On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU – bringing the tumultuous three-and-a-half year process to an end. As the EU prepared to begin negotiating a new UK-EU trade deal, it was also hoping for a period of recalibration. The UK had long been the bloc’s “awkward” member and, with the new Commissioner Ursula…

Since the public revelation of NCOVID19 in January 2020, there has been a steep rise in cases of phobia induced racism all around the world. While it’s normal for people to fear the unknown, what makes things worse is the spread of fake news and wild conspiracy theories. I came back to Pakistan (my home…

Nikolay Artemenko is the Federal Coordinator of Vremya, a Russian youth movement that started in St Petersburg, and now has local branches in 19 different russian cities. He has been active in both youth and regular politics for a number of years, has run for various political offices, and coordinated Kseniya Sobchak’s presidential campaign in…

According to the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, access to adequate housing and shelter is a fundamental human right. Despite the U.N.’s declaration, however, stable housing is an elusive concept for a growing number of global citizens. And it doesn’t matter if a country is a developed, thriving nation; homelessness is…

Besides the European Union, there is another, less well-known regional international organisation called the Council of Europe (CoE). Its stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. The organisation has a narrower focus and a lot power than the EU, but it has more member states, including Turkey,…

George-Marinos Papanikolaou is a co-founder of the Young Liberals Greece and has been Chairman since the establishment of the organization in January 2017. He has been involved in youth politics since his years at university, where he served twice as a student representative in the General Assembly of his School. After university, he engaged in…

Brexit has happened. Britain has left the European Union. The Brexit process, however, is still very much ongoing – with future trade arrangements, the UK-EU relationship going forward and some aspects of longer-term citizens’ rights still yet to be agreed upon. That being said, the actual withdrawal has now taken place. Therefore, this will be…

When Donald Trump became president of the United States of America in 2016, many feared that his straightforward and harshly announced policies might have a perceptible impact on the new world order – politically and economically. With him being a businessman, a certain “deal culture” was established in American politics. Tax cuts, immigration laws and…

Capacity building, inspiration, and a feeling of being heard and understood: Throughout the last year, YWCA of Zambia and Danish Liberal Youth (DLY) have established a partnership with funding from the Danish Youth Council, and though much of the story is yet to be written, a lot has already been learned. But what can be…