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Roma professionals  are not welcome in Brussels

10-12 million Roma people live in Europe, half of them in EU countries. Nevertheless, there's hardly any Roma person working in the EU institutions  have a considerable impact on their lives.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
15 Dec 2017 Eastern Europe

Poland tackles one of the most severe social inequalities in Europe

Since the turn of 1989, the share in the income of the richest group of Poles (1% of society) has doubled. Why is Poland one of Europe’s leaders in terms of inequalities?
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
11 Dec 2017 Poland

When a dream summer in the US becomes a nightmare 

Have you heard of the Work and Travel program for young people who want to visit the US? Although advertised as such, it doesn’t always turn out to be the best summer of your life.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
7 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Poland on the brink of a catastrophic nurse shortage

According to OECD data from 2015, there are 5.2 nurses per thousand inhabitants in Poland. This places our country at the very bottom of the EU. Switzerland is at the top of the list (17.9), followed by our German neighbors (13.3).
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
6 Dec 2017 Poland

Gender time gap -- Why do half of Austrian women work part-time?

The particularly high number of female part-time employees in Austria raises numerous questions. What is the underlying reason? How can we distribute work in a more balanced way?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
5 Dec 2017 Austria

Rebalancing power could prevent sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is one of the most common forms of the abuse of power. “If more women run the show, men aren’t going to act like such animals. They’re going to have women reminding them to be better behaved,” claims a Berkeley professor.  
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
27 Nov 2017 United Kingdom

Bratislava -- the "brainiest" capital of the EU

Every fifth person who lives in the Slovak capital works in the brain business. Why is it that Bratislava beats all European capitals -- from Paris to Stockholm?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
27 Nov 2017 Slovakia

When mothers can't afford to work

The number of stay-at-home mothers in Ireland has fallen quite dramatically, yet they still outnumber their male counterparts by more than 40 times. Only 3 out 5 Irish women work. What seems to be the obstacle? 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
22 Nov 2017 Ireland

Drivers of London's iconic black taxis are over Uber

Andy, a former chemical engineer, is studying 80 hours a week ahead of the memory test mandatory for taxi drivers in London. "I speak five languages, I’ve got two degrees, and this is easily the hardest thing I’ve done."
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
14 Nov 2017 United Kingdom

Why are Polish women backing out of the labor market?

Does 120 EUR more a month in the family budget really translate into 50 thousand women less on the labor market? According to magazine headlines, yes. But the real reasons are more complex.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
10 Nov 2017 Europe

Will women work less or more in an automated world?

The discourse on the future of work and working hours is very technology-driven, says labour sociologist Annika Schönauer. She questions whether everything that is technically possible should be implemented.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
7 Nov 2017 Austria

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

Busting the myth of gender equal start-ups

Mathilde Ramadier explains why codetermination, flat hierarchies and equal rights are often just empty promises in the start-up world.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
1 Nov 2017 Austria

"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

Fact-checking the Belgian Prime Minister 

'Jobs, jobs, jobs' is the current credo of Belgium's government. After three years, we see an increasing amount of them, but the numbers don't show the budgetary deficit, several adverse social effects and other broken promises.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
11 Oct 2017 Belgium

Macron the Magnificent v. Everyday Emmanuel

France has awoken besides everyday Emmanuel: a headstrong investment banker with a vision of his own for the country, and little interest in catering to the desires of the populace.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
6 Oct 2017 Europe

Mothers cheer as Estonia gives fathers a boost

The Estonian government gave fathers additional 30-days of paid time off with their newborns, which is one of the longest paid paternity leave for fathers in European Union. 
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
28 Sep 2017 Estonia

Sorry, can’t come to work today. I have a severe honesty infection

Over the course of its complex history of being constantly over run and forced under the control of foreign powers, Poland has evolved a species of European with an epigenetic distrust of governments and a genius for disobedience.
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
27 Sep 2017 Poland

It pays to be young in Estonia

Estonia is a country that loves its young people. In the spirit of putting our money where our mouthes are, this affection for our youth is clearly reflected in their salaries. 
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
26 Sep 2017 Estonia

Self-deprecation at work -- harmless fun or more harm than good?

Highlighting our professional insecurities could be more damaging in the long term than that quick laugh is worth
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
25 Sep 2017 Ireland
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