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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
corruption

Buwog affair – The biggest corruption scandal in Austria

Karl-Heinz Grasser, the former Minister of Finance and shooting star of the last FPÖ ÖVP government, along with the most powerful lobbyists in the country, are about to be tried for corruption, .
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
14 Dec 2017 Austria

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

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

Meet the young woman leading anti-corruption efforts in Slovakia

Zuzana Hlávková, age 27, is a whistleblower who exposed misuses in media campaigns for the Slovak EU Presidency.  She has just been recognized for bravery and civil activism.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
20 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Slovak PM silent after political blow

When Smer won six out of eight governorships in Slovakia, Prime Minister Robert Fico spoke up immediately after the results had gone public. But this year, four days after the elections, he remains silent.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
8 Nov 2017 Slovakia

When work and life don't balance

Peter Kovařík, newly appointed head of Slovakia's anti-corruption office, is married to a woman employed by fascist leader Marian Kotleba.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
25 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Media games -- when politicians run their own portals

The void in regulations of the media ownership matters in Bosnia and Herzegovina has made it possible for the political parties to create a number of party “bulletin boards” masked as online news media.   
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
23 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Media mogul arrested for ordering a murder

Until not long ago, powerful and influential people seemed untouchable. But ... this latest development is encouraging a feeling that justice is possible in Slovakia.  
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
23 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Former MPs finally see justice in major corruption scandal

Ten years after a dodgy former Slovak MPs mishandled a 90 million EUR tender, the first sentences have finally been handed down. How long are we going to wait for the next ones?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
19 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Political Spouses to the Guillotine 

French MP François-Michel Lambert will quit if he’s forced to fire his wife. Now that France’s new law on the moralization of political life has come into effect, he's obliged to do just that.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
12 Oct 2017 Europe

Slovakia pays 'mates rates'

Before Radomír Bžán's links to the ruling party were published in the media, Slovak politicians didn't think 64 million EUR was too much to pay in legal fees.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
11 Oct 2017 Slovakia

If the leaders of the future leave, who will lead in the future?

According to a survey 82% of young Slovak's think that politicians do not care about their opinions and just a fifth of respondents trust the National Council or the government.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
28 Sep 2017 Slovakia

Sorry, can’t come to work today. I have a severe honesty infection

Over the course of its complex history of being constantly over run and forced under the control of foreign powers, Poland has evolved a species of European with an epigenetic distrust of governments and a genius for disobedience.
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
27 Sep 2017 Poland

Youth movement pushes Slovakia to the brink of change

The third march of its kind so far, it was not organized by political opponents of the ruling party -- the protests are the work of students and volunteers who believe they can no longer tolerate the actions of the Slovak government.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
27 Sep 2017 Slovakia
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