Draconian Abortion Laws in Poland

In 1956, Poland legalised abortion in cases in which the woman was living under “difficult living conditions”. In practice, however, women seeking an abortion were almost always accepted and throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, Polish women could simply request an…

China and a Renewed Transatlantic Alliance

The European Union is, as so often, attempting a difficult balancing act, oscillating between economic interests and a value-based foreign policy. Shortly after the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was announced to be concluded in principle, it already seems…

On Brussels: Why Ursula von der Leyen Has to Go

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. On 1 December 2019, Ursula von der Leyen became the thirteenth President of the European Commission and the first woman to hold the role. Since then, things have only gone downhill. The time has come…

A Bad Time to be a Liberal in Turkey!

The authoritarian regime of Erdogan has begun to increase its oppression of LGBTQ+ members and university students, reaching a level that carrying the LGBTQ+ flags are now deemed to be a  criminal offense by law enforcement. The appointment of a…

Interview with Barna Bíró from Momentum Tizen X, a Candidate for the Hungarian Parliament

Part 2 – Read Part 1 here How many members of Momentum Tizen X joined a race for the seats in the Parliament? Is it challenging to engage youth in politics? Not all the candidates of Momentum are declared yet,…

Have Racial Hate Crimes in the UK Increased in Numbers, or is it Just our Awareness Being Heightened?

Anyone studying, or who has recently graduated, in the UK will know of the recent crime against a ‘beloved[1]’ professor of financial management in Southampton. Peng Wang was out jogging at around 4pm, when four White younger men drove up…

Interview with Barna Bíró from Momentum Tizen X, a Candidate for the Hungarian Parliament

Part 1 Let’s start our Libel investigation about young political leaders of the European Union. Could you please tell us about Momentum Tizen X – what kind of people your members are and what projects do you work on? First…

Viktor Orbán and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

In her book `Twilight of Democracy`, the author Anne Applebaum takes a closer look at the rise of new authoritarianism in the world. One of the most interesting aspects of her work is her insight on how intellectuals and politicians,…