Placing armed forces under democratic control is one of the major achievements of Western democracies in the last century. Parliamentary oversight mechanisms were established with the aim to hold armed forces democratically accountable towards state and society and make sure that their deployment is controlled by elected authorities.
The media environment is becoming increasingly digital and mobile and more and more people consume news directly on social media. While the potential to reach a wide audience has never been higher, this fast-paced, algorithm-driven news reality can pose a challenge to financing quality and investigative journalism.
Africa should not be classified as a continent of crises but as a continent that provides multiple opportunities. Together with our African partners we will explore the potentials of a paradigm shift in African policies, which comprises the idea to take our African partners seriously, to promote rule-based free trade in and with Africa and to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives in Africa. In our international conference, these issues will be addressed by international experts and highranking politicians.
The relationship of Southeast Asia and the EU is of particular importance as these two regions are closely entangled in today’s globalized economy. This is not only the case economically: through increased migration flows for example, globalization has shown that human rights issues may affect other parts of the world too.
Nach einem turbulentem Jahr 2016, konnten bisher im Superwahljahr 2017 die liberalen Kräfte in den Niederlanden und Frankreich die Wahl für sich entscheiden. Auf die Briten folgend, werden in den kommenden Wochen und Monaten auch die Deutschen, Österreicher und Tschechen an die Wahlurne gebeten. Dabei steht die Europäische Union vor großen internen und externen Herausforderungen.
At our Liberal Pub Talk event on the occasion of the Pride Festival we want to talk about how the situation of LGBTI+ rights looks like in the different Member States. You’ll have the possibility to ask everything you always wanted to know about LGBTI+ issues in the EU.