Ver abajo para la versión en Español de este artículo./ See below for the Bulgarian version of this article. For most of its recent history, Latin America has been the cradle of the cruellest face of collectivism. From fascist dictatorships to even more cruel socialist dictatorships, collectivism has always been there as the enemy of…

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…

**Polskie tłumaczenie tego artykułu można znaleźć tutaj: liberte.pl/kosciol-kontra-spoleczenstwo-obywatelskie-swieta-walka-o-sobor-sw-izaaka-w-petersburgu/** It was a cold and misty February morning, when four thousand people of different ages, professions and religions, who did not know each, joined their hands and formed three rings around St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg. It was the biggest spontaneous street action that has taken…

My homeland of Great Britain has a curious cultural mentality. At any one time we believe ourselves to be of utmost importance to the rest of the world, yet also view the rest of the world as isolated from the decisions which take place on our small island. The national debate about Britain’s membership of…

The European Union and its member states have made huge strides in the past few decades with regards to the development and implementation of human rights. Its adherence to fundamental human rights is most clearly reflected in its active attempts to encourage countries not only in its immediate neighbourhood but across the world to adopt…

In the past decade, Europe has seen it’s citizens become more vocal about the institutional nature of the EU. Next April a consultative referendum will be held in the Netherlands about the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. Ruling political parties and mainstream media in both The Hague and Brussels have been quick to label the initiative as…

In her introductory speech for the Women’s Rights Award 2016, Anne Brasseur, the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, underlined how important fighting for Human Rights is. “Betraying and losing our values is betraying and losing ourselves”, she said during her speech. As Human Rights know no borders and no gender,…

On December 6th, 2015 a nationwide referendum was held in Armenia. People voted for or against constitutional reforms. “No” got only 32% of the vote and “yes” got 63%. Notably, there were significant differences in outcome within the country, “No” mostly won in major cities and “Yes” in small regions. As a result, the opposition…