Parkland School Mass Shooting and Youth Empowerment

On February 14, a young man entered a school in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 people. It was the latest incident of senseless gun violence facilitated by the United States’ equally senseless gun laws. This article, however, will not be…

The LYMEC Individual Members Section 20 Years On

In 1997, the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) took a bold and unprecedented step and created the Individual Members Section (IMS). From that moment onwards, young liberal individuals across Europe would have the opportunity to engage in politics and debate at…

Why European Political Parties Need Individual Members

It is no secret that over the past few years the European Union has been going through a difficult period in its development. One which, in a way, we have yet to get over. The economic crisis and the migrant…

Portugal’s Economic Policy: A Victory for the Left, A Failure for Young People

In an opinion piece in the Guardian, dated 24 August 2017, entitled: “No alternative to austerity? That lie has now been nailed”, the author Owen Jones praises the Portuguese Socialist government for having reversed the austerity politics of the previous…

Portugal’s Controversial Education Reforms – Jorge de Jesus

Since the 4th October 2015 Legislative elections, Portugal has remained somewhat politically divided. The manoeuvre undertaken by the Socialist party, which allied itself with the Portuguese Communist Party and with the Left Block to form a minority government with parliamentary…