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Between Jewish Traditions and Liberal Democracy: The Israeli Dilemma

Tzivia from Israel shares her perspective on the triangular relationship between society, institutionalized religion and personal belief in Israel and the tensions between a modern liberal democracy and religious traditi... (more)

Catalonia: Outbreak of Illegal Nationalism or Oppression of a Democratic Movement?

People being beaten up by the police just for trying to vote, a government which declares a referendum binding even though parts of the electorate where not able to vote and a large number of ballots where confiscated, a... (more)

Heroes of Freedom – An Important Anniversary in the Fight Against Mafia

Mafia has always been a strong presence in the Italian country. Some Italians, instead of accepting the situation, raised their head and proved that Mafia can be defeated with a constant fight for legality. Among them we... (more)

Stuck in the “Brussels Bubble”?

Brexit, Orbán and Le Pen. European right wing populism and state egotism is on the rise, the EU threatened by dissolution and there is no end in sight. What has gone wrong in the last years? How can the European Union ge... (more)

#CallBulgaria: Backwards to the Future or On the Train of Unkept Promises

On 26th March Bulgarians are electing their parlament members. Convened  earlier than originally scheduled, as a consequence of the prime-minister Boyko Borisov’s resignation, the elections are preceded by a campaign tha... (more)

Budapest: A Beauty With a Dark Past

Vida from Germany takes us to Budapest to look at what kind of past hides the parliament in Budapest.

When Politics Come Alive – Going to bed with Trump and Clinton

In case you ever wondered how does a European student of politics and philosophy feel like going to bed with Trump and Clinton or how he would cope with the election campaign craze in Washington, D. C., you can now find ... (more)

#callVienna: Election Time in Austria – Why I Voted for Hofer or why Van der Bellen is the Lesser Evil

What exactly is going on in Austria? What are young people thinking on the candidates and Austria’s future? We decided to activate our European network and #CallVienna to ask two young voters to explain their choices.  T... (more)

1989 – (R)Evolution, Its Parents and Its Children

Milan, originally from Serbia, reflects different perspectives on his year of birth 1989 and the following process of a unifying, but also a dividing Europe. While what we called East and West was coming together, t... (more)

Europe and democracy

What is the price of democracy and who has to pay it? Is the EU an economic union or a physiological unity? After the Greek referendum Milan from Serbia shares his considerations on democracy. 

Many Shades of Left – Autonomously Green Athens

What do Europeans do when they have nothing left to lose? Do they find refuge in their own homes and cry over the injustice that got them or do they stand up and fight for what is theirs? Milan, a Serb currently living i... (more)

Trust works! Day 2 in Oslo

Today on our second day of our seminar in Oslo we visited the Norwegian parliament. On our way there we walked by the government building that has been under reconstruction since the terrorist attack three years ago. The... (more)

Aequis Libertas: Or what young Europeans think about democracy

One of the results of the seminar about populism and challenges to democracy was the seminar magazine: Aequis Libertas Other results will soon follow!