As a Swiss Citizens, the European Union may look like a big intransparent political machine that decides from Brussel what European Citizens have to do and how strong a vacuum cleaner has to be. The different European institutions, such as the “European Council”, the “Council of the European Union” or the “European Parliament” are, for…

‘Hitler is finished, but the seeds spread by his disordered mind have firm roots in too many fanatical brains. It is easier to remove tyrants and destroy concentration camps than to kill the ideas that gave them birth and strength’. (Harry S. Truman, 1945) At the end of the Second Word War, Truman made the…

The People’s Republic of China is the second largest single economy in the world. Not just its GDP is impressive, but also Chinese growth rates outnumber almost every other economy in the world. There are Chinese cities – most of which you probably have never heard of – that are bigger than whole countries or…

It was the Russian radical activist Emma Goldman who once said, “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal” – she could not have been more wrong. Britain’s vote to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016 changed everything. One of its consequences was the UK’s third general election in four years, held on Thursday…

by Anastasia Vozovych and Dmytro Naumchuk Recently, in response to resistance to a new land reform bill, Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, proposed a referendum on the question of foreign ownership of Ukrainian land. While this issue is getting major public attention, the reforms proposed in the bill cover many more aspects of the…

One of the things that I love the most about my internship is that it’s so flexible. The other week, when I was having a conversation with my boss, I told him that I’m really interested in the European Parliament and European politics. His reply (which made me very happy) was “Well, why don’t we…

Can you give us a brief overview of your work regarding sustainability? I am responsible for corporate sustainability for HSBC in Germany, which is integrated into the sustainability management of the HSBC Group on a global scale. I have been a part of the Department for Strategy & Planning here in Germany since 2017 and…

Conversations with local volunteers in Lusaka, Zambia. ”To be an inspiration and help for young kids. That is my biggest dream”, he says as we sit at the crowded cafeteria of YWCA. It is Thursday, and after six intense days of planning our next project, Honest and I are having a break before the afternoon…