Dorien Lugt (Netherlands) and Jonas Hall-Andersen (Denmark) were on IFLRY’s delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech this year. Besides this article on finance, they wrote about their general impressions, the impact of the US presidential elections, and on Germany’s climate roadmap 2050. In this article, we will elaborate on the topics…

Dorien Lugt (Netherlands) and Jonas Hall-Andersen (Denmark) were on IFLRY’s delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech this year. Besides this article on Germany’s climate roadmap, they wrote about their general impressions, the impact of the US presidential elections, and on the topics of negotiations during the conference. Two weeks ago, on…

The EU-Turkey deal was celebrated by politicians all around Europe as an example of successful European cooperation on a highly pressing issue. It seems to have been effective in discouraging illegal crossings from Turkey to Greece. But is this really a sustainable solution? And how can European countries share the burden of accommodating the hundreds…

Migrants in dire conditions, arriving at Europe’s borders, have been in the news for more than two years now. European states claim to be on top of the situation. But are they? Are they doing enough? And are they doing the right things? This is the first of a series of articles, in which we, members…

Dear liberal friends, First of all, thank you for your support! As newly elected IFLRY president, I am happy to introduce to you the other newly-elected members of the bureau: General Secretary Tone Bjørndal, from our member organisation Young Liberals of Norway, Treasurer Danylo Korbabicz, from the Young Liberals of Canada, and Vice-Presidents Ahmad Al…

The Progressive People’s Party of Ghana (PPP) was only recently founded when it entered the Ghanaian national elections in 2012. Although the party was a relative newcomer on the political spectrum in Ghana, PPP managed to come third in the elections – as the second largest opposition party. Their progressive policies and active encouragement of…

During a training course in Nairobi last year I was once again reminded of the importance of women’s rights and global education. Last November the Council of Europe organized the 11th Africa-Europe training course for youth organizations in dynamic Nairobi, Kenya. I had the honour of representing IFLRY in this course as a member of…

Last year saw the largest number of refugees worldwide since the Second World War, and this year the numbers don’t look to be reducing. There’s an aspect to this crisis which isn’t accounted for within the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees, but which is already happening, and will only continue to grow as…

You can read an introductory post to Krijn’s series on liberal political philosophy here. Thomas Hobbes was an early modern English philosopher. In his treatise Of liberty and Necessity, Hobbes defines individual liberty as follows: “Liberty is the absence of all impediments to action that are not contained in the nature and intrinsical quality of…