Greece is one of Europe´s Mediterranean countries. Over the last few years, the Mediterranean Sea has developed from a mere touristic attraction to a dangerous route for people who escape war and terrorism to enter Europe. After its financial, crisis Greece cannot be considered a stable country itself, so that the challenge to face such…

On November 17, Belarusians will have the chance to vote for a new parliament. As President Lukashenka has maintained a tight grip over the election process for 25 years, Belarusian elections are usually barely newsworthy events. The real institutions of power are almost entirely separate from the ostensibly democratic institutions in the country. This is…

Hi there, and welcome to my third blog post! I just want to start by saying what a weekend! Even though Mondays are not normally my favourite day of the week (does anyone really like Mondays?), I have found myself being in a ridiculously good mood the whole day. Why, you might wonder? Because I…

It’s the Brexit deadline that wasn’t, then almost was, but then again wasn’t. Britain’s ‘do or die’ Halloween exit from the EU ended up being nothing more than unfulfillable hyperbole. Warnings that Britain would “explode” if the Halloween deadline was missed have come to nothing. In fact, as I write this, I understand that the…

Meet Claudia Gamon, a young liberal from Austria, who is fighting for a united Europe with liberal values. Former Deputy National Chairwoman of JUNOS, the youth wing of the Austrian liberal party NEOS and an IFRLY member, she has been working with NEOS since 2013. Currently, she is a Member of the European Parliament and…

When thinking about liberalism in Italy, we can start by saying immediately that our country has a longstanding tradition of political liberalism, tracing back to the years of its national unification. Indeed, liberals were great Italian statesmen, such as Prime Ministers Camillo Benso di Cavour, Giovanni Giolitti and intellectuals such as Benedetto Croce. It was…

Meet Katalin Cseh, a young liberal from Hungary, who is fighting to represent youth both at the national and European level. In 2015, Katalin co-founded the pro-European and liberal Movement Momentum with eight other young Hungarians. Currently, she is a Member of the European Parliament and one of the eight vice-chairs of the Renew Europe…

Local elections were held all across Hungary last Sunday, voters were electing mayors and assembly members for 5 years. The Budapest mayor election was particularly significant for Hungary’s opposition, which scored an incredible victory against the ruling party (Fidesz) incumbent, István Tarlós. “We have taken back Budapest” – the Hungarian opposition was cheering on Sunday…

After 20 years of negotiations, the free trade agreement between the European Union and the South American common market (Mercosur) becomes reality. It is an agreement comprising political, environmental and social cooperation in two areas totalling 773 million people and 122 billion euros of commerce in goods and services. Nonetheless, the agreement has been framed…