Nation states are a thing of stability for many: something that’s existed for decades, even centuries, and there are no way maps change. However, the current world map is fairly young, as for example South Sudan became independent in 2011. There’ll certainly be changes to that world map in the future since history has been…

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…

Sound the Brexit klaxon! I’ve now come to the conclusion that I’ve been overly optimistic in these updates! Within the last fortnight, I’ve concluded that the UK is probably going to drop out of the EU without a deal. It’ll be chaotic, it’ll be an unequalled car crash in the contemporary developed world, it’ll likely…

Meet Geir Finnsson, a 27-year-old young liberal from Iceland, who, despite the young age, has already played a crucial role in shaping liberalism in his country. Not only was he among the founders of the Icelandic liberal party ‘Viðreisn’, but also of its youth organisation ‘Uppreisn’. Currently, Geir is involved with the Reykjavik city council…