Politics and elections probably concern up to every third talk in Ukraine at the moment. This is not surprising: elections occur every three months this year, channels broadcast political news every single day, political advertisement seems to be encoded into our gadget operating system (OS). Talks around political parties and their leaders already began in…

You won’t have heard it here first, but Boris Johnson is almost certain to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Why? Because he will be chosen by the membership of the governing Conservative Party. The Conservative membership is not representative of the British population as a  whole whatsoever; neither in demographics, nor…

Okada is a term that emanates from Nigeria. It refers to a motorbike. Lagos, which was once the capital of Nigeria, was so choked with traffic that it was only motor bikes that could move business persons within Lagos with the necessary speed. Secondly, the Okada was able to take passengers to places where the…

What happened before the video? Since our last general elections in fall of 2017, Austria has had a government consisting of the conservative Austrian People’s party (ÖVP) and the right-wing nationalist Party (FPÖ). This government has been rather controversial. People were protesting against the government, in particular against the minister for interior affairs, every Thursday….

Last weekend, I attended the California Democratic Convention; the annual gathering of activists, elected officials, and elected party officers and delegates, this year held in San Francisco. Among other things slated to happen was an election to replace the Party Chair ousted over allegations of sexual misconduct, countless resolutions covering everything from healthcare to international…

Thirty years ago, hundreds of thousands of students and workers shed their blood in one of the most gruesome massacres in history. Hundreds of thousands of deaths – deaths that became a symbol of a beginning. The beginning of China’s loud cry for democracy. Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping introduced China to a new economic…

Nicola Beer is the EU election front runner of FDP (Free Democratic Party, 10.7% in national parliament), the ALDE & LI MO (member organization) in Germany with 65k members and partner of 3 different coalition constellations in state governments. The interview was conducted before the election. How can the member organizations of LYMEC increase their…

This article is the part 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 Mediterranean is one of the regions of the world most threatened by the impact of global warming. Projections forecast an increase…

Brexit is being consumed by its own clichés. Freedom of Movement must end! cries Theresa May. Yet the Brexit-Ultras are outraged that doing so is reciprocal. We want control of our own laws and money! cries Theresa May. Yet some arch-Brexiteers are furious about losing our decision-making powers. We must leave on 29th March 2019,…

While the popular perception about African nations may be that they are home to various warring ethnicities and communities that are deeply steeped in age-old customs, traditions and beliefs, things have been taking a turn for the liberal for quite some time now. Many of these African nations, once embroiled in the internal turmoil and…