Interview: After Brexit – Snap Elections in Ireland 

 

On Saturday a new parliament will be elected in Ireland. For the Republic of Ireland, the stakes are high: In recent polls Sinn Fein, the former mouthpiece of the IRA, has risen sharply. In an interview with freiheit.org, Erin McGreehan, city councillor of Louth and a graduate of the European Women’s Academy, explains what the liberal Fianna Fail has to counter this and what the outcome of the election means for Ireland and Europe. Continue reading

New Report: Outlook for Hungary for 2020 

Download the full report, by Cevro Institute Partner Eszter Nova, here!

Summary

Hungarian politics in 2020 will be different from 2019 in a number of ways. After years of paralysis and disarray of the Hungarian non-Fidesz opposition, they are back in the political game after a surprise non-defeat at the municipal elections in October 2019.  Continue reading

Next Exit: Third Country 

Brexit is on its way, but the exciting part comes later

 

 

The word Brexit has almost become a synonym. For the last almost three years it seemingly stood for all sorts of things: for tough and fruitless negotiations; for the waste of precious work time of politicians, officials and journalists; for parliamentary drama and political navel-gazing; and for ever new extensions with uncertain outcomes. Now, however, the word will return to describe what it originally meant: the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. After more than 47 years, its membership in the institutions of the European Community ended. Continue reading

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Politics 

+ Launch of the Women in Political Parties Inclusivity Index & Handbook

Brought to you by FNF Europe & Liberal International

 

REGISTER NOW
Kindly register for this event by 02. February at https://forms.gle/SQ2MW9ZHtv2VsCeTA *

PROGRAMME
18.30 Registration & Light Dinner
19.00 Welcome by Thomas Ilka
Regional Director, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe

Keynote Speech: Katalin Cseh (tbc)
Vice President, Renew Europe

Launch: Women in Political Parties
Inclusivity Index & Handbook

Astrid Thors
Chairperson, LI Human Rights Committee

19.30 Panel Discussion

Mu Sochua
Vice President, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)

Manon Deshayes
Junior Policy & Campaigns Officer,
European Women’s Lobby

Karen Melchior (tbc)
MEP (Radikale Venstre), Renew Europe

Antoaneta Asenova
Policy Officer, LYMEC
Accredited Parliament Assistant, European Parliament

Moderator: Astrid Thors

ABOUT THE EVENT
Even though women and men have the same legal right to take part in politics, women are still less likely to get involved in political parties and stand for office today. The Liberal International Women in Political Parties inclusivity index and handbook aims to increase the participation of women in political party structures and remove hurdles for them to do so, by gathering best practices from all over the world.

Join us in a discussion with political and civil society representatives and activists from Europe and beyond!

 

 

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