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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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What happens in Hungarian prison stays in prison

What happens in Hungarian prison stays in prison

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights used to conduct regular inspections in Hungarian prisons. This has abruptly stopped being the case.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
17 Oct 2017 Hungary
Election day in Austria: a swing to the (far) right

Election day in Austria: a swing to the (far) right

After what seemed like one of the longest and most exhausting campaigns ever, Austria's elections are finally over. As people headed to the polls in glorious fall sunshine this past Sunday, voter turnout was guessed to have been as high as 79%.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
15 Oct 2017 Austria
Poland’s gov't reaches for film industry’s throat

Poland’s gov't reaches for film industry’s throat

The quality of modern Polish filmmaking won Poland its first Oscar (for Ida in 2014) and brought moviegoers back to the cinemas in numbers that allow the industry and its artists to thrive. There is much to lose. 
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
12 Oct 2017 Poland
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
9 Oct 2017 Poland
Estonia's unfaced drug problem

Estonia's unfaced drug problem

Estonians have gotten used to witnessing various odd behaviors in public spaces, like incessant scratching, a common withdrawal symptom.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
6 Oct 2017 Estonia
Is there really such a thing as "playing safe"?

Is there really such a thing as "playing safe"?

The father of a child who injured herself in kindergarten sued and won, prompting many teachers to wonder if they will ever dare to let kids engage in active play again.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
5 Oct 2017 Austria
The anti-vaccination movement demonstrates alarming level of social distrust

The anti-vaccination movement demonstrates alarming level of social distrust

Advocates of "freedom of choice" refer to alleged "vaccine damage", which has never been scientifically proven. But mistrust in the "system" is such that it is not enough to appeal to logic and common sense.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
5 Oct 2017 Italy
Ancient forest on sale to pay for social policy

Ancient forest on sale to pay for social policy

The Białowieża Forest is being hacked away tree by tree by a minister eager to deliver his quota to a national budget strained by social benefits that PiS promised to get elected. With it goes a priceless relic of a Europe long developed away.
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
5 Oct 2017 Poland
The devil in the details of integration policies

The devil in the details of integration policies

Many children in Žilina are born with debt when their parents don't pay the town for waste removal. When this happens, they are not available for free public transport and cannot get to school.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
3 Oct 2017 Slovakia
Fascists and a Tofu King up for election

Fascists and a Tofu King up for election

Slovakia's regional elections are coming up and there are as many candidates from the opposition as there are members of a fascist party on the ballot. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
3 Oct 2017 Slovakia
Want to adopt a child? Slovakia has unwanted Roma for you

Want to adopt a child? Slovakia has unwanted Roma for you

Children who are put up for international adoption are considered "unadoptable" in Slovakia. And all of them are Roma.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
2 Oct 2017 Slovakia
Is Airbnb turning Venice into a Disneyland lagoon?

Is Airbnb turning Venice into a Disneyland lagoon?

The rise of mass tourism, mostly brought on by the low-cost holiday boom (read: Airbnb), is changing the face of many Italian cities. City centers laden with priceless art and historical monuments risk being reduced to tourist exhibitions.
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
28 Sep 2017 Italy
Robbing the poor to give to the rich?

Robbing the poor to give to the rich?

Part of Hungary is literally being sold to a privileged elite loyal to the government.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
26 Sep 2017 Hungary
Growing up in a hotel: The reality for thousands of homeless Irish children

Growing up in a hotel: The reality for thousands of homeless Irish children

For thousands of children in Ireland today, a hotel room is home. Can you imagine living family life within the confines of those four walls? 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
26 Sep 2017 Ireland
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
25 Sep 2017 Slovakia
What can be worse than a teenage suicide? Politicians using it to spread homophobia

What can be worse than a teenage suicide? Politicians using it to spread homophobia

There are times when cruel words kill and times when loaded statements blow open the door to further violence. This past week Poland saw examples of both.
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
24 Sep 2017 Poland
Catholic oddity tipped to succeed Theresa May

Catholic oddity tipped to succeed Theresa May

When asked if he is against abortion for rape victims, UK MP Jacob Rees-Mogg airily answered: “Afraid so”.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
7 Sep 2017 Europe
War: coming soon?

War: coming soon?

When Russia flexes its military muscles, it nudges Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and by extension, the European Union and NATO. And probably you, too.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
1 Sep 2017 Europe
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