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Newsmavens is a media start-up within Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest liberal broadsheet published by Agora S.A. Newsmavens is currently financed by Gazeta Wyborcza and Google DNI Fund. Gazeta Wyborcza, Agora SA Czerska 8/10
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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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International custody disputes pose problems in Slovakia

The conflict in a Slovak-Ecuadorian family show the struggle of parents who have custody of their children but not the cooperation of their Slovak ex-partners.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Jan 2018 Slovakia

What will happen to French Jihadi Emilie König?

She was the most wanted female French jihadi. This week, Le Monde revealed that Emilie König, captured by the Kurdish forces in Syria, has been detained since December.
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
8 Jan 2018 Europe

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

Deradicalization -- a buzzword but above all a big challenge  

In counter-terrorism strategy “deradicalisation” is a key term. But what does it actually mean? How do we disengage ISIS fighters? No country has the perfect solution. Yet the story of Omar shows it can be done.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
14 Dec 2017 Belgium

The prison that wouldn't open

The cornerstone for the future state penitentiary facility in BiH was laid in 2006 but the building, announced to be the “safest prison in the region”, is still not operational.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
12 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Israeli and Palestinian voices speak out about Trump's declaration

Trump “acts in a very irresponsible way. He will not have to clean up his mess. He will not have to deal with the consequences of his policies. We will have to suffer because of Trump’s reckless behavior.”
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 United Kingdom

Dismantling civil war -- Why do neighbors start killing each other?

Writer Janne Teller warns that “either the moderates keep together [in Europe], or extremists will split us up.” As a scholar of the Balkan war believes that history is on the brink of repeating itself.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
24 Nov 2017 Hungary

Buffer zone bell empowers Cypriots

An unusual artwork has appeared in Nicosia, Cyprus, in the UN-controlled buffer between the Greek and Turkish zones. Its sculptor hopes it will bring an accessible, secular tone to the divided island. 
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
21 Nov 2017 Europe

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

Activist attacked in Slovakia

A Swedish activist of Middle Eastern origin was assaulted in Slovakia. However, the case is not isolated: he was harassed in his native Sweden as well.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
14 Nov 2017 Slovakia

When villains become heroes 

Promoting WWII Nazi collaborators as “national heroes” is endemic in all of the former-Yugoslavia states. Their watered-down biographies replace the term “collaborationist” with “controversial” and/or “anticommunist”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
6 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Politicians not speaking the same language -- deadlock in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing government for 10 months, with a proposed Irish language act considered the main issue holding up a deal. But does the divide run deeper than that?
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
2 Nov 2017 Ireland

How Belgium imported the Catalan crisis

The sudden appearance of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in Brussels cleaves Belgian politics. He didn't seek political asylum (yet), but nobody knows what else he could seek in Belgium. 
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
31 Oct 2017 Belgium

What Catalonia can teach us about Spain

It is not surprising that a region that is wealthier than the rest will rebel against a government that has not been able to pull the country out of crisis fast enough.
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau recommended by Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau The Market Mogul, United Kingdom
17 Oct 2017 United Kingdom

Crushing the Catalan Dream

Catalan voters and their children will undoubtedly have bitterer memories of today, even in decades from now.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
2 Oct 2017 Europe

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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