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News roundup20 Nov 2017
Meanwhile in Malta -- local impact of Paradise Papers 

Meanwhile in Malta -- local impact of Paradise Papers 

Guest Mavensrecommended byGuest MavensNewsMavens, Europe

As experts suggest that Malta's position in the global offshore architecture requires joint EU action, the government denies any manipulation and claims that, unlike in Panama, the system in Malta is perfectly transparent.

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Meet the young woman leading anti-corruption efforts in Slovakia

Meet the young woman leading anti-corruption efforts in Slovakia

Ria Gehrerovárecommended byRia GehrerováDenník N, Slovakia

Zuzana Hlávková, age 27, is a whistleblower who exposed misuses in media campaigns for the Slovak EU Presidency.  She has just been recognized for bravery and civil activism.

SlovakiaWomen to watch
Backward momentum -- politicians propose withdrawing free childcare

Backward momentum -- politicians propose withdrawing free childcare

Christine Traglerrecommended byChristine TraglerDer Standard, Austria

In Upper Austria, the ÖVP and the FPÖ seem to believe that withdrawing free afternoon childcare will solve all of Austria's educational and social problems in one go. 

AustriaSmoke signals
Saudi Arabia's young prince hunts for power

Saudi Arabia's young prince hunts for power

Lydia Morrishrecommended byLydia MorrishWikiTribune, United Kingdom

Mohammed bin Salman has set out to reform the Kingdom. Among the changes he has rushed into effect are long over due liberties for women.

United KingdomChange indicators
Sanctions for the energy sector once again looming over Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Sanctions for the energy sector once again looming over Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Tijana Cvjeticaninrecommended byTijana CvjeticaninIstinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina

B&H is already the first country that was sanctioned by the Energy Community. Now it is about to be rebuked for a third time.

Bosnia and HerzegovinaSmoke signals
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Austrian president blocks far-right politicians from key positions

Austrian president blocks far-right politicians from key positions

Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria

The Federal President has never been an enthusiast of the of Freedom Party (FPÖ). Recently, he named particular FPÖ politicians, whom he considers unfit for ministerial offices. And he is sticking to his guns.

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TV personality felled by #MeToo cried "witch hunt" before going down

TV personality felled by #MeToo cried "witch hunt" before going down

Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium

He was accused of relatively "mild" offences: sending explicit text messages and driving by someone's house. As more women began to testify, it became clear that these were symptoms of systematic and predatory behavior.

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Austria could officially recognize the third sex 

Austria could officially recognize the third sex 

Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria

The Austrian Constitutional Court has scheduled a decision for 2018. But the Social Democratic Party of Austria and the liberal party "Neos" don't want to wait that long.

Austria Signs of the Times
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It is not easy to check out from Mama Hotel 

It is not easy to check out from Mama Hotel 

Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary

There are some young adults who find it convenient to have “room service” and hot meals every day, but the majority of them are forced to live at home. Buying or even renting an apartment has become a fantasy for many young Hungarians. 

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60 thousand nationalists march in Warsaw to honor Independence Day

60 thousand nationalists march in Warsaw to honor Independence Day

Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland

"May all of Poland sing with us -- f..k off refugees!", "White Europe!", or "Pedophiles, lesbians, gays – Poland is laughing at you" -- these slogans were heard and read during the march. This event is meant to celebrate my country’s independence.

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