“It is about all of us”

The message of the campaign against our organizations is clear to those young Hungarians about to choose a profession: think twice before you devote your carrier to championing a just society based on fundamental rights.

Stefania Kapronczay24. 02. 2017

Two young Afghanis, attacked by a knife

Earlier this month, a number of Slovak social media users shared a story of “an Afghani who stabbed two youngsters.” How about hearing a different take on the same event?

Zuzana Števulová23. 02. 2017

Defending Europe’s largest primeval forest

Logging has always been a part of life in Bialowieza, but the increased quotas proposed last year by Poland’s new government, were too much for many to bear. The unique forest has become one of the battlegrounds for the defense of democracy.

Claudia Ciobanu   Raul Cazan2. 02. 2017


In all V4 countries we can see quite significant difference betweeen monthly earning of women and men. The regional average for average earnings is 18.7%. With the exception of Poland the gap in average earnings is higher than in the case of median earnings. The segregation of labour market plays its role here – the average earnings are increased by men employed in well-paid sectors (horizontal segregation) or on top positions (vertical segregation). The biggest gap in average salaries is in Slovakia and the Czech Republic – in both cases over 20% followed by Poland with 17% and the smallest gap is in Hungary – only 13%. For median data for only 3 countries are avaiable and the situation is quite different. The biggest gap is in Poland (22%) followed by Slovakia (17%) and the smallest in the Czech Republic.

Women earn less than men in the V4: A punishment for home and childcare?

The gendered discrepancies in earnings is significant in the V4. The causes of the pay gap are complex, reflecting a variety of problems both in national economies and societies.