Politics

  • Couscousgate: The FN is rubbing off on Germany

    By on Sept. 22, 2017

    It only takes some couscous for the National Front in France to have something to chew over. Why? Well, the second leader of the party, Florian Philippot, resigned and 'Couscousgate' could even have some serious repurcussions in Germany. Naturally, we brought our two cents on the situation. 

  • Populists in Germany: You shall not pass!

    By on Sept. 20, 2017

    On the 24th of September, Germans will choose their destiny by electing their next parliament. While the country has hindered the rise of the extreme right, Alternative Für Deutschland is still predicted to have about 10% of votes. But a group of motivated and imaginative young people have decided to make populism nothing more than a bad memory in their country. 

  • Who cares? Christian Lindner is hot

    By on Sept. 14, 2017

    10 days until the German elections, and everyone's talking about Christian Lindner. Hot or not? Who cares?! Well, we do. And here's why:

  • The ridiculousness of Czech politics

    By on Aug. 17, 2017

    Sometimes politics can be disheartening. When people like Donald Trump come into power, it's hard to keep faith in the solemnity of the political landscape. In the Czech Republic, politicians are ready to reclaim Czech sovereignty with a future that's pink, loaded with guns and decorated with fake beards. 

  • UK Elections: Then and now

    By on June 16, 2017

    While Europe was watching like hawks, the results of the UK General Election turned out to be a damp squib. Theresa May’s gamble has not paid off, resulting in the Conservative Party being without a majority in Parliament. The Labour Party has achieved an unexpected breakthrough. The future political landscape in the UK is even more foggy, and the future of Brexit even more 'soft'.

  • Emmanuel Macron's never-ending story

    By on May 19, 2017

    Emmanuel Macron was elected President of the Republic by more than 20 million French citizens. While his journey to the Elysée makes a good story, it is one that must be viewed with caution, because neither the storyline nor the characters are yet known. The situation in France hasn't changed: the country is divided.

  • How should Europe deal with right-wing populists?

    By on May 9, 2017

    With the recent defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections, one thing became clear: right-wing populists are on the rise in Europe. While some warn of the dangers this might bring to the Old Continent, others argue that it enriches the political spectrum. 

  • France's presidential nominees go back to their roots

    By on April 26, 2017

    A good French president has to know and appreciate the products of their native land, which is why between now and 7 May you’ll see the candidates proclaim their love of cheese, cows and Calvados.

  • A Tale of Two Frances

    By on April 26, 2017

    Last weekend, the French people spoke: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will advance to the second round of the French presidential elections. Their victories are the result of a country that is deeply divided on Europe and the question of globalisation.

  • Can Europe relax over France's election result?

    By on April 24, 2017

    Sunday saw En Marche! leader Emmanuel Macron and the Front National's Marine Le Pen advance to the second round of voting in the French presidential elections. Some commentators are relieved, believing Macron will easily see off Le Pen, but others are less optimistic...