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Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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International custody disputes pose problems in Slovakia

The conflict in a Slovak-Ecuadorian family show the struggle of parents who have custody of their children but not the cooperation of their Slovak ex-partners.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Parents on trial in Stuttgart after forcing their daugther to marry

A young woman has filed a lawsuit against her family that kidnapped, trafficked and married her off against her will. All because she refused to follow a traditional lifestyle.
Daria Sukharchuk recommended by Daria Sukharchuk NewsMaVens, Germany
16 Jan 2018 Germany

Romanian doctors stage strike over government funding 

The new year began in Romania with about half of its 10,000 family doctors refusing to renew their contracts with the national health insurance company.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
11 Jan 2018 Eastern Europe

Slovakia lifts two childbirth-related fees

Fathers in Slovakia who want to be present for the birth of their child no longer will be charged for the privilege, and expectant mothers will no longer be charged for pain-reliving epidurals.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
11 Jan 2018 Slovakia

If the Irish are 'wealthier than ever', why don't we feel it?

This year marks a decade since recession hit Ireland in 2008. Economically -- on paper at least -- the recovery has been remarkable. Yet the headline figures on economic progress hide recession scars, which many households are still suffering.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
10 Jan 2018 Ireland

Gambling machines go dark in Bratislava pubs

A campaign to shut down gaming machines in pubs won widespread support after activists touted the ban as a way to protect families from being hurt by gambling addiction. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
3 Jan 2018 Slovakia

How to slow down at Christmas 

Most Hungarians are still familiarizing themselves with the slow movement. There are slow restaurants and workshops on slow parenting, but this is probably the first time that slow Christmas has been widely celebrated in Budapest.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
25 Dec 2017 Hungary

People with dementia are forgotten in Estonia

The number of people with dementia will triple in the next 30 years, WHO warns. Estonia already struggles with taking care of its sick elderly, so people seek loopholes in the system.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
21 Dec 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

In Poland childbirth has to hurt 

Giving birth in Poland is associated with an enormous amount of stress and pain. So much so, that some women leave hospitals with post traumatic stress disorder.
Anna J. Dudek recommended by Anna J. Dudek Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
22 Nov 2017 Poland

When mothers can't afford to work

The number of stay-at-home mothers in Ireland has fallen quite dramatically, yet they still outnumber their male counterparts by more than 40 times. Only 3 out 5 Irish women work. What seems to be the obstacle? 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
22 Nov 2017 Ireland

Backward momentum -- politicians propose withdrawing free childcare

In Upper Austria, the ÖVP and the FPÖ seem to believe that withdrawing free afternoon childcare will solve all of Austria's educational and social problems in one go. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
20 Nov 2017 Austria

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

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

BiH's weak commitment to educating the disabled

At the beginning of 2018, parents and their disabled children may witness history repeat itself. Will they have nowhere to go and no one to turn to once again?
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Slovakia maternity leave is a risky business

Yes, Slovak law guarantees maternity LEAVE. It's the going back to work part that can be tricky.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
3 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Senior care will go from bad to worse in Slovakia

Slovakia is facing a dire dearth of care facilities for elders. It is virtually impossible to find a place unless someone dies.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
1 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Disability in Roma children due to incest, says Slovak Minister

Why is our Minister of the Interior putting forth an argument with no numbers to back it up?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
26 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Bullying -- naming a blind spot in Hungarian youth culture

Bullying has always been present in youth communities but only recently did it become clear that it is not an inevitable part of growing up. Educating children on how to recognize abuse and teachers how to help has only just begun. 
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
25 Oct 2017 Hungary

Let them shoot guns -- Hungary invests in education

If shooting does become part of the curriculum -- mandatory or otherwise -- the country will face a huge danger: the militarization of children.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
19 Oct 2017 Hungary
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