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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
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
Hungarian government's dashed hopes for approval from Trump

Hungarian government's dashed hopes for approval from Trump

Thomas O. Melia made it clear that criticism coming from the highest ranked member of the US Embassy in Hungary, the Chargé d’Affaires, are not personal remarks -- they reflect Washington's official position.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
8 Dec 2017 Hungary
EU will withdraw financial aid from Estonia

EU will withdraw financial aid from Estonia

Economically, Estonia is doing great. So great, in fact, that the EU will slowly start cutting back on financial aid. Understandably, this makes Estonians a little anxious. Are we ready to join the circle of wealthy countries?
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
7 Dec 2017 Estonia
IMF raises concerns over property prices in Malta 

IMF raises concerns over property prices in Malta 

Experts reassure that we are not dealing with a housing bubble yet. However, while property prices rose by 24% in 3 years, some of the most vulnerable social groups in Malta have found themselves living in tough conditions.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
4 Dec 2017 Malta
Former Supreme Court president sued for contributing to conspiracy media

Former Supreme Court president sued for contributing to conspiracy media

This case triggered an interesting debate in Slovakia. Being a public official, how much can you communicate in the media, especially the ones known to foster conspiracy theories?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
4 Dec 2017 Slovakia
We will all get old -- and then what?

We will all get old -- and then what?

According to Estonian law, children must look after their parents or grandparents when they get old. The majority cannot afford a nursing home. Hence the parliament proposes a new project  -- special insurance for the elderly.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
30 Nov 2017 Estonia
From hashtag to law -- French minister calls for fining cat callers 

From hashtag to law -- French minister calls for fining cat callers 

This is the first  p r a c t i c a l  legal response to MeToo which recognizes the change in our meta cultural understanding of where socially acceptable behavior ends and criminal behavior begins.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
28 Nov 2017 Europe
Estonia is no longer a cheap booze paradise 

Estonia is no longer a cheap booze paradise 

The tax on alcohol has increased almost twofold since July as part of a government program to fight alcohol-related diseases. But no worries, the Estonians get by. They now buy their liquor in Latvia.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
23 Nov 2017 Estonia
It is not easy to check out from Mama Hotel 

It is not easy to check out from Mama Hotel 

There are some young adults who find it convenient to have “room service” and hot meals every day, but the majority of them are forced to live at home. Buying or even renting an apartment has become a fantasy for many young Hungarians. 
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
17 Nov 2017 Hungary
The future of full-time. Labor market after robots

The future of full-time. Labor market after robots

One of the most vivid nightmares of nationalists worldwide is the scenario where “THEY steal our jobs”. Replace “THEM” with whatever suits you. In the UK - Poles, in Poland - Ukrainians, in France - Algerians. But what if THEY are robots?
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
16 Nov 2017 Europe
Austria could officially recognize the third sex 

Austria could officially recognize the third sex 

The Austrian Constitutional Court has scheduled a decision for 2018. But the Social Democratic Party of Austria and the liberal party "Neos" don't want to wait that long.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
14 Nov 2017 Austria
Watch the right -- it's changing fast

Watch the right -- it's changing fast

Without knowing exactly what Alt Right means in the US we cannot discern its evolution from a general internet mob into a new theoretical construct, or realize just how hungrily it draws its ideological and tactical inspirations from Europe.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
12 Nov 2017 Europe
When news becomes a new form of fiction

When news becomes a new form of fiction

The phenomena of fake news is moving out of the digital arena and into real life where misguided reactions have deep social consequences. 
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
9 Nov 2017 Italy
Belgium discusses euthanasia for the mentally ill

Belgium discusses euthanasia for the mentally ill

There is a clash between defenders and opponents of this idea. They argue about whether hopeless suffering is subjective, and ask -- can we decide whose suffering is unbearable enough?  
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
9 Nov 2017 Belgium
Study finds Hungarians have given up on their dreams

Study finds Hungarians have given up on their dreams

Dreaming is much more than just a vague idea: it is a source of motivation. Voicing our desires inspires us to plan for the future, and work hard so that our dreams come true. Losing this „ability” is an alarming sign.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
8 Nov 2017 Hungary
Will women work less or more in an automated world?

Will women work less or more in an automated world?

The discourse on the future of work and working hours is very technology-driven, says labour sociologist Annika Schönauer. She questions whether everything that is technically possible should be implemented.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
7 Nov 2017 Austria
Fear and loathing in Kömlő

Fear and loathing in Kömlő

How did Hungary become a country where it is considered normal to notify the mayor and the police if a foreigner shows up? Via the government's anti-immigration campaign which successfully planted the seeds of fear.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
7 Nov 2017 Hungary
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