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Roma professionals  are not welcome in Brussels

Roma professionals  are not welcome in Brussels

10-12 million Roma people live in Europe, half of them in EU countries. Nevertheless, there's hardly any Roma person working in the EU institutions  have a considerable impact on their lives.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
15 Dec 2017 Eastern Europe
No legal experience necessary to become a constitutional judge

No legal experience necessary to become a constitutional judge

Why appoint a judge when you can employ a politician or a public notary at the Constitutional Court? With this move the Slovak president breaks a three-year-long impasse.  
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
15 Dec 2017 Slovakia
The wave of anti-vaccination superstitions reaches Bosnia

The wave of anti-vaccination superstitions reaches Bosnia

Anti-vaccination movements, lead by obscure “health gurus”, are increasinly visible in the Balkans. Some online media lend a helpful hand by spreading false information in exchange for precious "clicks and likes”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
15 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Main Italian newspapers under attack by neo-fascist group

Main Italian newspapers under attack by neo-fascist group

Repubblica and l'Espresso, two of the main Italian newspapers, were attacked by a small group of neo-fascists. This is the latest in a series of such attacks. It is high time to apply the law and ban neo-fascist groups across Europe.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
14 Dec 2017 Italy
US Ambassador in Romania ties weakening judiciary with growing Russian influence

US Ambassador in Romania ties weakening judiciary with growing Russian influence

The US Ambassador in Romania, Hans Klemm, expressed his “profound concern” over the current parliamentary debates, which could “undermine everything that Romania has done in the last 15-20 years” to counter corruption.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
12 Dec 2017 Romania
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.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
11 Dec 2017 Malta
Janusz Waluś -- murderer, neo-fascist, racist and idol of the alt-right

Janusz Waluś -- murderer, neo-fascist, racist and idol of the alt-right

The National-Radical Camp (ONR), an extreme nationalist movement, organizes a tournament of  indoor soccer to commemorate Janusz Waluś. The only thing their idol is famous for is killing a leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
5 Dec 2017 Poland
NGOs denied permits to help the poor in public

NGOs denied permits to help the poor in public

According to NGOs, the Fidesz party is already planning for the next general election this spring and therefore does not want potential voters to see long queues of hungry people waiting for a plate of hot soup.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
30 Nov 2017 Hungary
Polish Post withholds packages with abortion pills

Polish Post withholds packages with abortion pills

Since the end of October, no packages containing Misoprostol or Mifepristone sent by organizations helping Polish women, have been delivered. For unknown reasons, the Polish Post fails to register them.
Martyna Kraus recommended by Martyna Kraus Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
29 Nov 2017 Poland
Young Slovaks believe they should protect the white race

Young Slovaks believe they should protect the white race

According to a new study, almost 60% of young people in Slovakia are convinced that they must protect Christianity from Islam. At the same time, the vast majority of them would not like to have an extremist for a neighbor. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
29 Nov 2017 Slovakia
Only in Poland  -- media mogul priest receives government funding to fight crime

Only in Poland  -- media mogul priest receives government funding to fight crime

The foundation of Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, media tycoon and key ally to Poland's current ruling party, received 600 thousand zlotys (140 thousand euros) to combat crime. Meanwhile, organizations that actually deal with the problem received nothing.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
28 Nov 2017 Poland
Torture, rape and hunger in Libyan refugee camps

Torture, rape and hunger in Libyan refugee camps

"Big, strong boys for field work," says a voice that could be that of an auctioneer: "800 ... 900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100" is heard before two men are sold for 875 dollars.  
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
21 Nov 2017 Austria
Want to protect a national forest? Be prepared to get naked at a police station

Want to protect a national forest? Be prepared to get naked at a police station

The Polish government ordered the logging of one of the oldest forests in Europe. 24 activists, who oppose it, were detained and forced to undress and withstand inappropriate comments of the police officers. 
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
21 Nov 2017 Poland
Romanians resist government's questionable reforms

Romanians resist government's questionable reforms

Thousands of Romanians demonstrated on Sunday evening against plans to impose a package of judiciary laws and to amend the current fiscal code. While the government pretends to emphatize, it seems determined not to steer off course.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
21 Nov 2017 Romania
Thousands of homeless Hungarians face winter without shelter

Thousands of homeless Hungarians face winter without shelter

A few years ago, the biggest cities banned the homeless from living on the streets. Most citizens backed this initiative. Even though they know it is not a solution, they literally prefer not to face the problem each day. 
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
21 Nov 2017 Hungary
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
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