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

A common enemy unites the Hungarian liberals and the far-right

If someone told me a year ago that the Hungarian liberal opposition would join the far-right party, Jobbik, during a manifestation, I would not have believed it. But this is exactly what is going to happen today.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
15 Dec 2017 Hungary

Main Italian newspapers under attack by neo-fascist group

Repubblica and l'Espresso, two of the main Italian newspapers, were attacked by a small group of neo-fascists. This is the latest in a series of such attacks. It is high time to apply the law and ban neo-fascist groups across Europe.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
14 Dec 2017 Italy

The writer who egged in vain

“Eggs are a classic weapon of protest. Throughout history, they were thrown at government cars, the symbols of central power.” explains activist and writer arrested last week.
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
13 Dec 2017 Poland

Preparation for "Day X” anti-government protests in Austria

The opponents of the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition are preparing for the inauguration of the government. But the new law on assemblies does not make civil protest any easier -- quite the opposite.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
13 Dec 2017 Austria

The 'bromance' between Flemish and Catalan nationalists is not what it seems

During the month which the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has spent in Belgium he received an especially warm welcome from the Flemish separatists. But the apparent “bromance” is fragile and uneasy for both sides.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
7 Dec 2017 Belgium

Want to protect a national forest? Be prepared to get naked at a police station

The Polish government ordered the logging of one of the oldest forests in Europe. 24 activists, who oppose it, were detained and forced to undress and withstand inappropriate comments of the police officers. 
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
21 Nov 2017 Poland

Romanians resist government's questionable reforms

Thousands of Romanians demonstrated on Sunday evening against plans to impose a package of judiciary laws and to amend the current fiscal code. While the government pretends to emphatize, it seems determined not to steer off course.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
21 Nov 2017 Romania

The 12 women who stood up to thousands of nationalists

When 60,000 marched to celebrate Polish independence on 11 November, 12 women rose to face them with a sign that read "Stop Fascism".
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland

Man sets himself on fire, Poland has déjà vu

Last week, a 54 year old Polish man set himself on fire... This story echoes a 49 year old event in which a 59 year old torched himself in the heart of Warsaw 1968 in protest of a Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
22 Oct 2017 Europe

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

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

A year after their famous march, women in Poland are reopening their umbrellas

Tuesday marks a year since thousands of women protested in the streets, in their workplaces, and in their homes, against an attack on their reproductive liberties. A year ago to the day, women have to do it again.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
3 Oct 2017 Poland

Will Irish women still need to go on abortion "holidays" in 2018?

Ireland's restrictive abortion law is forcing women with unwanted pregnancies and with fatal fetal abnormalities, to travel abroad for a termination, or order illegal abortion pills online. It is time for change.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
28 Sep 2017 Ireland

Youth movement pushes Slovakia to the brink of change

The third march of its kind so far, it was not organized by political opponents of the ruling party -- the protests are the work of students and volunteers who believe they can no longer tolerate the actions of the Slovak government.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
27 Sep 2017 Slovakia
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