Why Brexit Will Not Happen and How the EP Might Help 

As seen on The Parliament Magazine 19th October

 

As the results of the UK’s 2016 referendum came in, my strong sense was – and remains – that Brexit will not happen. To confirm such a sentiment in a week in which Boris Johnson may triumph at the European Council might appear to invite ridicule. Yet the fundamentals remain unchanged. Continue reading

A Government that Stays 

The Law and Justice Party won the elections in Poland. The opposition is in crisis.

Most observers had expected it: The national-conservative government of the party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice, or PiS for short) has been clearly confirmed in office. According to the latest projections, PiS’s share of the vote rose from 37.6 per cent in 2015 to 44.57 per cent. It owes this not only to its extremely rude but very skilful election campaign strategy, but above all to the weakness of the opposition. Continue reading

[Greece] 4th Entrepreneurship Academy and Symposium 

Location: Sikyon Coast, Xylokastro, Greece

Date: 20.09.-22.09.2019

 

Innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are necessary in every growing economy. Greece is recovering from a long crisis and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) has been building capacity together with local partners and stakeholders, promoting the principles of economic sustainability in an open market economy throughout that period. This way, we can also reduce drastically the bran-drain phenomenon and help new efforts to arise.

This was the scope of this year’s Entrepreneurship Academy, which was organized for the 4th time, from 20 to 22 September 2019. Continue reading

Poland Before the Election: It Remains Exciting 

 

On 13th October Poland expects an election of fate. The Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice) party, which has been in power since 2015, has since its election purposefully and skilfully put the country on a national-conservative course with authoritarian traits. It is performing well in polls – not least because of its generous social policy. The opposition still needs to develop some momentum in order to win the elections. Continue reading