I try to express myself, but there are so many thoughts that I can’t put them together. I just cry all day, crying out all the things that have accumulated over the past months. I cry and pray, even though I don’t believe in God in the accepted sense of this word. I pray that…
Twitter banning political ads only shows the tip of the iceberg
Twitter bans political advertising. Is this a right step for democracy?
“Generations that come after us should also live well, not only survive”
Interview with Lucie Hammecke (22), member of the state parliament of Saxony.
Interview with Mina Tolu, FYEG’s newly elected co-spokesperson
We talked to Mina Tolu, newly elected co-spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens during the Federation’s General Assembly in Istanbul.
Green Ideals in Election time – David Ling from Grön Ungdom (Sweden)
The European Parliamentary elections are right around the corner, and throughout Europe parties are mobilising to campaign. How do young people see the green future of Europe? In this series you’ll meet political youth parties from all over the continent: from Spain to Slovenia. Today we are speaking to David Ling, vice chair of Grön…
Green ideals in election time – Igor Jurišič from SMS-Zeleni
The European Parliamentary elections are on their way, and throughout Europe parties are mobilizing to campaign. How do youngsters see the green future of Europe? In this series you’ll meet political youth parties from all over the continent: from Spain to Slovenia. Today we’re speaking with Igor Jurišič, partyleader for Stranka mladih – Zeleni Evrope…
Measuring Spanish democracy
Democracy can be measured, and there is no bipolar difference between democracy and dictatorship. We can find characteristics of democracy in an authoritarian regime, and characteristics of authoritarianism in a democratic one. Thanks to the work of political scientist Robert Dahl, who considered democracy to be an incomplete path, we have different criteria to determine…
How it is to run for parliament in one of the most conservative parts of Germany
I was born in Bad Aibling, Bavaria, near the Alps in the South of Germany. It is here, surrounded by stunning nature amidst the beautiful Alpine scenery, where Conservatives gained about two thirds of votes in past elections and in the first election of the European Parliament a right-wing party obtained 30% of votes. Running…
British Elections: A week later
British politics is not easy for a continental European to understand. The differences between continental Europe and Great Britain are easy to spot as soon as you land in the UK. For starters, the border is actually a thing, with passport checks making you remember that it’s a privilege to live in a borderless continent….
British Elections: Manchester
Manchester, 7th of June 2017 Walk around the center of Manchester, just a few hours before the polling stations open, and you won’t even think there’s a national election happening. No one is delivering leaflets on the streets, and you won’t see any “For the Many” or “Strong and Stable” messaging anywhere. The reason is…