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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

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

Slovak president suddenly supports legal protection of same-sex couples

The issue of same-sex partnership is taboo for Slovak politicians. No political party present in the parliament (not even the opposition ones) supports same-sex marriages.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
12 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Malta mourns after the killing of a visionary journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist and blogger who focused on people in power, was named one of the 28 people shaping Europe’s future in 2017 by Politico. On October 16, she was killed in a car explosion.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
11 Dec 2017 Malta

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

Women in Austria demand half of the power

"Every third seat in the National Council is not enough," argue the signatories of the women's petition in an open letter to the future government.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
7 Dec 2017 Austria

The triple marginalization of disabled women in Bosnia

In Bosnia, disabilities caused by wartime injuries are more respected than the so-called “civilian” ones. Since most of war veterans are men, disabled women face discrimination by default.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
6 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Study shows that words can stop sexual violence

In a psychological study, verbal dissent proved more efficient than non-verbal actions in stopping the respondents from raping a fictional woman. But a staggering 30% of respondents would still be willing to rape if nobody was to find out.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
5 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Harvest workers forced to live in slave-like conditions in Austria

The law regulates harvest work but many seasonal workers are exempt from it as they have never signed a contract of employment. How does modern slavery in the so-called “first world” look like?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
1 Dec 2017 Austria

If the system is rigged in their favor, how can white men help bring change?

The election of Donald Trump, climate change, #metoo -- it seems that these days white men are to blame for everything. Many are sick of hearing this. In his recent column, Nils Pickert calls on them to reflect on their privileges.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
30 Nov 2017 Austria

Italian women have a plan to end gender-based violence

A notorious Italian feminists group is sick of hearing that violence against women is a private matter or a one-time mistake. To them, the phenomenon is deeply rooted in our culture. They are planning a global women's strike.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
30 Nov 2017 Italy

Polish Post withholds packages with abortion pills

Since the end of October, no packages containing Misoprostol or Mifepristone sent by organizations helping Polish women, have been delivered. For unknown reasons, the Polish Post fails to register them.
Martyna Kraus recommended by Martyna Kraus Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
29 Nov 2017 Poland

Can Austria help Ugandan women win more rights? 

Divorced women are a particularly discriminated group in the East African state of Uganda. An NGO is trying to change that -- with the help of a Central European ally.  
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
29 Nov 2017 Austria

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

From hashtag to law -- French minister calls for fining cat callers 

This is the first  p r a c t i c a l  legal response to MeToo which recognizes the change in our meta cultural understanding of where socially acceptable behavior ends and criminal behavior begins.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
28 Nov 2017 Europe
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