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

Not a single Maltese drove drunk on New Year's Eve

Malta, which is known for unreliable public transportation and the lack of alternatives such as Uber, is struggling to reduce driving under the influence. Was a police action on New Year's enough to break a national bad habit?
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
3 Jan 2018 Malta

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

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

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

No silver bullet can end sexual violence in India

There has been a marked increase in European awareness of sexual violence in India. Pressure from outside and from within India has brought change, but not a solution.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
9 Nov 2017 Austria

When rapists remain unnamed

In Ireland, those accused of rape are only publicly identified if convicted, but in reality, most are never named, even after conviction, due to strict laws protecting the identity of their victims.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
8 Nov 2017 Ireland

Sexual harassment in the EU parliament 

As more and more stories about sexual harassment at the European Parliament are coming to light, Austrian MEPs demand action.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
25 Oct 2017 Austria

What part of 'No' does 20 percent of Ireland not understand?

The issue of consent unleashed a media storm in Ireland when George Hook, a high-profile broadcaster, made victim blaiming comments on national radio.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
10 Oct 2017 Ireland

Drugs are bad, but criminalising them is worse

For all the time that drugs have been around, putting people in jail for using them has helped neither the users nor their communities.
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau recommended by Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau The Market Mogul, United Kingdom
29 Sep 2017 United Kingdom

University professor wants to solve world hunger with colonialism

The evidence is clear. Yet Professor Gilley still managed to get his unsavory dissertation published.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
29 Sep 2017 Europe

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
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