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Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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Slovaks are sick of developers designing their cities 

In Slovakia, we are not used to seeing politicians getting scared of the public and changing their minds, especially about a potential business opportunity. This time, however, that is exactly what happened. 
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
14 Dec 2017 Europe

Economist Marie Briguglio: culturally active citizens are happier

Having studied the effects of Malta’s "festas," Briguglio notes that it's active participation that increases life satisfaction. “Those who are passive tend to experience noise, pollution and congestion,” she adds.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
11 Dec 2017 Malta

EU will withdraw financial aid from Estonia

Economically, Estonia is doing great. So great, in fact, that the EU will slowly start cutting back on financial aid. Understandably, this makes Estonians a little anxious. Are we ready to join the circle of wealthy countries?
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
7 Dec 2017 Estonia

IMF raises concerns over property prices in Malta 

Experts reassure that we are not dealing with a housing bubble yet. However, while property prices rose by 24% in 3 years, some of the most vulnerable social groups in Malta have found themselves living in tough conditions.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
4 Dec 2017 Malta

Should politicians be paid more?

How furious would voters be if they realized that 3500 euros per month is not enough for their political representatives?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
30 Nov 2017 Slovakia

NGOs denied permits to help the poor in public

According to NGOs, the Fidesz party is already planning for the next general election this spring and therefore does not want potential voters to see long queues of hungry people waiting for a plate of hot soup.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
30 Nov 2017 Hungary

We will all get old -- and then what?

According to Estonian law, children must look after their parents or grandparents when they get old. The majority cannot afford a nursing home. Hence the parliament proposes a new project  -- special insurance for the elderly.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
30 Nov 2017 Estonia

96,723 Romanian children have parents who work abroad

Almost 100,000 Romanian children have one parent working abroad, while in 19% of cases both parents have left home to work in another country. Why does Romania rank second in the world in terms of migration?
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
28 Nov 2017 Romania

Four men and a piece of red tape -- the tragicomedy of Bosnian construction

Public officials in BiH are notoriously bad at keeping their promises when it comes to building public infrastructure. When something does get done -- no matter how unimpressive -- they dive in for a photo-op, often with hilarious results.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
27 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Angela McRobbie -- Women are the modern faces of poverty

"The slogan 'You can achieve anything' drives fear of failure as well as extreme forms of self-discipline. The vision of a perfect life ultimately leads to precariousness," claims the influential cultural scientist.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
24 Nov 2017 Austria

Estonia is no longer a cheap booze paradise 

The tax on alcohol has increased almost twofold since July as part of a government program to fight alcohol-related diseases. But no worries, the Estonians get by. They now buy their liquor in Latvia.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
23 Nov 2017 Estonia

Sanctions for the energy sector once again looming over Bosnia and Herzegovina 

B&H is already the first country that was sanctioned by the Energy Community. Now it is about to be rebuked for a third time.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
20 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

It is not easy to check out from Mama Hotel 

There are some young adults who find it convenient to have “room service” and hot meals every day, but the majority of them are forced to live at home. Buying or even renting an apartment has become a fantasy for many young Hungarians. 
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
17 Nov 2017 Hungary

Is Ireland entering another property bubble?

House prices are predicted to rise by at least 12% in the next three years -- a statistic that shoots right to the heart of first-time buyers. Average prices in Dublin are rising by 100 euros per day, 4.50 euros per hour, or 7 cents a minute. 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
17 Nov 2017 Ireland

The future of full-time. Labor market after robots

One of the most vivid nightmares of nationalists worldwide is the scenario where “THEY steal our jobs”. Replace “THEM” with whatever suits you. In the UK - Poles, in Poland - Ukrainians, in France - Algerians. But what if THEY are robots?
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
16 Nov 2017 Europe

Wanted: Teachers in Bratislava

Elementary school teachers can no longer afford to live in the capital of Slovakia. If the costs of living continue to rise and teachers’ salaries don’t, Bratislava will be looking at full classrooms with no one to work in them.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
2 Nov 2017 Slovakia

The farce of Italy's regional referendum

On October 22, an autonomy referendum was held in the rich Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto: a true farce endorsed by all political parties that cost tax payers over 60 million EUR.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
31 Oct 2017 Italy

Waiting for Godot -- BiH's clogged reform pipeline

A year and a half has passed, since Fadil Novalić, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) laid out an ambitious one-year plan for economic reforms.Today, most of it is still only on paper.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
30 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bing's only user

Abolishing competition is a natural reaction for any company that has the possibility to do so, and it is our role as a society to safeguard the rights of the consumers by preventing -- or punishing -- this behavior.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
26 Oct 2017 Europe

Is it time to domesticate the unicorns?

While the world's largest companies have been disrupting markets, regulations have struggled to catch them. With some of these unicorns expanding around the world, it's time to think about how to bring them under some semblance of control.
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau recommended by Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau The Market Mogul, United Kingdom
24 Oct 2017 United Kingdom
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