Will the resignation of the Slovak PM change anything?
After massive protests over the murder of a journalist and his fiancee, Slovakia's prime minister has agreed to follow the interior minister and step down. But their departures may not bring real change to the government.
16 Mar 2018
A minister resigned, but Slovaks want more
The murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová have led to the largest demonstrations in Slovakia since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Protestors share a single demand: an entirely new government.
13 Mar 2018
Counterfeit Russian art throws a shadow over the Ghent museum
A collection of Russian avant-garde paintings at the Ghent Fine Arts Museum is under intense scrutiny after Belgian and Russian art experts cast doubt on its authenticity.
9 Mar 2018
One of Solidarity's legendary leaders
detained by police -- again
In June 2017, Władysław Frasyniuk protested in the streets and was removed by policemen. Eight months later, they showed up at his house at 6am and transported him to the prosecutors office, in a replay of events that took place under communism.
21 Feb 2018
When airport robberies become a national
Thefts by airport workers targeting passengers' luggage in Budapest have raised larger issues of airport security.
15 Feb 2018
More rape victims come forward in Romania
Reports of sexual assault have nearly doubled in the last two years. While the numbers can seem shocking, they may be due to encouraging factors.
9 Feb 2018
1 in 10 online child sex abuse images discovered in Ireland feature infants
Half of them show the rape of a child, according to new data published this week. Statistics also reveal that pedophiles have learned to disguise their online activity.
7 Feb 2018
A ray of anti-corruption hope appears in Romania
Dragos Băsescu, nephew of former president Traian Băsescu, was sentenced to three years in prison for influence peddling. The judges found him guilty of asking for one million euros in exchange for “solving” the legal troubles of a businessman.
7 Feb 2018
When the state deals with the mafia
In 2013, a trial against politicians accused of having dealings with the Mafia began. After 4 years and 8 months, 210 hearings and countless documents, the proceedings are about to come to an end.
1 Feb 2018
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?
3 Jan 2018
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.
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.
11 Dec 2017
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.
15 Nov 2017
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.
9 Nov 2017
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.
8 Nov 2017
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.
25 Oct 2017
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.
10 Oct 2017
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.
29 Sep 2017
University professor wants to solve world hunger with colonialism
The evidence is clear. Yet Professor Gilley still managed to get his unsavory dissertation published.
29 Sep 2017