Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Never waste a good crisis: How the EU Covid19 recovery fund can fix the reform backlog in the Member States
Today the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her NextGenerationEU funding strategy to finance the recovery plan for Europe. The Commission will raise up to around €800 billion in current prices until 2026. The strategy can be summarized in one term: temporary common European debt.
Profile Sigrid Kaag - Atypical Times Call for Atypical Leaders
The social liberal party D66 managed to become the second biggest party in the country in the Dutch parliamentary elections. It is led by the new party leader Sigrid Kaag, who has decades of negotiating experience in some of the most difficult areas in the world. It would be difficult to imagine anyone better suited for the country's upcoming difficult tasks.
North Korea 2021: Corona is just one out of many political challenges
A new U.S. administration, important strategic decisions at the North Korean party congress, an emerging major conflict between the U.S. and China, a slowly approaching end of the Corona pandemic: Numerous events taking place in 2021 make it necessary to take a closer look at the situation in and around North Korea and to venture an outlook.
How to Counter Antisemitism?
The Hungarian Free Market Foundation in partnership with CEJI and with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom created a project to help the media and individuals in recognizing, understanding and countering antisemitism.
The project's main components - a guide for journalists, online exhibition, and a language course - are aimed at explaining the forms of antisemitism, and the actions that can be taken against it.
Women Leading Protests – Female Voices For Democracy
Around the world, women are leading the fight for freedom and democracy. The documentary film "Women Leading Protests - Female Voices for Democracy" by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation looks at the stories of four women who have been involved in protests for democracy in various forms.
Fake vs. Fact
Do you believe everything you read? Find out if you can distinguish disinformation from real news with this game out of our #FreedomFightsFake campaign. Check it out now and test your knowledge!
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.
"Romania is the fastest changing society in Europe“
The Oscar-nominated film "Colectiv" follows authorities, the victims and the whistleblower and uncovers gradually the corrupt structures of the Romanian health system. Director Alexander Nanau explains in this interview the motivation behind his new film and why he rejected the Romanian Order of Merit for Culture.
Liberal success stories in the Netherlands – What Liberals can learn from the Dutch elections
In the Netherlands, the Liberals achieved successes in the last parliamentary elections that Liberals in Germany can only dream of. Jeroen Dobber analyses what led the VVD and D66 to their electoral success and gives an outlook on what lessons could be adopted internationally to help liberalism to flourish.
A New Era in the Transatlantic Partnership
The United States and the European Union cannot fundamentally alter the world trading order bilaterally; however, cogent transatlantic leadership in a time of division and uncertainty will have significant influence on developing partner nations who support this mission. If both parties come to the table in good faith, this might establish an opportunity for the transatlantic alliance to provide much-needed leadership within the international order.
Elections in Israel: End time for „King Bibi“
A week before elections, Israeli views on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain divided. A repeated stalemate could result in a fifth elections within two years. Nevertheless, the end of Netanyahu's time in power is near - while a liberal center is stabilizing under Yesh Atid. Analysis by our Israel expert Julius von Freytag-Loringhoven.
Rutte riding high - but watch out for the undercurrent
In the current parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, Prime Minister Mark Rutte is likely to successfully defend his office. But even if the forecasts superficially look like continuity, there is movement beneath the surface. Changes in the coalition composition could change the dynamics of the government, analyzes Jeroen Dobber.
Business Meets Human Rights
Ten years after their adoption, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are increasingly incorporated into legal regulations. Yesterday, the EU Parliament voted on the Legal Affairs Committee's report on corporate due diligence. Better known as due diligence law, this is just another step towards a regulation at the European level.
Turmoil in European Parliament – Orbán Forestalls the Expulsion from EPP Group
Shortly after the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament approved an amendment to its Rules of Procedure that paved the way for Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party to be suspended from its ranks, the Hungarian Prime Minister announced that his party’s MEPs will leave the Group of the Christian Democrats. How does this decision affect Fidesz, the EPP, and the Hungarian opposition? Which party family in Europe could Orbán now join?
"Italy's political landscape can become more European than it has been!"
In an interview with Rahel Zibner, Costanza Hermanin, member of the board of the liberal, pro-European party PiuEuropa, explains what the new government coalition could mean for Italy. She hopes for a more European, more open Italy. The Draghi government will remain stable and, above all, carry out overdue economic and fiscal reforms, said Hermanin.