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Backward momentum -- politicians propose withdrawing free childcare

Backward momentum -- politicians propose withdrawing free childcare

In Upper Austria, the ÖVP and the FPÖ seem to believe that withdrawing free afternoon childcare will solve all of Austria's educational and social problems in one go. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
20 Nov 2017 Austria
Sanctions for the energy sector once again looming over Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Sanctions for the energy sector once again looming over Bosnia and Herzegovina 

B&H is already the first country that was sanctioned by the Energy Community. Now it is about to be rebuked for a third time.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
20 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Poland may soon face sanctions from the EU

Poland may soon face sanctions from the EU

A resolution was passed on Wednesday which includes the decision to launch Article 7 of the EU treaty. Often referred to as an "atomic option", the article opens the door to imposing sanctions on a member state.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
17 Nov 2017 Poland
Electric shocks for China's homosexuals

Electric shocks for China's homosexuals

China’s one-child policy might have contributed to the resentment families feel towards homosexual children. "People are under pressure to present a grandchild to their parents -- preferably male," says Human Rights Watch researcher Maya Wang.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
16 Nov 2017 Austria
20-year-old gamer allegedly a Russian spy   

20-year-old gamer allegedly a Russian spy   

In early November, the Estonian Internal Security Service detained a 20-year-old Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agent who tried to attack Estonian authorities. Fortunately, he was stopped before he could do any damage. 
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
15 Nov 2017 Estonia
Has The Independent become a part of Saudi Arabia's soft power strategy?

Has The Independent become a part of Saudi Arabia's soft power strategy?

Solving the problem of abuse by appealing to the Quran which, like the Bible, is an openly misogynist text, seems surreal. But when a newspaper with a long liberal tradition like The Independent supports such a claim, it becomes a problem.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
14 Nov 2017 Italy
60 thousand nationalists march in Warsaw to honor Independence Day

60 thousand nationalists march in Warsaw to honor Independence Day

"May all of Poland sing with us -- f..k off refugees!", "White Europe!", or "Pedophiles, lesbians, gays – Poland is laughing at you" -- these slogans were heard and read during the march. This event is meant to celebrate my country’s independence.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland
Hungarian politician replaces pastor during mass

Hungarian politician replaces pastor during mass

Although the close relationship between the Church and the Fidesz party is not a new phenomenon, the appearance of a politician at a pulpit is unprecedented. It implies that the Hungarian ruling party has the grace of God.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
13 Nov 2017 Hungary
Why are Polish women backing out of the labor market?

Why are Polish women backing out of the labor market?

Does 120 EUR more a month in the family budget really translate into 50 thousand women less on the labor market? According to magazine headlines, yes. But the real reasons are more complex.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
10 Nov 2017 Europe
Slovak PM silent after political blow

Slovak PM silent after political blow

When Smer won six out of eight governorships in Slovakia, Prime Minister Robert Fico spoke up immediately after the results had gone public. But this year, four days after the elections, he remains silent.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
8 Nov 2017 Slovakia
Abortion fight in Poland. Round 3

Abortion fight in Poland. Round 3

The Catholic Church, which keeps the Polish government on a short leash, demands a ban on abortion. In search of an excuse to do it, the government turns to the Constitutional Tribunal.
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland
When transparency goes only one way

When transparency goes only one way

Poles are given one week to weigh in on an important new transparency bill. The message, and the bill, are clear -- the government doesn't want feedback, it wants more power.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland
Malta mourns after the killing of a visionary journalist

Malta mourns after the killing of a visionary journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist and blogger who focused on people in power, was named one of the 28 people shaping Europe’s future in 2017 by Politico. On October 16, she was killed in a car explosion.
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
3 Nov 2017 Europe
Freedom of the press in danger: 930 Journalists killed over the last decade

Freedom of the press in danger: 930 Journalists killed over the last decade

On average, one journalist gets killed every four days. Records show that violence against journalists and other media representatives is on the rise.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
2 Nov 2017 Austria
Hungarian government rethinks the Hippocratic Oath

Hungarian government rethinks the Hippocratic Oath

A new law coming into force next year will require GPs to collect a lot more information about us than ever before. And guess what: the government will have access to that data.  
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
2 Nov 2017 Hungary
Senior care will go from bad to worse in Slovakia

Senior care will go from bad to worse in Slovakia

Slovakia is facing a dire dearth of care facilities for elders. It is virtually impossible to find a place unless someone dies.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
1 Nov 2017 Slovakia
Disability in Roma children due to incest, says Slovak Minister

Disability in Roma children due to incest, says Slovak Minister

Why is our Minister of the Interior putting forth an argument with no numbers to back it up?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
26 Oct 2017 Slovakia
What are Poles really praying for?

What are Poles really praying for?

Phrases of "prayer for peace" mingled with those about not letting refugees in and threats posed by Muslims. Xenophobia is key to Rosary to the Border.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
26 Oct 2017 Poland
Meet the far-right forces that could soon govern Austria

Meet the far-right forces that could soon govern Austria

With the final results of the election came talks of a future coalition. Since Tuesday it's official -- the ÖVP and the FPÖ will try to form the next Austrian government. 
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
26 Oct 2017 Austria
When work and life don't balance

When work and life don't balance

Peter Kovařík, newly appointed head of Slovakia's anti-corruption office, is married to a woman employed by fascist leader Marian Kotleba.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
25 Oct 2017 Slovakia
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