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Political power-play may cost BiH 30 million euros 

Bosnia and Herzegovina still stands to lose millions of euros in EU pre-accession funds for agriculture, due to the failure of its two entities to compromise. Will the EU tolerate yet another delay or redirect the funds elsewhere?
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
5 Jan 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Malta unveils its first-ever migrant integration strategy

Migrants will learn about-the country's values, standards and culture. Although this strategy replaced a highly criticized policy, it is not perfect yet. It fails to specify what happens when an asylum application is rejected. 
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
18 Dec 2017 Malta

Roma professionals  are not welcome in Brussels

10-12 million Roma people live in Europe, half of them in EU countries. Nevertheless, there's hardly any Roma person working in the EU institutions  have a considerable impact on their lives.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
15 Dec 2017 Eastern Europe

Atheists' rights violated in Italy

Italy is among the 85 countries in the world where atheists and agnostics suffer serious violations of their rights. While apostasy and blasphemy are not punishable by death, the picture is still disheartening.
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
7 Dec 2017 Italy

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

Ireland shows its strength in Brexit negotiations

If, for the first time in 800 years, Ireland is proving to be in a much stronger political position than Britain, what does that say about what Brexit is doing to Britain’s strength?
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
6 Dec 2017 Ireland

Hungary banishes disabled citizens to remote areas

Far away from the sight of people, preferably in remote villages -- that is the appropriate place for disabled citizens according to their government. The controversial move is being financed with EU funds.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
5 Dec 2017 Hungary

Bratislava -- the "brainiest" capital of the EU

Every fifth person who lives in the Slovak capital works in the brain business. Why is it that Bratislava beats all European capitals -- from Paris to Stockholm?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
27 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Torture, rape and hunger in Libyan refugee camps

"Big, strong boys for field work," says a voice that could be that of an auctioneer: "800 ... 900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100" is heard before two men are sold for 875 dollars.  
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
21 Nov 2017 Austria

Slovakia will not host the European Medicines Agency

How could we expect to persuade hundreds of specialists and authorities to come to our beloved Slovakia, if we cannot even hold our own talented young, who leave in massive numbers every year to work and study in the West?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
21 Nov 2017 Slovakia

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

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

Poland may soon face sanctions from the EU

A resolution was passed on Wednesday which includes the decision to launch Article 7 of the EU treaty. Often referred to as an "atomic option", the article opens the door to imposing sanctions on a member state.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
17 Nov 2017 Poland

Can the EU force Slovakia to stop discriminating Roma children?

If the situation does not improve, the European Commission will sue Slovakia for violating EU law. That might cost the government quite a sum.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
14 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Watch the right -- it's changing fast

Without knowing exactly what Alt Right means in the US we cannot discern its evolution from a general internet mob into a new theoretical construct, or realize just how hungrily it draws its ideological and tactical inspirations from Europe.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
12 Nov 2017 Europe

EU civil servants prefer to quit their jobs than move to Slovakia

Most likely, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will soon move to Bratislava. However, the LGBT employees of the agency are not too happy about going east.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
10 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Meet the women who shape Brussels

As we observe the lack of gender parity in EU institutions, we can either scold the organizations or strengthen the women who made it in Brussels against all odds. Politico just did the later.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
10 Nov 2017 Europe

A new image for an old continent 

Europe has coined many definitions for itself over the centuries. But what serves as a definition of Europe today is so old and out of style that it neither holds the continent together nor gets us past the doorman to global influence.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
1 Nov 2017 Europe

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

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
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