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Freedom Team Interview: Verena Wingerter in Focus

Meet our cool intern, Verena Wingerter, in the next episode of our Freedom Team interview! As a FNF scholarship student, she is excited to support the foundation's work in the region and to help...

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Security Situation in Georgia: „March of Dignity“ Cancelled

The Organisers of the first Tbilisi Pride have decided to cancel the “March of Dignity,” which was planned in end of June because of the ongoing demonstrations and the tense security situation. The...

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Tbilisi Pride

"Decision of the Supreme Election Council is Unlawful"

Ekrem İmamoğlu of the Republican People's Party (CHP) is the newly elected mayor of Istanbul. The Istanbul mayoral election was repeated on June 23, the Supreme Election Council (YSK) decreed in May...

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Ekrem İmamoğlu

Writings on the Wall – Turkey After a Democratic Tremble

The residents of the 16-million-metropole Istanbul voted with 54 percent and a 0.8 million margin for the candidate of the opposition party CHP, Ekrem Imamoğlu, in the repeated election on Sunday....

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Istanbul celebrations after the victory of Imamoğlu

The Voters Responded Smart to Populism

A non-resistible force that incites fear: the political establishment framed the rise of right wing populism and nationalism like this or in a similar fashion. In the European Election, EU voters...

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Karl-Heinz Paqué

After the Election, the Maneuvering

In a construct as multi-layered as the European Union, tactical maneuvering follows on the heels of an election. In state or federal parliamentary elections, the persona of the incoming head of...

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Guy Verhofstadt, President of ALDE Group

European Elections 2019: Liberal Voices and Votes

Europe has voted. The good news: turnout has risen. There are winners and losers. The big parties belong to the latter; Greens and Liberals can look forward to larger parliamentary groups. The...

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Margrethe Vestager at ALDE Congress

Karl-Heinz Paqué: Bulgaria is not making progress but regressing

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Paqué teaches economics and has held senior positions first at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and then at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg. His political...

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Prof. Paque

What can Ukraine expect under President Zelensky?

On April 21, the actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was elected President of Ukraine – according to the preliminary results, he won 73.2 percent of the vote. The incumbent, Petro Poroshenko,...

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ukr president

Prohibition of Human Rights Advocacy in Chechnya

The conviction of Ojub Titiev marks the end of human rights work in the authoritarian Caucasus Republic in Russia's south. Ojub Titiev – Head of human rights advocacy in Chechnya for Memorial, a...

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Ojub Titiev, Prisoner of Conscience