On Brussels: Budapest — The New Battle Front

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. On many social issues, the EU has long been split. Since the eastwards expansion began back in 2004, more and more countries that are deeply conservative have joined the bloc. This has led to showdowns…

Interview with Koen Stoop from the World Uyghur Congress – Part 1

Two articles brought my attention to what is happening in the Chinese province of East Turkistan (widely referred to as Xinjiang) in the past few months, although it is not an entirely new issue. The first was published in The…

Interview with Willemijn Krans, International Officer of JOVD

Back in March, the Netherlands elected a new Tweede Kamer — the lower house of the Dutch parliament. Soon after, Libel editors Eduardo Aviles and Krijn van Eeden interviewed Willemijn Krans. In the interview we talk about Willemijn herself, her…

Reconsidering our Attitude towards Israel: A liberal Ally at Heart despite Valid Criticism?

The recent flare up of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last May has drawn global attention to the Middle East once again, leading to very mixed and divided international reactions. It appears as if any questions concerning the legitimacy of Israel inherently…

Finland: Same Old Municipal Election, New Conversation Culture

I might have babbled about the Finnish local election in some of my previous posts and lucky for everyone involved, it’s now over. So, what new conversation culture am I talking about? Some would argue that I should have had…

On Brussels: Neighbourly Bridges

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. There is now a distinct, tangible light at the end of the impossibly long Covid-19 tunnel. Brussels is now approaching that light. But this past month has thrown up fresh sets of challenges involving two…

On Brussels: Fighting Fires

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. The pandemic does now appear to be easing across the EU. Across most of the twenty-seven, infection and death rates are dropping. But amidst a current surge in Turkey, the EU is reminded of just…

Corporate Social Responsibility Trend

“Businesses cannot be successful when the society around them fails” -Responsible Business Summit. This quote illustrates the evolution of businesses – from for-profit entities to organizations with meaningful connections. The definition of a self-regulating business model that helps a company…