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

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.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Mar 2018 Slovakia

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.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
13 Mar 2018 Slovakia

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.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
9 Mar 2018 Belgium

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.
Ada Petriczko recommended by Ada Petriczko NewsMavens, Poland
21 Feb 2018 Poland

When airport robberies become a national security issue

Thefts by airport workers targeting passengers' luggage in Budapest have raised larger issues of airport security.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
15 Feb 2018 Hungary

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.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NewsMavens, Romania
9 Feb 2018 Romania

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.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
7 Feb 2018 Ireland

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.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NewsMavens, Romania
7 Feb 2018 Romania

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.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
1 Feb 2018 Italy

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
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