In Ukraine, hardly a week passes without news that some radical rightwing activists went on a strike or beat someone up. Hiding behind elusive topics like religion, language, patriotism and war, ultra-radicals continually commit crimes, still worsening Ukraine’s notorious reputation in this respect. And yet, despite all this, many ultra-nationalist organizations continue to grow. A…

This article is the first of a series  by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The Republic of Finland is a Nordic country, and member of the EU, bordering Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Last year, the country turned…

For years the sardonic label I’ve used to describe my traversing of Europe to friends and family has been “Sam’s Misery Tour of Dead Jews.” The carnage is historical of course, but also current. To name just a few examples: In 2012, a gunman murdered 4 Jews and wounded 4 others at a Jewish school…

Here in Britain, we have a saying: ‘don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’. In effect, don’t ask how something good came to be, just accept that it now is. Unfortunately, this way of thinking seems to be at the heart of British government policy. Big business as well as foreign and individual investment…

This article is the introduction to a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. 2018 is an important year for climate action and for IFLRY’s Climate Change Programme. This month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report predicting the consequences of…

Copyright laws have always struck me as a very good example of how Liberal ideas have been taken too far, subverting the rights and freedoms that they were initially supposed to confer. The first copyright law was the Statute of Anne, which was introduced in the UK in 1710. At this time, printing presses were…

Our nation’s wealth exists mostly because of globalisation and free trade. And yet, more and more often, globalisation is seen as something bad. For the most part however, these opinions are not based on facts but on rhetoric expressed by people who feel left behind. As a small country we have to import a lot…

Since the Revolution of Dignity, the representatives of Ukrainian youth have attracted a lot of attention worldwide. They are bold, smart and ambitious, but unfortunately, they often live abroad. They can be prominent engineers, hardworking farmers, fair lawyers – literally everything, but proud Ukrainian citizens. Currently, Ukraine is experiencing a vast “brain drain.” Since the…

For me, the more insane the idea – the more interesting it is to implement it. Today we have launched another rather insane project, which we have long dreamed of, thought about and will do our best now to make it a reality: we are launching a campaign to partially abolish visa requirement for Russian…