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.
20 Nov 2017
TV personality felled by #MeToo cried "witch hunt" before going down
He was accused of relatively "mild" offences: sending explicit text messages and driving by someone's house. As more women began to testify, it became clear that these were symptoms of systematic and predatory behavior.
17 Nov 2017
How to get the biggest scoop of your career
When it was first revealed that he had been contacted by the man known to this day as John Doe to receive the explosive data leaked from Mossack-Fonseca, many wondered what black magic Obermayer had used to attract such a bounty.
14 Nov 2017
When your father is accused of sexual harassment
Since the Weinstein case broke open the culture of abuse, what remains missing from public debate is the perspective of abuser's families. The children, wives and parents who now must reconstruct their image of the perpetrator.
10 Nov 2017
Fashion crimes -- Zara shoppers get reality check
Oh, we know. We know textile laborers are underpaid and mistreated. It was on the news too often for anyone to plead ignorance. We know, but we conveniently forget every time we enter a shopping mall.
7 Nov 2017
Another high profile career has been undermined by allegations of sexual assault. This time the man in question is Peter Pilz, a Austrian MP and former member of the Green party who, since July 2017, has successfully led his own party.
6 Nov 2017
#MeToo: László Marton denounced
In the past few days, many Hungarians have joined the #MeToo campaign. Ten women have accused László Marton, a renowned director and iconic figure of the theatre scene.
27 Oct 2017
There are no excuses for Harvey Weinstein's behavior. But let's not confuse sexism with sexiness. We're not all perverts and sluts.
26 Oct 2017
Estonia's ex-PM accused of sexual harassment
One of the most popular Estonian politicians, the cover boy of the leading Reform Party, the shining example, ex-PM Taavi Rõivas, has been accused of sexual harassment. How will he come out of this?
26 Oct 2017
When banks lie to lenders -- the Irish Tracker Mortgage Scandal
The "largest scam ever perpetrated on customers in the State", was how David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation described the tracker mortgage scandal that broke in Ireland this week.
23 Oct 2017
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.
22 Oct 2017
Former MPs finally see justice in major corruption scandal
Ten years after a dodgy former Slovak MPs mishandled a 90 million EUR tender, the first sentences have finally been handed down. How long are we going to wait for the next ones?
19 Oct 2017
Grounded marine researcher haunted by his past
Was a priceless artefact found in Estonian waters handed over to Finnish researchers because of a petty rivalry?
19 Oct 2017
Coming soon: eccentric Slovak billionaire as new Czech PM
Despite findings that Andrej Babiš may have been an agent of ŠTB -- a secret police force in Czechoslovakia -- polls show that he could very well be elected.
18 Oct 2017
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.
17 Oct 2017
Austria reacts to the Weinstein debacle
The widespread outrage in Austrian media echoes another wave of anger towards the discourse around sexual harassment.
12 Oct 2017
The unexpected leg hair scandal
Swedish artist, model and photographer Arvida Byström has become the victim of online sexual harassment after posing for an ad with unshaven legs.
11 Oct 2017
What part of 'No' does 20 percent of Ireland not understand?
The issue of consent unleashed a media storm in Ireland when George Hook, a high-profile broadcaster, made victim blaiming comments on national radio.
10 Oct 2017
Will Austria clean up dirty campaigns?
One of Austria's main parties has called to make "dirty campaigning" a criminal offense. While it seems reasonable to keep such practices to a minimum ... some see it as a threat to freedom of information and opinion.
9 Oct 2017