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Meanwhile in Malta -- local impact of Paradise Papers 

As experts suggest that Malta's position in the global offshore architecture requires joint EU action, the government denies any manipulation and claims that, unlike in Panama, the system in Malta is perfectly transparent.
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20 Nov 2017 Europe

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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EU
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.
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26 Oct 2017 Europe

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.
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25 Oct 2017 Austria

George Soros -- the enemy every illiberal government wants to have

Despite playing an important role in countries from the Eastern block joining the European Union, or perhaps because of this, Soros is now the symbol of everything that illiberal governments are rallying their electorate against.
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24 Oct 2017 Europe

Poland demands freedom to completely outlaw abortion 

The Polish foreign ministry to the United Nations: the Polish government wants rules on abortions gone from international treaties.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
24 Oct 2017 Poland

Facebook experiments in Slovakia send media into code red

Slovak media websites panic after Facebook tests its new newsfeed there and in six other countries. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
22 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Europe's Next Genocide: Bees

It so happens that our bees are being assassinated by the unconscionable lethargy of the European Commission.
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20 Oct 2017 Europe

Why is BiH arriving late to the Balkan Transport Community?

BiH is a country with 14 parliaments and governments that operate on five different administrative levels. The matter of joining the TC has turned into a dispute between the state and one of the entities.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
17 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Retreat -- Princely advice for the EU

Prince Michael of Liechtenstein’s family created a country that enjoys all the advantages of integrated Europe without any of the constraints of being part of the Union. So why is he advising everyone else to preserve the EU?
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14 Oct 2017 Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina stuck in the door of the European Union

After a few years of unsubstantiated praise, forced optimism and pep-talks from the EU, the term "stalemate" is making a comeback in the discourse on BiH-EU relations, to the little surprise of anyone who has been watching closely. 
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11 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

A team is only as strong as its players

Perhaps, in our collective push for building and maintaining the dream of a united Europe, we have thrown the nation-state baby out with the post-war bathwater.
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8 Oct 2017 Europe
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