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Roma professionals  are not welcome in Brussels

Roma professionals  are not welcome in Brussels

10-12 million Roma people live in Europe, half of them in EU countries. Nevertheless, there's hardly any Roma person working in the EU institutions  have a considerable impact on their lives.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
15 Dec 2017 Eastern Europe
No legal experience necessary to become a constitutional judge

No legal experience necessary to become a constitutional judge

Why appoint a judge when you can employ a politician or a public notary at the Constitutional Court? With this move the Slovak president breaks a three-year-long impasse.  
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
15 Dec 2017 Slovakia
Flowers instead of grenades? Deradicalizing Austrian youth

Flowers instead of grenades? Deradicalizing Austrian youth

While in Austria we have little experience with radical Islamists, we are experts in dealing with right-wing extremism. No wonder Austria joined a major, European-level counter-radicalization project.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
15 Dec 2017 Austria
A common enemy unites the Hungarian liberals and the far-right

A common enemy unites the Hungarian liberals and the far-right

If someone told me a year ago that the Hungarian liberal opposition would join the far-right party, Jobbik, during a manifestation, I would not have believed it. But this is exactly what is going to happen today.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
15 Dec 2017 Hungary
The wave of anti-vaccination superstitions reaches Bosnia

The wave of anti-vaccination superstitions reaches Bosnia

Anti-vaccination movements, lead by obscure “health gurus”, are increasinly visible in the Balkans. Some online media lend a helpful hand by spreading false information in exchange for precious "clicks and likes”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
15 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Estonian cross-country skier Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is free of doping suspicions 

Estonian cross-country skier Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is free of doping suspicions 

In 2014 -- nearly a decade later after Šmigun-Vähi won the gold in Torino  -- Russian media began to insinuate that she had used illicit drugs to get her place on the podium.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
14 Dec 2017 Estonia
Buwog affair – The biggest corruption scandal in Austria

Buwog affair – The biggest corruption scandal in Austria

Karl-Heinz Grasser, the former Minister of Finance and shooting star of the last FPÖ ÖVP government, along with the most powerful lobbyists in the country, are about to be tried for corruption, .
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
14 Dec 2017 Austria
Slovaks are sick of developers designing their cities 

Slovaks are sick of developers designing their cities 

In Slovakia, we are not used to seeing politicians getting scared of the public and changing their minds, especially about a potential business opportunity. This time, however, that is exactly what happened. 
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
14 Dec 2017 Europe
Main Italian newspapers under attack by neo-fascist group

Main Italian newspapers under attack by neo-fascist group

Repubblica and l'Espresso, two of the main Italian newspapers, were attacked by a small group of neo-fascists. This is the latest in a series of such attacks. It is high time to apply the law and ban neo-fascist groups across Europe.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
14 Dec 2017 Italy
Deradicalization -- a buzzword but above all a big challenge  

Deradicalization -- a buzzword but above all a big challenge  

In counter-terrorism strategy “deradicalisation” is a key term. But what does it actually mean? How do we disengage ISIS fighters? No country has the perfect solution. Yet the story of Omar shows it can be done.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
14 Dec 2017 Belgium
Budapest Public Transport is near inacessible to the disabled

Budapest Public Transport is near inacessible to the disabled

In an interview with Nepszava, Daniel Csango described all the difficulties he and other people with reduced mobility face due to the lack of accessible facilities -- e.g. elevators -- in the Budapest public transport system.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
13 Dec 2017 Hungary
The writer who egged in vain

The writer who egged in vain

“Eggs are a classic weapon of protest. Throughout history, they were thrown at government cars, the symbols of central power.” explains activist and writer arrested last week.
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
13 Dec 2017 Poland
Citizens and politicians disagree over decline of corruption in Slovakia

Citizens and politicians disagree over decline of corruption in Slovakia

A few embassies, mostly from the Anglosphere, have praised Slovakia for its battle against corruption and its improved ranking in the Transparency International corruption index. However, these accomplishments came as a surprise to most Slovaks.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
13 Dec 2017 Slovakia
Preparation for "Day X” anti-government protests in Austria

Preparation for "Day X” anti-government protests in Austria

The opponents of the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition are preparing for the inauguration of the government. But the new law on assemblies does not make civil protest any easier -- quite the opposite.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
13 Dec 2017 Austria
Not Irish enough for free university fees

Not Irish enough for free university fees

Irish emigrants who have been living outside the EU for at least three years lose their entitlement to free fees at Irish third-level colleges and universities. Why?
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
13 Dec 2017 Ireland
Why Austria should finally remember Maly Trostinec

Why Austria should finally remember Maly Trostinec

In Belorussian Maly Trostinec, around 13,500 Austrian Jews were murdered, more than anywhere else. Despite this, it does not have a place in our collective memory.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
12 Dec 2017 Austria
The Hungarian Roma hero who has never received justice

The Hungarian Roma hero who has never received justice

After a long and undignified ordeal, Bela Puczi, the „Roma hero” who protected Hungarians during a pogrom was finally commemorated with a plaque. Although he is considered a hero, he has never been treated like one.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
12 Dec 2017 Hungary
US Ambassador in Romania ties weakening judiciary with growing Russian influence

US Ambassador in Romania ties weakening judiciary with growing Russian influence

The US Ambassador in Romania, Hans Klemm, expressed his “profound concern” over the current parliamentary debates, which could “undermine everything that Romania has done in the last 15-20 years” to counter corruption.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
12 Dec 2017 Romania
Slovak president suddenly supports legal protection of same-sex couples

Slovak president suddenly supports legal protection of same-sex couples

The issue of same-sex partnership is taboo for Slovak politicians. No political party present in the parliament (not even the opposition ones) supports same-sex marriages.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
12 Dec 2017 Slovakia
The prison that wouldn't open

The prison that wouldn't open

The cornerstone for the future state penitentiary facility in BiH was laid in 2006 but the building, announced to be the “safest prison in the region”, is still not operational.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
12 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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