Prime Minister resigns following a pedophilia scandal in the police
The case, discovered early in 2018, has shaken the Romanian government and caused a breach of public trust in the police. Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose announced his resignation.
16 Jan 2018
Why Belgium can't get a handle on hit-and-runs
It was a terrible start to 2018: back-to-back hit-and-run accidents where the driver left the scene. Shame on Belgian drivers, who seem to be the slowest learners regarding road safety.
10 Jan 2018
Fraud and malpractice cases shakes Romania’s health system
Hundreds, maybe thousands of Romanians died waiting for transplants, while the rich and powerful received priority treatments. Yet, this is only one of the recent scandals in the country's health sector.
10 Jan 2018
Ministry of Education dissolves think tank on education policy
After the winter holidays, Slovaks were shocked to learn that the Institute of Education Policy had been quietly dissolved during the Christmas break. The head of the institute was fired, and the remaining staff was re-shuffled to other departments.
4 Jan 2018
Estonian cross-country skier Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is free of doping suspicions
In 2014 -- nearly a decade later after Šmigun-Vähi won the gold in Torino -- Russian media began to insinuate that she had used illicit drugs to get her place on the podium.
14 Dec 2017
affair – The biggest corruption scandal in Austria
Karl-Heinz Grasser, the former Minister of Finance and shooting star of the last FPÖ ÖVP government, along with the most powerful lobbyists in the country, are about to be tried for corruption, .
14 Dec 2017
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.
11 Dec 2017
Israeli and Palestinian voices speak out about Trump's declaration
Trump “acts in a very irresponsible way. He will not have to clean up his mess. He will not have to deal with the consequences of his policies. We will have to suffer because of Trump’s reckless behavior.”
11 Dec 2017
Former Supreme Court president sued for contributing to conspiracy media
This case triggered an interesting debate in Slovakia. Being a public official, how much can you communicate in the media, especially the ones known to foster conspiracy theories?
4 Dec 2017
Irish Deputy Prime Minister resigns after a whistleblower controversy
In the run up to Christmas, the last thing the Irish public wanted was a snap general election. But up to lunchtime on Tuesday, after a week of political posturing that had whipped itself into a crisis, it was looking increasingly likely.
29 Nov 2017
Association in the 1970s -- When rape was commonplace
It’s been difficult to look forward the joys of winter, lately. The subject of sexual violence continues to dominate headlines, as two ex-professional skiers share stories of abuse dating back to the 1970s.
26 Nov 2017
If you don't have a Filipino housemaid, you're not in
Hiring a Filipino housemaid is significantly more expensive than hiring a Slovak. The cleaning agency that offers their services justifies high prices by promising increased privacy. After all, Filipino maids do not speak Slovak.
24 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