Municipal officials in Žalec, Slovenia, have decided to greenlight a huge fountain which will spew free beer.
Food activism group No Border Kitchen serves thousands of meals to refugees every day, setting up in the street or squats. I join them in Lesbos, half a mile from the island’s ferry terminal.
A number of Balkan countries last week declared they would only grant passage to those fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and that all others deemed "economic migrants" would be sent back.
The European Union and the UN’s refugee agency have agreed to create enough shelter space to house 100,000 migrants and refugees traveling through Greece and the Balkans.
The small nation is struggling to cope with the influx, which was triggered by Hungary closing off its borders.
VICE News visited the Hungarian border with Slovenia and Croatia where soldiers are building a razor wire and steel fence to keep migrants out the country.
More than 20,000 migrants and refugees streamed into Croatia in less than 48 hours after Hungary sealed its border with Serbia on Thursday.
“If this were the US, maybe there’d be a Disneyland-style theme park built to the wine here but we’re shyer people,” says Robert Gorjak, one of Slovenia’s 10,000 little known winemakers and sellers.
The controversial Slovenian group Laibach will play Pyongyang in August. Critics say the group's music and performances glorify fascism, while the group says its critics don't understand its music or message.
Grab your headphones and imagine you're fighting against an EU police state in the not-so-distant future.