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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
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
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
Israeli and Palestinian voices speak out about Trump's declaration

Israeli and Palestinian voices speak out about Trump's declaration

Trump “acts in a very irresponsible way. He will not have to clean up his mess. He will not have to deal with the consequences of his policies. We will have to suffer because of Trump’s reckless behavior.”
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 United Kingdom
Poland tackles one of the most severe social inequalities in Europe

Poland tackles one of the most severe social inequalities in Europe

Since the turn of 1989, the share in the income of the richest group of Poles (1% of society) has doubled. Why is Poland one of Europe’s leaders in terms of inequalities?
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
11 Dec 2017 Poland
Is Austria ready to break the taboo on intersex people? 

Is Austria ready to break the taboo on intersex people? 

Neither male nor female but rather somewhere in between --  almost 2% of the population is born intersex. It is as common as red hair and yet hardly anyone talks about it publically.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
11 Dec 2017 Austria
Former King of Romania Mihai I dies aged 96

Former King of Romania Mihai I dies aged 96

In communist history books, the Romanian monarchy is not mentioned. The Romanian kings simply didn’t exist. Our parents learned that Stalin was “the Father” of Romania. 
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
8 Dec 2017 Romania
Australia celebrates legalization of same sex marriage

Australia celebrates legalization of same sex marriage

As soon as in January, we will witness the first same-sex marriages in Australia. The country is celebrating this step towards equality with an outburst of joy. Almost everyone is on board, including the conservative Prime Minister.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
8 Dec 2017 Austria
Winter in Slovakia -- People are already freezing to death

Winter in Slovakia -- People are already freezing to death

Vagus, a Slovak NGO that works with homeless people, is ringing the alarm as they are running out of money. In the last days, they saved 10 people but 7 others died.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
8 Dec 2017 Slovakia
When a dream summer in the US becomes a nightmare 

When a dream summer in the US becomes a nightmare 

Have you heard of the Work and Travel program for young people who want to visit the US? Although advertised as such, it doesn’t always turn out to be the best summer of your life.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
7 Dec 2017 Slovakia
Poland on the brink of a catastrophic nurse shortage

Poland on the brink of a catastrophic nurse shortage

According to OECD data from 2015, there are 5.2 nurses per thousand inhabitants in Poland. This places our country at the very bottom of the EU. Switzerland is at the top of the list (17.9), followed by our German neighbors (13.3).
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
6 Dec 2017 Poland
Constitutional Court of Austria gives green light to same-sex marriage

Constitutional Court of Austria gives green light to same-sex marriage

In the not-too-distant future, Austrian same-sex couples will be able to get married. Surprisingly, it was the Constitutional Court, not the politicians, who took the step towards equality.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
6 Dec 2017 Austria
Inside the basement of a fascist ex-governor 

Inside the basement of a fascist ex-governor 

Before Marian Kotleba installed the gym in the basement of his regional office, the place was a used as a storage for official documentation. However, Mr. Kotleba decided at some point during his term that his priorities lay elsewhere.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
6 Dec 2017 Slovakia
Ireland shows its strength in Brexit negotiations

Ireland shows its strength in Brexit negotiations

If, for the first time in 800 years, Ireland is proving to be in a much stronger political position than Britain, what does that say about what Brexit is doing to Britain’s strength?
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
6 Dec 2017 Ireland
Gender time gap -- Why do half of Austrian women work part-time?

Gender time gap -- Why do half of Austrian women work part-time?

The particularly high number of female part-time employees in Austria raises numerous questions. What is the underlying reason? How can we distribute work in a more balanced way?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
5 Dec 2017 Austria
Two-speed spread of computer culture in Romania

Two-speed spread of computer culture in Romania

Only two thirds of Romanian families have a computer at home. Yet the country boasts one of the top internet speeds in Europe.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
5 Dec 2017 Romania
Study shows that words can stop sexual violence

Study shows that words can stop sexual violence

In a psychological study, verbal dissent proved more efficient than non-verbal actions in stopping the respondents from raping a fictional woman. But a staggering 30% of respondents would still be willing to rape if nobody was to find out.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
5 Dec 2017 Slovakia
Where can LGBTI people be safe?

Where can LGBTI people be safe?

When LGBT and gender-diverse people move from Africa or Central and South America to Europe, their persecution continues. They face further danger and, in some cases, murder.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
4 Dec 2017 United Kingdom
Harvest workers forced to live in slave-like conditions in Austria

Harvest workers forced to live in slave-like conditions in Austria

The law regulates harvest work but many seasonal workers are exempt from it as they have never signed a contract of employment. How does modern slavery in the so-called “first world” look like?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
1 Dec 2017 Austria
If the system is rigged in their favor, how can white men help bring change?

If the system is rigged in their favor, how can white men help bring change?

The election of Donald Trump, climate change, #metoo -- it seems that these days white men are to blame for everything. Many are sick of hearing this. In his recent column, Nils Pickert calls on them to reflect on their privileges.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
30 Nov 2017 Austria
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