fun with your friends? There are no doubts when answering this question: BBQing at James’! There is no other place where you can have a Velociraptor and a billiard table in the same room, a Miami swimming pool and a colonial … Continue reading The host of the year prize goes to… James!
After many changes in our final trip plans, we finally decided to split it into a few parts and to stick to Luxembourg. As you can imagine, it was all carefully considered. The first part was supposed to be hiking somewhere around the Upper-Sûre lake – the area many of us hadn’t had the chance to … Continue reading “Hiking”, or Final Trip Part 1
One Friday evening (July 10th), when we still had a few weekends ahead of us, we decided to try yet another activity Luxembourg has to offer. Strangely enough (because who would have expected this in Luxembourg, right?), on Friday mini-golf was open until 19:00 only, so we had to rush a bit! There was still … Continue reading After Work Mini Golf
Do you still remember that unexpected wave of heat a couple of weeks ago? With no air conditioning at work (at least in our beloved Jean Monnet) the productivity levels fell down tremendously and the only reasonable response to this Luxembourgish joke was the long awaited picnic in the park! It was spontaneous and it … Continue reading Picnic time!
After months of blissful ignorance, the stagiaires of Brussels have finally realised that we Lux trainees exist as well! This month we will receive, not just one, but two visits by them! The first group to visit Luxembourg will consist of Blue Book trainees from different DGs who are coming as soon as this weekend … Continue reading Brussels has noticed us!
Thanks to James’s hospitality, the long May weekend ended in a superb way. Because what could be better than a lazy Sunday in the sun eating all kinds of succulent meat (you name it, we had it) and vegetables and marshmallows and anything else that sounds like a barbecue? Especially if you are with such an … Continue reading Never have I ever been to a BBQ at James’s
Last Wednesday (May 6) some more or less athletic trainees met to test their skills in bowling. There were more than just one who silently whispered “I am not very good at bowling”, but in the end we managed to have a fun evening – without broken toes and even with some sports between beer … Continue reading The Bowling Stones
As some of you might still remember, a looong time ago we went to Brussels for our first glimpse of what work in an EU institution would be like. At least we thought so at the beginning. Oh, how naive and innocent we were back then! In order to refresh your memory, we tried to … Continue reading Welcome to Brussels!
On the last Saturday of March many brave trainees defied rainy weather and met at Gare Centrale in order to visit Vianden in the north east of Luxembourg. In this small town it is possible to see one of the most famous castles in Luxembourg. (Yes, there are many more. Check out the list here … Continue reading Trip to Vianden
On Monday, 13 April, we were invited to the Court of Auditors. The following is a summary of the important and not so important facts that you might want to remember. (Thanks to Radek Majer for the presentation!) The names of the institutions in the different member countries are not necessarily direct translations of “Court … Continue reading 15 things you always wanted to know about… the European Court of Auditors