The first round of the French presidential elections will take place tomorrow and the way things stand at the moment, the competition will be between Marine Le Pen (Front National), Emmanuel Macron (En Marche!), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (La France insoumise) and François Fillon (Les Républicains). Macron’s campaign is probably the most unlikely of all campaigns, with…

Ukraine, the largest country in Europe, gained its independency from the USSR in 1991. It is undebatable that the country is still going through a difficult transition period from a Soviet republic to independent and powerful state, following significant changes towards grass-rooted democracy and a free market economy. n their annual democracy rating, US Government…

Виж по-долу за българската версия на тази статия. / See below for the Bulgarian version of this article. Allow me to briefly share what provoked me to write this article: I will not write about the things that every political scientist writes about the upcoming Turkish referendum, or in what way the constitutional amendments would…

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission Ms Federica Mogherini invited 35 young people from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for a 2 hour sit down at the European External Action Service. The topic, how can young…

It might seem that in Poland the experiences of the years 1945-1989 and then the civilizational advancement of 1989-2015 should clearly prove the consequences of introducing the principles of socialist economy. I do not wish to veer into a debate on the scale and the need for redistribution or the effectiveness of social programs conducted…

My route to the CYPA was a little different from most, both practically and ideologically. Firstly, coming from the UK meant a marathon journey, hopping from Newcastle to Amsterdam, onwards to Beijing and then finally to the destination, and as expected at an event hosted by the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, coming from…