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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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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
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
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
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
If at first you don't succeed, stall stall again

If at first you don't succeed, stall stall again

Leaving the Central European University in limbo was a strategic move from the government: 6 months out from parliamentary elections it could not risk a deal with "the enemy", nor could it risk a storm of indignation.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
15 Oct 2017 Hungary
The Never-ending story of Italy’s biggest steel mill

The Never-ending story of Italy’s biggest steel mill

The setting: Ilva di Taranto, Europe's largest steel mill. The characters: the mill owners and workers protesting layoffs. The supporting roles: the environment and public health. 
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
13 Oct 2017 Italy
Bosnia and Herzegovina stuck in the door of the European Union

Bosnia and Herzegovina stuck in the door of the European Union

After a few years of unsubstantiated praise, forced optimism and pep-talks from the EU, the term "stalemate" is making a comeback in the discourse on BiH-EU relations, to the little surprise of anyone who has been watching closely. 
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The growing pains of integration

The growing pains of integration

A top Hungarian court recently ruled that a primary school was segregating Roma students and ordered it to stop -- gradually. The decision was the end of a decade-old legal battle. But not everyone celebrated the result.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
9 Oct 2017 Hungary
A year after the closing of Népszabadság newspaper

A year after the closing of Népszabadság newspaper

The Hungarian government has made great headway in getting the independent media under control.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
8 Oct 2017 Hungary
Macron the Magnificent v. Everyday Emmanuel

Macron the Magnificent v. Everyday Emmanuel

France has awoken besides everyday Emmanuel: a headstrong investment banker with a vision of his own for the country, and little interest in catering to the desires of the populace.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
6 Oct 2017 Europe
Will Hungary meet Europe's deadline to resolve the case of the CEU?

Will Hungary meet Europe's deadline to resolve the case of the CEU?

Hungary and the EU locked horns over the closing of Central European Unviersity six months ago. As the European Commission increases pressure, why does Budapest refuse to budge?
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
5 Oct 2017 Hungary
Men's side of the abortion story

Men's side of the abortion story

For every one of the 170,000 people from Ireland who travelled abroad for terminations since 1980 – mostly women but also some trans men – a man was involved at some stage in the story
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
4 Oct 2017 Ireland
Get in line! The endless queue for care

Get in line! The endless queue for care

Those who want to be treated by a specialist as soon as possible can say goodbye to public healthcare and choose private centers, instead. But that's a choice that not many can afford to make.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
3 Oct 2017 Hungary
The irresistible appeal of the British right

The irresistible appeal of the British right

Newspapers still write about elaborate hats worn by duchesses at social functions. They still consult Debrett’s guide to etiquette. And it's reasonable to assume that Jacob Rees-Mogg’s mystique is at least partly rooted in his blue-blooded elegance.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
3 Oct 2017 Europe
You can tell a lot about a democracy by the state of its public broadcasting

You can tell a lot about a democracy by the state of its public broadcasting

Living in Serbia in the 90s, you were surrounded by poisonous wartime propaganda... Twenty years later, in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, watching one of the public broadcasters feels frightfully familiar. 
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
New law regulates how much face Muslim women must show

New law regulates how much face Muslim women must show

How is telling someone to wear less or different clothing any better than telling them to wear more?
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
2 Oct 2017 Austria
Ethnic segregation often starts small

Ethnic segregation often starts small

Building a 'leisure center' with a playground and sports facilities for disadvantaged kids seemed like a great idea. What eventually happened though was a masterpiece of hypocrisy.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
2 Oct 2017 Hungary
25 million unsafe abortions last year

25 million unsafe abortions last year

Gentle reminder from WHO: Dear world, banning abortion does not actually reduce the number abortions performed. It only makes the procedure less safe for the women.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
28 Sep 2017 Austria
Womens rights have become a trojan horse for conservative xenophobia

Womens rights have become a trojan horse for conservative xenophobia

These parties have no actual interest in the promotion of women’s rights, but are happy to use them as an argument against refugees and Muslims.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
27 Sep 2017 Austria
Sorry, can’t come to work today. I have a severe honesty infection

Sorry, can’t come to work today. I have a severe honesty infection

Over the course of its complex history of being constantly over run and forced under the control of foreign powers, Poland has evolved a species of European with an epigenetic distrust of governments and a genius for disobedience.
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
27 Sep 2017 Poland
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