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

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.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
16 Jan 2018 Romania

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.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
10 Jan 2018 Belgium

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.
Ana Maria Luca recommended by Ana Maria Luca NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
10 Jan 2018 Eastern Europe

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.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
4 Jan 2018 Slovakia

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.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
14 Dec 2017 Estonia

Buwog 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, .
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
14 Dec 2017 Austria

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.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
11 Dec 2017 Malta

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.”
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 United Kingdom

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?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
4 Dec 2017 Slovakia

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.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
29 Nov 2017 Ireland

Austrian Ski 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.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
26 Nov 2017 Austria

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.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
24 Nov 2017 Slovakia

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.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
17 Nov 2017 Belgium

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.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
14 Nov 2017 Europe

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. 
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
10 Nov 2017 Hungary

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.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
7 Nov 2017 Europe

The case of Peter Pilz

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.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
6 Nov 2017 Austria

#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.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
27 Oct 2017 Hungary

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?
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
26 Oct 2017 Estonia
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