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…

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,…

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…

On Brussels: The Drift Sets In

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. The EU-wide vaccination programme has got off to a rocky start, to say the least. Now, things are going from bad to worse. The rollout of the AstraZeneca jab has been paused, countries that are…

On Brussels: Under Scrutiny

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here There are no two ways about it: the EU has had a rough few weeks. It has come within a whisker of triggering a major diplomatic incident with the UK, has faced the wrath of…

Interview with Emmanuel Nsobila from Progressive Youth Movement

How long have you been active in politics in general, and in Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) specifically? I started my politics as a student back at the University in 2010, but officially, I joined Progressive Youth Moment (PYM) in 2012.…

On Brussels: The Reconfiguration Can (Tentatively) Begin

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here After the UK’s departure a year ago, the EU hoped that then would be the time for a period of reflection, of soul-searching and potentially even reform. But a pandemic, economic crises, a belligerent UK…

On Brussels: Fighting the Curve

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here Across the EU, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is being rapidly rolled out. Many EU members, including France, Germany, Spain and Sweden, will begin vaccinating en masse on 27 December. After a foul year, the end of…

Interview with May el Masri from Future Youth

How long have you been active in politics in general, and in Future Youth specifically? I actually started to be active in politics with Future Youth. That was almost eleven years ago, or maybe twelve. I was in university, and…

On Brussels: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here To say that 2020 has not been the best year is an understatement. This is particularly true for the EU. Even the most pro-union of leaders and officials would have to concede that it has…