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Lea Berriault Managing Editor

Homeless Parisians get headcount

Paris conducted its first homelessness study this month, sending city hall employees into the streets to start tallying the numbers.
Lara Bullens recommended by Lara Bullens NewsMavens, Western Europe
20 Feb 2018 Western Europe

How to slow down at Christmas 

Most Hungarians are still familiarizing themselves with the slow movement. There are slow restaurants and workshops on slow parenting, but this is probably the first time that slow Christmas has been widely celebrated in Budapest.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
25 Dec 2017 Hungary

The Grenfell tower fire: a symbol of poverty and desperation in Britain

Survivors and their families not only have to deal with an intrusive press and official investigators, but also with tourists taking selfies in front of the tower. Luckily, a group of dedicated volunteers is protecting it.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
18 Dec 2017 United Kingdom

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

When police have to react to hoaxes

Recently, a rumor of a planned terrorist attack at a Christmas market has spread in Bratislava. It got so serious that the head of the police forces, Tibor Gašpar, had to interfere and calm down the public. What was the hoax about?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
1 Dec 2017 Slovakia

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

Drivers of London's iconic black taxis are over Uber

Andy, a former chemical engineer, is studying 80 hours a week ahead of the memory test mandatory for taxi drivers in London. "I speak five languages, I’ve got two degrees, and this is easily the hardest thing I’ve done."
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
14 Nov 2017 United Kingdom

Is art worth the trouble?

Bratislava is divided over White Night festival of lights. Are mass art events worth the hassle to city officials and residents?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
9 Oct 2017 Slovakia

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

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
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