Guido Westerwelle: an obituary of a great liberal – Laura Schieritz

Liberal Germany is mourning. On the 18th March 2016, it lost not only a former vice-chancellor, but also a remarkable person and politician: Guido Westerwelle. Especially for members of the Junge Liberale (Young Liberals) – the youth organization of the…

Innocence Lost in Syria – Ahmad Al Rachwani

Fares and Hamada, two little boys that have so much in common. They share the innocence of every child. They just want to play on a playground with their friends, go to school, learn new things, explore  and be happy.…

How a Small Car Wash Shop Made Brazil Collapse – João Victor Guedes Neto

Before reading this blog post, I recommend spending two minutes at this link from the New York Times. It is a brief description of the corruption scandals in which all the Brazilian presidential line of succession is involved. A list…

Northern Europe’s unfair Euro advantage – Christian Holm

All too often I see Northern European liberals and conservatives blaming the people of Southern European states such as Greece for their current economic misery, and suggesting that if Greece lowered wages enough and deregulated enough, economic recovery would be…

IFLRY conquering world politics: #2 From Strasbourg to New York – Christian Scharling

This article is written as a diary piece, giving a personal view on the busy schedule of an IFLRY President. This article follows IFLRY President Christian Scharling on his trip to New York for the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum. …

We’ll always have Paris, but it’s not enough – Anna Abrahamsson

Why the EU needs to step up its 2030 game: In December, world leaders gathered at Le Bourget, Paris, for the UN climate negotiations, COP21. After both tense and intense negotiations, the international community managed to put together – for…

We should be demonstrating for TTIP, not against – Anders Rehnberg

The United States and The European Union are currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, commonly referred to as TTIP, that aims to create the world’s largest free-trade zone. The ideas behind TTIP are straight forward, to simplify trade…

Normative Power; Europe and Same-sex marriage – Jorge de Jesus

The European Union and its member states have made huge strides in the past few decades with regards to the development and implementation of human rights. Its adherence to fundamental human rights is most clearly reflected in its active attempts…