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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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Parents on trial in Stuttgart after forcing their daugther to marry

Parents on trial in Stuttgart after forcing their daugther to marry

A young woman has filed a lawsuit against her family that kidnapped, trafficked and married her off against her will. All because she refused to follow a traditional lifestyle.
Daria Sukharchuk recommended by Daria Sukharchuk NewsMaVens, Germany
16 Jan 2018 Germany
Are prominent Bosnian politicians really creating paramilitary units?

Are prominent Bosnian politicians really creating paramilitary units?

In the past two months, the public in Bosnia has been disturbed by biased reporting on paramilitary scares. It doesn't help that few media outlets are eager to refute the allegations. 
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
16 Jan 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Italian official: Failed citizenship law ‘betrayed’ immigrant youth  

Italian official: Failed citizenship law ‘betrayed’ immigrant youth  

A short-sighted decision by the Italian government will affect hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth, the president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies says.
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
15 Jan 2018 Europe
Austria resists cuts in unemployment benefits

Austria resists cuts in unemployment benefits

A plan by Austria's ruling coalition to eliminate an emergency fund for the unemployed has encountered widespread resistance.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
11 Jan 2018 Austria
Romanian doctors stage strike over government funding 

Romanian doctors stage strike over government funding 

The new year began in Romania with about half of its 10,000 family doctors refusing to renew their contracts with the national health insurance company.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
11 Jan 2018 Eastern Europe
Italy emerges as a player in the arms trade

Italy emerges as a player in the arms trade

Arms manufacturing grew in 2016 for the first time in five years. American and British industries lead in the production of weapons, but Italy also has a share of the death market.
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
11 Jan 2018 Italy
Corporate greed leaves children hungry

Corporate greed leaves children hungry

A large food catering company is serving nursery schools food that's full of sugar and empty  of nutrition -- leaving parents concerned and young children malnourished.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
11 Jan 2018 Estonia
Why Belgium can't get a handle on hit-and-runs

Why Belgium can't get a handle on hit-and-runs

It was a terrible start to 2018: back-to-back hit-and-run accidents where the driver left the scene. Shame on Belgian drivers, who seem to be the slowest learners regarding road safety.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
10 Jan 2018 Belgium
When in doubt, blame the immigrants

When in doubt, blame the immigrants

Biased reporting on refugees and immigrants is spreading across European media. In a recent example, fearmongering and xenophobia, paired with sloppy reporting, resulted in a downright false story about “murderous migrants”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 Jan 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Last investigative reporting program on Slovak TV to close

Last investigative reporting program on Slovak TV to close

Though journalists from Reportéri won many awards for their work their program is discontinued due to “poor quality of reporting, numerous errors and complaints from the public”. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
9 Jan 2018 Slovakia
The new Austrian government mistakes “asylum” for “illegal immigration”

The new Austrian government mistakes “asylum” for “illegal immigration”

With the use of exaggerated vocabulary, feebly concealed prejudice and manipulation techniques, the asylum policy of the ÖVP and the FPÖ conveys a clear message. Refugees are no longer welcome in Austria.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
8 Jan 2018 Austria
Will Bulgaria sacrifice a national park to host a skiing resort?

Will Bulgaria sacrifice a national park to host a skiing resort?

Over the winter holidays, many Bulgarians repeatedly took to the streets of Sofia to protest against the destruction of Pirin National Park. What is the reason for the planned lodging? The authorities want to make way for skiing.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
5 Jan 2018 Eastern Europe
First baby of the year showered with xenophobic hatred

First baby of the year showered with xenophobic hatred

Some of the comments posted under a newspaper's Facebook post about the first baby of the year were so xenophobic that they have since then been reported as hate speech.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
5 Jan 2018 Austria
Ministry of Education dissolves think tank on education policy

Ministry of Education dissolves think tank on education policy

After the winter holidays, Slovaks were shocked to learn that the Institute of Education Policy had been quietly dissolved during the Christmas break. The head of the institute was fired, and the remaining staff was re-shuffled to other departments.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
4 Jan 2018 Slovakia
Estonian medical centers at risk for cybercrime

Estonian medical centers at risk for cybercrime

Cost concerns may be preventing Estonian hospitals and medical centers from protecting themselves against computer hackers, putting patients' sensitive medical records at risk.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
4 Jan 2018 Estonia
What a new soup kitchen for children says about social policy in Bosnia

What a new soup kitchen for children says about social policy in Bosnia

The alarming percentage of children who live in poverty does not inspire Bosnian governmental officials to act. Instead, they gladly hand over their responsibilities to the civil society.
Lidija Pisker recommended by Lidija Pisker NewSMavens, Southern Europe
3 Jan 2018 Southern Europe
From sworn virgins to unwanted female fetuses -- gender inequality in Montenegro

From sworn virgins to unwanted female fetuses -- gender inequality in Montenegro

Statistics reveal that Montenegro is right up there with East and South Asia and the Caucasus, where imbalanced sex statistics indicate the practice of terminating pregnancies based on the predicted sex of the fetus.
Lidija Pisker recommended by Lidija Pisker NewSMavens, Southern Europe
22 Dec 2017 Southern Europe
Sudanese refugees deported from Belgium were tortured back home 

Sudanese refugees deported from Belgium were tortured back home 

A few months ago the Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Simplification, Theo Francken, invited Sudanese government officials to identify migrants and arrange documents for their forced repatriation.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
21 Dec 2017 Belgium
People with dementia are forgotten in Estonia

People with dementia are forgotten in Estonia

The number of people with dementia will triple in the next 30 years, WHO warns. Estonia already struggles with taking care of its sick elderly, so people seek loopholes in the system.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
21 Dec 2017 Estonia
Austria substitutes women’s agenda with conservative family policy

Austria substitutes women’s agenda with conservative family policy

Just how much the new government misunderstands the problems of women is evident in their program. Women’s rights are now part of the agenda of the Ministry of Family Affairs.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
20 Dec 2017 Austria
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