A Discussion with Angelika Mlinar, MEP for the Austrian liberal party NEOS, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. What does the future of Europe look like? Between the migration crisis, Brexit, and the election of Trump, 2016 was a difficult year for the European Union. However, 2017 was a year of relief: in… Read More
Transatlantic Conference 2016: Putin Ante Portas & How to Handle Russia – A Polish and Transatlantic Perspective
The occupation and annexation of Crimea and the subsequent war in Eastern Ukraine indicate that Russia is both able and willing to use military force against neighboring nations. Over the past couple of years, the international community has been observing major exercises on NATO’s Eastern flank such as Russian aircrafts violating NATO airspace, snap exercises,… Read More
FNF-Transatlantic Conference 2016: What did we discuss?
The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) held its annual Transatlantic Conference in Chicago, Illinois in April 2016. Participants from around the world – including the United States, Canada, Germany, Greece, Poland and Slovakia – came together to discuss the current state of transatlantic relations and some of the issues… Read More
FNF-Panel Discussion: Tipping Point? European Politics in an Age of Migration
Asylum and border control policies currently stand at the forefront of debate in European politics. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s Transatlantic Dialogue Program hosted the Member of the European Parliament Angelika Mlinar to discuss some of the challenges posed by the refugee crisis and present solutions for a handful of the problems faced. Ms.… Read More
Panel Discussion on Germany’s Political Challenges
How does Germany cope with the current refugee crisis? What’s the German standpoint vis-à-vis Russia? And what are the prospects for German liberals? Those were the main topics Dr. Ekkehard Klug, Member of the State Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein, Gisela Piltz, former Member of the Bundestag and Member of the Board of Trustees of FNF; and… Read More
TTIP: What’s the Buzz in Europe?
By Arya Hejazi and Håvard Sandvik, European Liberal Forum Introduction Unlike any other bilateral trade agreement, TTIP has stirred emotions on either side of the trade debate. The diversity of views over TTIP in Europe reflects the EU’s diverse member states, but also a Union which is only now coming to grips with its own… Read More