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

Belgium discusses euthanasia for the mentally ill

There is a clash between defenders and opponents of this idea. They argue about whether hopeless suffering is subjective, and ask -- can we decide whose suffering is unbearable enough?  
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
9 Nov 2017 Belgium

Study finds Hungarians have given up on their dreams

Dreaming is much more than just a vague idea: it is a source of motivation. Voicing our desires inspires us to plan for the future, and work hard so that our dreams come true. Losing this „ability” is an alarming sign.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
8 Nov 2017 Hungary

Hungarian government rethinks the Hippocratic Oath

A new law coming into force next year will require GPs to collect a lot more information about us than ever before. And guess what: the government will have access to that data.  
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
2 Nov 2017 Hungary

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

Poland (sort of) legalizes medical marijuana

From today on, Polish patients will find themselves in a truly Kafkian situation. Yes, they can finally buy medical marijuana. But no one in Poland is allowed to grow it.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
31 Oct 2017 Poland

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

Can doctors win the hunger games?

Monday is day 14 of a hunger strike at a Warsaw pediatric hospital that began October 2. Talks with the government so far have ended in fiasco, doctors have asked the Polish president for help.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
15 Oct 2017 Poland

The Never-ending story of Italy’s biggest steel mill

The setting: Ilva di Taranto, Europe's largest steel mill. The characters: the mill owners and workers protesting layoffs. The supporting roles: the environment and public health. 
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
13 Oct 2017 Italy

Big Slovak kids

Kids these days are different then they were a generation ago.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
8 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Estonia's unfaced drug problem

Estonians have gotten used to witnessing various odd behaviors in public spaces, like incessant scratching, a common withdrawal symptom.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
6 Oct 2017 Estonia

The anti-vaccination movement demonstrates alarming level of social distrust

Advocates of "freedom of choice" refer to alleged "vaccine damage", which has never been scientifically proven. But mistrust in the "system" is such that it is not enough to appeal to logic and common sense.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
5 Oct 2017 Italy

Get in line! The endless queue for care

Those who want to be treated by a specialist as soon as possible can say goodbye to public healthcare and choose private centers, instead. But that's a choice that not many can afford to make.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
3 Oct 2017 Hungary

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

25 million unsafe abortions last year

Gentle reminder from WHO: Dear world, banning abortion does not actually reduce the number abortions performed. It only makes the procedure less safe for the women.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
28 Sep 2017 Austria

These parents of disabled children are  unstoppable

When an educational program for disabled kids is rolled back, their parents take a stand. "Our son is now talking ... For us, this is invaluable progress. Equally, each day he misses out on his education is an irreplaceable loss."
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
28 Sep 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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