With Dutch journalist Ebru Umar, who was released from arrest by the Turkish authorities yesterday, still being denied her right to leave the country, we decided to subtitle this video by Alvise Pérez. Alvise was attending IFLRY’s General Assembly Istanbul, Turkey, the weekend before last, and decided to make this video then. Sadly, the video…

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…

All too often I see Northern European liberals and conservatives blaming the people of Southern European states such as Greece for their current economic misery, and suggesting that if Greece lowered wages enough and deregulated enough, economic recovery would be swift. Although this attitude is in part correct, the reasoning behind it amongst sways of…

Why the EU needs to step up its 2030 game: In December, world leaders gathered at Le Bourget, Paris, for the UN climate negotiations, COP21. After both tense and intense negotiations, the international community managed to put together – for the first time in history – a binding and global treaty on climate change. The…

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…

On April 19, 2015 a boat, carrying hundreds of refugees, capsized in the Mediterranean, outside Lampedusa. As many as 700 are feared dead with hundreds more feared drowned off the coast of Libya. At least 1500 refugees have drowned along Europe’s boarders so far in 2015. Has Europe really done enough to secure the refugees…