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What caused the decline of Austria's Green Party?

What caused the decline of Austria's Green Party?

Austria's Green Party has lost its way. Even its members have said so. If the Green Party wants to make its way back into Austrian parliament they will have to put in a lot of work.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
18 Oct 2017 Austria
Will a Slovak billionaire become the next Czech PM

Will a Slovak billionaire become the next Czech PM

According to the documents from the Soviet era, he is a former agent of ŠTB - a secret police force in Czechoslovakia.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
18 Oct 2017 Slovakia
Women to blame for male contempt?

Women to blame for male contempt?

Polish women's fight for their rights has made some men so mad that they lost control over what they were saying, how they were saying it and who they were saying it against. More and more often, when men lash out at women, they hit themselves.
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
18 Oct 2017 Poland
Gender inequality could be killing Polish men

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.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
18 Oct 2017 Europe
The global flavor of Romania's homegrown homophobia

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. 
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
18 Oct 2017 Europe
Same sex marriage back on the table in Austria

Same sex marriage back on the table in Austria

Broad approval within the population makes it hard to understand why gay marriage isn't already legal. But so far it's always been stopped by the ÖVP and the FPÖ, the two parties which are most likely going to form the next government.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
17 Oct 2017 Austria
What happens in Hungarian prison stays in prison

What happens in Hungarian prison stays in prison

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights used to conduct regular inspections in Hungarian prisons. This has abruptly stopped being the case.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
17 Oct 2017 Hungary
Being black in Slovakia 

Being black in Slovakia 

Youtuber Abbie Trulíková comes from Congo. She started to make videos about Slovakia when she met her future husband, a Slovak.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
17 Oct 2017 Slovakia
"Bonkers and unbelievable" pension system in Ireland

"Bonkers and unbelievable" pension system in Ireland

The Irish state pension has been calculated based on the number weeks of work. For women who left the workforce to raise children, or in some cases simply got married, this calculation is resulting in a considerably lower payment.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
17 Oct 2017 Ireland
Why is BiH arriving late to the Balkan Transport Community?

Why is BiH arriving late to the Balkan Transport Community?

BiH is a country with 14 parliaments and governments that operate on five different administrative levels. The matter of joining the TC has turned into a dispute between the state and one of the entities.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
17 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The incredibly high stakes of Warsaw's property rights scandal

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.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
17 Oct 2017 Europe
What Catalonia can teach us about Spain

What Catalonia can teach us about Spain

It is not surprising that a region that is wealthier than the rest will rebel against a government that has not been able to pull the country out of crisis fast enough.
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau recommended by Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau The Market Mogul, United Kingdom
17 Oct 2017 United Kingdom
Who is Sebastian Kurz?

Who is Sebastian Kurz?

The 31 year old now has very high chances of becoming Austria's next chancellor and thus the youngest head of state in Europe. But who is this man?
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
17 Oct 2017 Austria
Weinstein debates are confusing judgement with law breaking

Weinstein debates are confusing judgement with law breaking

One of Harvey Weinstein's victims is Asia Argento, an Italian who has suffered unacceptable attacks of victim blaming in our country. But this level of discussion is incorrect: this is a matter of rights, not morals.  
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
17 Oct 2017 Italy
Weinsteinian skeletons in Hungarian closets

Weinsteinian skeletons in Hungarian closets

The Hollywood scandal has set off a domino effect in Hungary. The local film industry can hardly be compared to that of Los Angeles but the silence that protects powerful figures apparently can.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
16 Oct 2017 Hungary
Where there’s a will to counteract radicalization, there’s a way

Where there’s a will to counteract radicalization, there’s a way

As Belgium confronts the problem of foreign and 'homegrown' terrorists , headmistress Karin Heremans has emerged as one of the leading figures in the debate. She warns that teachers have no tools to disassemble radicalization in schools.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
16 Oct 2017 Belgium
Teaching teachers about body shaming

Teaching teachers about body shaming

Can teachers remark on a child's body weight? The line between concern and shaming is sparking a heated deabte in Slovakia.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Oct 2017 Slovakia
Election day in Austria: a swing to the (far) right

Election day in Austria: a swing to the (far) right

After what seemed like one of the longest and most exhausting campaigns ever, Austria's elections are finally over. As people headed to the polls in glorious fall sunshine this past Sunday, voter turnout was guessed to have been as high as 79%.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
15 Oct 2017 Austria
Can doctors win the hunger games?

Can doctors win the hunger games?

Monday is day 14 of a hunger strike at a Warsaw pediatric hospital that began October 2. Talks with the government so far have ended in fiasco, doctors have asked the Polish president for help.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
15 Oct 2017 Poland
The film that's changing a narrative

The film that's changing a narrative

A new film is screening in Slovakia. It is a documentary about the pain and disillusionment felt by mothers during and after giving birth. The day a woman has her baby is not necessarily the happiest day in her life.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
15 Oct 2017 Slovakia
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