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 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…

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…

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.…