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Freedom Flashmob

Meet our Freedom Team of Friedrich Naumann Foundation in East and Southeast Europe! Greetings from the Freedom Flashmob from our Regional Capacity Development in Yerevan, Armenia. The flashmob took...

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Freedom Flashmob

Change of Power in Kosovo

Kosovo’s early parliamentary elections have brought the expected change of power, but as well as some unexpected outcomes: the liberal party New Alliance for Kosovo (AKR) by Foreign Minister, Behgjet...

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Kosovo voted

Think Freedom: Freedom to Breathe

Feeling suffocated by Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian regime and afraid to freely speak their mind even on the streets, Belma and her family pack their bags and their dearest memories of home and...

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Belma Bagdat

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