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"We will not tolerate the dismantling of the rule of law and the oppression of the LGBTIQ community in Hungary"
Viktor Orban's new legislative package equates homosexuality with paedophilia. For next year's elections, Orban's government needed another bogeyman against which it could mobilise populistically. But sexual identity is protected in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The European Commission must immediately initiate infringement proceedings against Hungary, demands Moritz Körner in an interview.
National Law Over EU Law? The Legal Dispute Between Poland and the EU Is Dragging On
Today, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal was to hear the question of whether the Disciplinary Chamber of Poland's Supreme Court can continue to operate despite an interim measure from the European Court of Justice. The hearing was originally expected in April, and has now been postponed for the third time. A ruling against the ECJ would mean undermining the functioning of the EU legal system.
Israel's Bennett-Lapid Government is a Victory for Democracy
The new and most ideologically diverse government in the history of Israel does not raise high expectations. It seems neither Left nor Right expect paradise from a coalition built on so much compromise. Yet to the polarized political climate of recent years, this is revolutionary. Only a month ago Israel faced one of the worst eruptions of communal violence in years.
Global Ambitions • International Conference
What do we learn from the crisis? How digital can and must education be? How can the modernisation of state and economy succeed? What does the Europe of the future look like? We are looking for answers: Share with us your Ideas for the future and be part of the international conference.
Call for nominations – Raif Badawi Award 2021
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom continues its worldwide commitment to independent journalism by presenting the Raif Badawi Award for courageous journalists again this year. Support our work in favor of an independent press and free journalism with a nomination!
The Illusion of Peace without the Palestinians Is Fading
Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and the Islamic Jihad so far holds after more than 4,000 rockets at Israel, with 12 dead, according to Israeli sources, and Israeli air strikes on more than 800 targets in the Gaza Strip, with more than 240 dead, according to Palestinian sources. Military experts believe that Israel achieved in one week as many tactical objectives in Gaza with targeted air strikes, as it did in seven weeks of a costly ground offensive in 2014.
The Foundation for Freedom in Germany and the World
Based on the principles of liberalism, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom offers political education in Germany and abroad. Our headquarter is located in Potsdam, and we maintain offices throughout Germany and in over 60 countries around the world.
With our events and publications, we help people to become actively involved in political affairs. We support talented young students with scholarships.
Belarus und die Bedrohung für die Infrastruktur der Globalisierung
Nach der Entführung einer Passagiermaschine durch das belarusische Regime haben die Vereinigten Staaten und die Europäische Union mit einer Verschärfung der bestehenden Sanktionen reagiert. Seit Samstag ist der europäische Luftraum für den belarusischen Flugverkehr gesperrt. Ob die bisherigen Sanktionen ausreichen, um andere Regime davon abzuhalten, ähnliche Eingriffe vorzunehmen, scheint jedoch fragwürdig.
Mit Kreativität aus der Krise
Wegen der Coronakrise stehen viele Einzelhandelsgeschäfte vor dem Aus, die Innenstädte veröden immer weiter. Doch die Pandemie beschleunigt nur einen längst überfälligen Wandel, die Branche steht schon lange unter Veränderungsdruck. Nun liefert die Krise eine Chance, sich neu zu erfinden. Neue Kundenservices und Einkaufserlebnisse sind der Schlüssel.
Scotland still in Nationalist hands
The Scottish Parliament elections showed that power in Scotland is firmly in the hands of the Scottish National Party. Although the SNP won the election with its independence campaign, Scotland is deeply divided. The country is divided into three camps, Sir Graham Watson analyses in a guest article.
RE:START for Italy - Recovery Plan as Turning Point?
Italy's Prime Minister Draghi wants to put the beleaguered country back on track for growth with an ambitious plan. The roughly 200 billion euros from the EU's Corona aid package offer a unique opportunity to modernise the country. But doubts remain. Carlo Stagnaro of the Instituto Bruno Leoni analyses why in an interview.
The Double-Crisis Generation
On the occasion of the EU Social Summit in Porto, Portugal, the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Madrid and the Spanish think tank EsadeEcPol indicate in a joint cross-border study economic insecurity and the resulting radicalization of political attitudes among young people in Southern Europe.
The Young Generation’s Future is Europe
"Our future is Europe - we have no other." Genscher's words are still relevant today in the light of Brexit, the refugee crisis and the corona pandemic. Many young people have recognised this, and the future of Europe is particularly close to their hearts. But to be able to pave the way to a truly European future, the EU needs a general overhaul. Julius Graack explains what the young generation hopes for from the EU.
Clear Rules for Fair Competition
The EU Commission is taking action against unfair trade practices by Chinese companies and market-distorting foreign subsidies with a new trade strategy. For the strategy to work, liberal Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager must create clear rules. For only with an open single market can Europe make use of its economic strengths.
Mixed Fortunes Expected as Britain Gears Up for Super Thursday
An unprecedented number of seats are up for grabs in local and regional elections in the UK on Thursday. Although it will be difficult to point out clear winners and losers, it is likely that the elections will have a profound effect on the political landscape for the years to come.