Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Quo Vadis LGBTQ+ Representation in Politics?
On the the International Day against Homophobia, Bi-, Inter- and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), people around the world commemorate 17 May 1990, the day on which homosexuality was removed from the ICD-10 diagnosis code of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and was officially no longer considered a disease. We talk with Carline van Breugel about the lived reality of the LGBTQ+ community in Europe today and the lack of representation in politics.
International Day against Homophobia, Bi-, Inter- and Transphobia 2022
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is committed to an open society in which diversity has a chance. Diversity has many facets: ethnic origin, sexual identity, gender, nationality, age, but also lifestyle, education, religious and political convictions or life experience.
Finland and Sweden on their way into NATO
Long thought unthinkable, the Finnish and Swedish governments have yesterday and today confirmed their countries' decisions to join NATO. The historic moves comes as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine, which has had a significant impact on threat perceptions in the region.
Local and regional elections in the UK: Liberal Democrats make solid comeback
The results of the local and regional elections in Great Britain provide very little information about the political future of the country. The government lost, but at the same time the opposition did not win. The Conservatives, in whose party leader Boris Johnson not even his own voters now have confidence, have suffered a clear defeat.
Ghosts of the past: the son of the late dictator becomes the new president of the Philippines
It is a dark day for the Philippines: with almost two thirds of votes Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of the late dictator, won the presidential election. His victory is due to a long-planned disinformation campaign. Also the newly elected vice-president stands for an illiberal policy: she is no other than the daughter of the populist President Rodrigo Duterte.
Alexander De Croo reigns in turbulent times
With Alexander De Croo, Belgium has a liberal prime minister at the helm for the third time in a row. As head of government, he has immediately taken on a more visible role in European discussions. Alexander De Croo will speak about the changing times in Europe today at our event "A Fight for Freedom - How Putin's War is Renewing Europe".
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.