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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
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
More medical standards, less improvised treatments 

More medical standards, less improvised treatments 

In Slovakia, if you consult 5 different doctors about the same disease, you will likely receive 5 diverse treatments. Luckily, this absurd situation is about to end.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
11 Dec 2017 Slovakia
Women in Austria demand half of the power

Women in Austria demand half of the power

"Every third seat in the National Council is not enough," argue the signatories of the women's petition in an open letter to the future government.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
7 Dec 2017 Austria
George Soros breaks his silence 

George Soros breaks his silence 

George Soros, the Hungarian-American financier, is tired of being portrayed as the devil himself by the Hungarian government. He launched an information campaign telling people the truth about his work and the NGOs affiliated with him.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
4 Dec 2017 Hungary
How to beat an illiberal government

How to beat an illiberal government

If the left criticizes the ruling party all the time in very radical tones -- even when they are right -- then the opposition loses credibility.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
30 Nov 2017 Eastern Europe
Italian women have a plan to end gender-based violence

Italian women have a plan to end gender-based violence

A notorious Italian feminists group is sick of hearing that violence against women is a private matter or a one-time mistake. To them, the phenomenon is deeply rooted in our culture. They are planning a global women's strike.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
30 Nov 2017 Italy
Irish Deputy Prime Minister resigns after a whistleblower controversy 

Irish Deputy Prime Minister resigns after a whistleblower controversy 

In the run up to Christmas, the last thing the Irish public wanted was a snap general election. But up to lunchtime on Tuesday, after a week of political posturing that had whipped itself into a crisis, it was looking increasingly likely.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
29 Nov 2017 Ireland
Can Austria help Ugandan women win more rights? 

Can Austria help Ugandan women win more rights? 

Divorced women are a particularly discriminated group in the East African state of Uganda. An NGO is trying to change that -- with the help of a Central European ally.  
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
29 Nov 2017 Austria
Rebalancing power could prevent sexual harassment

Rebalancing power could prevent sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is one of the most common forms of the abuse of power. “If more women run the show, men aren’t going to act like such animals. They’re going to have women reminding them to be better behaved,” claims a Berkeley professor.  
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
27 Nov 2017 United Kingdom
Hungary's bravest educational activist is only 19 years old

Hungary's bravest educational activist is only 19 years old

Though Bendeguz Bradanovics is not yet 20 years old, he sends chills down the spine of the Minister of Human Capacities whenever he speaks in public. Despite his young age, he has long been a critic of the Hungarian education system.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
22 Nov 2017 Hungary
We are the forest -- Slovaks protect national treasure

We are the forest -- Slovaks protect national treasure

Tens of thousands of people are protesting against the logging in national forests. They demand regulations, and are sick of the fact that for many companies wood is not a national resource but a commodity.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
22 Nov 2017 Slovakia
Buffer zone bell empowers Cypriots

Buffer zone bell empowers Cypriots

An unusual artwork has appeared in Nicosia, Cyprus, in the UN-controlled buffer between the Greek and Turkish zones. Its sculptor hopes it will bring an accessible, secular tone to the divided island. 
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
21 Nov 2017 Europe
Saudi Arabia's young prince hunts for power

Saudi Arabia's young prince hunts for power

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.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
20 Nov 2017 United Kingdom
How to get the biggest scoop of your career

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.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
14 Nov 2017 Europe
Fascists weeded out during recent elections in Slovakia 

Fascists weeded out during recent elections in Slovakia 

Rarely are voters this blissfully happy about the outcome on an election. The polls were far more pessimistic, and now people are pinching themselves: Is it really happening?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
6 Nov 2017 Slovakia
What sustainable strategies can men develop against sexism?

What sustainable strategies can men develop against sexism?

Nils Pickert, a feminist columnist and editor, demands more commitment from men. In his recent column, he urges them to reflect on their behavior and be frank with themselves. "Nobody should say: I didn't know, I had no idea. Nobody."
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
3 Nov 2017 Austria
Did you know that an EU referendum for minority rights is underway?

Did you know that an EU referendum for minority rights is underway?

50 million people in the EU belong to various minority groups. Yet is the Union as supportive of them as it declares? A new EU-wide referendum will be a test of that.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
31 Oct 2017 Austria
Ooops! Slovak fascists lost 20 million in EU funds

Ooops! Slovak fascists lost 20 million in EU funds

The fascist party is not the biggest fan of the EU. They have even initiated a petition proposing to back out of the Union. Their attitude changes only when they need money. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
31 Oct 2017 Slovakia
Poland (sort of) legalizes medical marijuana

Poland (sort of) legalizes medical marijuana

From today on, Polish patients will find themselves in a truly Kafkian situation. Yes, they can finally buy medical marijuana. But no one in Poland is allowed to grow it.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
31 Oct 2017 Poland
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