The herbicide that could bring down Merkel
With a Ph.D in quantum chemistry, Merkel is surely no stranger to the potential impact of chemicals in nature, but she may not have foreseen the devastating effect of an organophosphorus compound on her political career.
1 Dec 2017
From hashtag to law -- French minister calls for fining cat callers
This is the first p r a c t i c a l legal response to MeToo which recognizes the change in our meta cultural understanding of where socially acceptable behavior ends and criminal behavior begins.
28 Nov 2017
The future of full-time. Labor market after robots
One of the most vivid nightmares of nationalists worldwide is the scenario where “THEY steal our jobs”. Replace “THEM” with whatever suits you. In the UK - Poles, in Poland - Ukrainians, in France - Algerians. But what if THEY are robots?
16 Nov 2017
How to get the biggest scoop of your career
When it was first revealed that he had been contacted by the man known to this day as John Doe to receive the explosive data leaked from Mossack-Fonseca, many wondered what black magic Obermayer had used to attract such a bounty.
14 Nov 2017
Watch the right -- it's changing fast
Without knowing exactly what Alt Right means in the US we cannot discern its evolution from a general internet mob into a new theoretical construct, or realize just how hungrily it draws its ideological and tactical inspirations from Europe.
12 Nov 2017
Why are Polish women backing out of the labor market?
Does 120 EUR more a month in the family budget really translate into 50 thousand women less on the labor market? According to magazine headlines, yes. But the real reasons are more complex.
10 Nov 2017
Meet the women who shape
As we observe the lack of gender parity in EU institutions, we can either scold the organizations or strengthen the women who made it in Brussels against all odds. Politico just did the later.
10 Nov 2017
Fashion crimes -- Zara shoppers get reality check
Oh, we know. We know textile laborers are underpaid and mistreated. It was on the news too often for anyone to plead ignorance. We know, but we conveniently forget every time we enter a shopping mall.
7 Nov 2017
Sugar tits in Westminster
Westminster is ablaze with a dozen micro-scandals, revealing a profoundly macho culture where women are constantly belittled with various sordid indignities.
3 Nov 2017
A new image
for an old continent
Europe has coined many definitions for itself over the centuries. But what serves as a definition of Europe today is so old and out of style that it neither holds the continent together nor gets us past the doorman to global influence.
1 Nov 2017
Environmental apocalypse: European edition
Are we at the beginning of a never-ending series of deadly European storms? We can hypothesize that the frequency of storms will not increase. On the other hand, according to science, the storms that do occur may very well kill us.
31 Oct 2017
Abolishing competition is a natural reaction for any company that has the possibility to do so, and it is our role as a society to safeguard the rights of the consumers by preventing -- or punishing -- this behavior.
26 Oct 2017
Soros -- the enemy every illiberal government wants to have
Despite playing an important role in countries from the Eastern block joining the European Union, or perhaps because of this, Soros is now the symbol of everything that illiberal governments are rallying their electorate against.
24 Oct 2017
Man sets himself on fire, Poland has déjà vu
Last week, a 54 year old Polish man set himself on fire... This story echoes a 49 year old event in which a 59 year old torched himself in the heart of Warsaw 1968 in protest of a Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
22 Oct 2017
Europe's Next Genocide: Bees
It so happens that our bees are being assassinated by the unconscionable lethargy of the European Commission.
20 Oct 2017
Will Macron put a stop to French colonialism?
For more than 50 years, the citizens of 14 francophone countries in Africa have been using an outdated French monetary system. They pay the price of it with their democratic rights and wealth, leaving their own countries in poverty.
19 Oct 2017
Gender inequality could be killing Polish men
A recent article in Gazeta Wyborcza looked at suicide rates in Poland -- the second highest in the European Union behind Lithuania and the 15th highest in the world -- and suggested gender equality could save the lives of thousands of men.
18 Oct 2017
The global flavor of Romania's homegrown homophobia
Anti gay rights initiatives contribute to a polarisation of societies. This division comes in handy to Central and Eastern Europe's illiberals who are also trying to rally voters behind a conservative vision of society.
18 Oct 2017
The incredibly high stakes of Warsaw's property rights scandal
Warsaw and several other Polish cities are embroiled in what's been called "restitution scandals", the hand over of state-owned properties to more, or less, legitimate private owners.
17 Oct 2017
Retreat -- Princely advice for the EU
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein’s family created a country that enjoys all the advantages of integrated Europe without any of the constraints of being part of the Union. So why is he advising everyone else to preserve the EU?
14 Oct 2017