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

What caused the decline of Austria's Green Party?

Austria's Green Party has lost its way. Even its members have said so. If the Green Party wants to make its way back into Austrian parliament they will have to put in a lot of work.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
18 Oct 2017 Austria

Women to blame for male contempt?

Polish women's fight for their rights has made some men so mad that they lost control over what they were saying, how they were saying it and who they were saying it against. More and more often, when men lash out at women, they hit themselves.
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
18 Oct 2017 Poland

The global flavor of Romania's homegrown homophobia

Anti gay rights initiatives contribute to a polarisation of societies. This division comes in handy to Central and Eastern Europe's illiberals who are also trying to rally voters behind a conservative vision of society. 
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
18 Oct 2017 Europe

What happens in Hungarian prison stays in prison

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights used to conduct regular inspections in Hungarian prisons. This has abruptly stopped being the case.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
17 Oct 2017 Hungary

"Bonkers and unbelievable" pension system in Ireland

The Irish state pension has been calculated based on the number weeks of work. For women who left the workforce to raise children, or in some cases simply got married, this calculation is resulting in a considerably lower payment.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
17 Oct 2017 Ireland

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

The incredibly high stakes of Warsaw's property rights scandal

Warsaw and several other Polish cities are embroiled in what's been called "restitution scandals", the hand over of state-owned properties to more, or less, legitimate private owners.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
17 Oct 2017 Europe

What Catalonia can teach us about Spain

It is not surprising that a region that is wealthier than the rest will rebel against a government that has not been able to pull the country out of crisis fast enough.
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau recommended by Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau The Market Mogul, United Kingdom
17 Oct 2017 United Kingdom

Who is Sebastian Kurz?

The 31 year old now has very high chances of becoming Austria's next chancellor and thus the youngest head of state in Europe. But who is this man?
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
17 Oct 2017 Austria

If at first you don't succeed, stall stall again

Leaving the Central European University in limbo was a strategic move from the government: 6 months out from parliamentary elections it could not risk a deal with "the enemy", nor could it risk a storm of indignation.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
15 Oct 2017 Hungary

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?
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
14 Oct 2017 Europe

Poland’s gov't reaches for film industry’s throat

The quality of modern Polish filmmaking won Poland its first Oscar (for Ida in 2014) and brought moviegoers back to the cinemas in numbers that allow the industry and its artists to thrive. There is much to lose. 
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
12 Oct 2017 Poland

Political Spouses to the Guillotine 

French MP François-Michel Lambert will quit if he’s forced to fire his wife. Now that France’s new law on the moralization of political life has come into effect, he's obliged to do just that.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
12 Oct 2017 Europe

E-voting for the Estonian Centre Party

An unprecedented number of people placed their vote online this year, but these elections are likely to strengthen the power of the ruling central party.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
11 Oct 2017 Estonia

Slovakia pays 'mates rates'

Before Radomír Bžán's links to the ruling party were published in the media, Slovak politicians didn't think 64 million EUR was too much to pay in legal fees.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
11 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Womens rights have become a trojan horse for conservative xenophobia

These parties have no actual interest in the promotion of women’s rights, but are happy to use them as an argument against refugees and Muslims.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
27 Sep 2017 Austria

Angela Merkel has not made it easier for German women to work. Why is that?

Angela Merkel is the exception that makes the rule in Germany. Women there make 21% less than men and hold under 4% of executive positions. Feminism is a bad word in the heartland of the EU and sociologists are openly calling for a women’s movement.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
15 Sep 2017 Europe
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