(In)dependence on the World Map in the 2020s

Nation states are a thing of stability for many: something that’s existed for decades, even centuries, and there are no way maps change. However, the current world map is fairly young, as for example South Sudan became independent in 2011.…

If You Were Catalan..?

While travelling abroad and attending international events, I’ve encountered a range of different views about the Catalan independence process. Many are well-informed and sympathetic, however a few compare Catalonia’s   with other struggles for independence – that may seem similar at…

What Bulgarians Fear About Tomorrow’s Referendum in Turkey

Виж по-долу за българската версия на тази статия. / See below for the Bulgarian version of this article. Allow me to briefly share what provoked me to write this article: I will not write about the things that every political…

Azerbaijan’s Constitutional Referendum: Aliyev Consolidates His Power – Asif Orujlu

Three days ago, on Monday the 26th of September, Azerbaijan held a national referendum on a number of constitutional amendments. On Tuesday,  the Central Election Commission claimed, that all had received the support of voters by a wide margin. The constitutional changes at…

Brexit from an IN-campaigner’s perspective – Ab Brightman

On June the 23rd I finally fell into bed at 2am, after finishing the final preparations for our Get Out The Vote operation in Oxford with the rest of the Liberal Democrat IN campaign team. Exhausted but wired for the…

Results of the Forum “Free Ukraine – Strong Europe” – Anna Rogovchenko

Ukrainian aspirations towards European values and Western standards of living have been followed by difficult challenges and fundamental changes. After the EuroMaidan uprising in 2013-2014 Ukraine has faced the annexation of the Crimea and military conflict in the Donbas, deep…

Millennial Europe: the Referendum Era – Ralph Aerts

In the past decade, Europe has seen it’s citizens become more vocal about the institutional nature of the EU. Next April a consultative referendum will be held in the Netherlands about the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. Ruling political parties and mainstream…

Constitutional reforms in Armenia; before and after the referendum – Mariam Muradyan

On December 6th, 2015 a nationwide referendum was held in Armenia. People voted for or against constitutional reforms. “No” got only 32% of the vote and “yes” got 63%. Notably, there were significant differences in outcome within the country, “No”…