Interview with Nicola Beer

During the upcoming EU elections, Nicola Beer will be the lead candidate of the German Free Democratic Party (FDP). Our Individual Member Christoph Liesen interviewed her after the ALDE Council and campaign event in Berlin in February.   How can the member organizations of LYMEC increase their results in Brussels and in their capitals? I…

What are Conservative Values?

Image: Jair Bolsonaro is called Brazil’s trump but in many ways he takes extremism to a new level. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The recent election of Jair Bolsonaro from the Social-Liberal Party of Brazil illustrates well how some people in Portugal and Brazil identify themselves as Liberals or, in a more specific way, Classical Liberals, when…

Pride is not enough

49 years, almost half a century since Stonewall disturbs, we may conclude that the LGBT+ struggle has definitely succeeded. This summer, one of the most colourful remembered, everyone has celebrated Pride: governments, political parties and most importantly, civil society. But do we really think that the glass is full? Despite positive changes we still hear…

Fear the Kessler syndrome

Imagine a world without GPS or Galileo. One where weather balloons are our best bet for weather forecasting. One in which long-range communications are severely disrupted and technology dependent on extremely accurate timekeeping breaks down. This is what a world without satellites would look like —and, if we do not take action, it could be…

Commentary on the Hungarian elections

On the 8th of April the awaited and highly observed Hungarian legislative elections took place. Indeed, the nearly 8 million voters were asked to express their free opinion on the political future of the country. The elections took place in a context of heavy campaign against migration, the UN, “Brussels” and George Soros from the…

Artificial Intelligence for Europe

Artificial Intelligence for Europe Imagine governments using artificial intelligence to help officials draft responses to queries submitted to the parliament. It’s not just a scene from Blade Runner or Iron Man anymore; it’s already a reality in Japan. The question is: whether we choose to seize the opportunity and take the lead or not?  …

Life in the LYMEC Bureau?

In the beginning of April young liberals from across Europe will meet in Berlin for the LYMEC Spring Congress. The congress is not just any congress, as it will also elect the new Bureau who will take care of the day to day business of our organisation in the coming two years. But what does…

Education system in Moldova

Overview: Education System in Moldova Education is the foundation of any democratic society which contributes to the multilateral training of the citizens in order to be able to integrate into society, both professionally and civic. Ensuring access to quality education for all citizens, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sex or religious confession, is a fundamental right…

On the Catalan regional elections

Catalans want nothing more (but nothing less) than a normal country by Víctor Colominas i Ruiz, Officer for Foreign and European Affairs, Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya     As many Catalans, the first thing I could do the 28th of September was reading Spanish newspapers. The day before Catalans were running into a plebiscite elections, after many Spanish…

For a European community of education

Liberal students demand a clear stance for a European community of education by the Federal Association of Liberal Students in Germany (LHG)   Berlin. The Federal Association of Liberal Students in Germany (LHG) is deeply concerned about the side effects of the Swiss vote for immigration quotas on educational policies. The European Union reacted to…

On the Swiss quotas for EU migrants

by Lukas Schweiger, IMS Switzerland voted today, unexpectedly and by a very narrow margin, to reintroduce quotas on immigration, and thereby effectively abandoning its agreement with the European Union on the free movement of people codified as part of the first package of bilateral treaties (Bilaterale I) between the country and the EU in 1999.…

NO to Sochi Olympic Games

On February 1 ,  2014  my  organization “League of Young Diplomats”  supported  the “Movement for Independence and Euro-integration” and   protested  Sochi Olympics Games  in  Georgia. We think , that  Georgia and the world  should be say no to Sochi  Olympic Games , because Russia is the Empire  which  continues to shed innocent blood elsewhere. Today,…