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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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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

Freedom Means Change. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation is Changing.

Our world is changing. Borders open, but new obstacles arise. Many feel powerless against the power of some individuals. Extremist voices get louder. Political forces in Germany and abroad question...

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New Logo, Same Dedication to Freedom

Think Freedom- Freedom To Speak Your Mind

 “Freedom To Speak Your Mind”  “Freedom To Speak Your Mind” meets you with Olga, a Russian political activist, who fled her homeland to Germany.

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Olga Shorina

Think Freedom- Freedom To Carry the Torch

Meet the next Think Freedom hero- Sebastian from Romania. 

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New Impulses for Russian Civil Society

The Boris Nemtsov Forum – organized by the Boris Nemtsov Foundation (BNF) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) – serves as a platform for discussion and exchange of innovative ideas...

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Boris Nemtsov Forum 2018

Dr Adam Will Hold 2 Positions in FNF

As a Regional Director for Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) for East and Southeast Europe, Dr Rainer Adam is in charge of around 22 countries. His portfolio includes 6 FNF Project Offices - Western...

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Rainer Adam