Despite considerable policy differences on the old continent, one issue almost entirely unites Europeans: gun control. This is currently reflected through legislators, who, despite the apparent ineffectiveness of current gun regulation, continue to infringe on the right to bear arms.
There is strange divergence of thought when it comes to self-ownership. For most of public opinion, your body belongs to yourself when it comes to things like tattoos, piercings, gaining weight, losing weight, plastic surgery or abortion. It denies self-ownership regarding the fruit of your labour (keeping the money you earned yourself) or the consumption […]
Many smokers these days poke fun at the crusaders of the anti-tobacco lobby as “health nazis.” The comparison is related to the extreme and authoritarian nature of national socialism. Tobacco control campaigners have tried, including through academic studies, to brand this Nazi-rhetoric as a fallacy.
During the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, which was held recently, European nations were keen on lecturing the United States on protectionism. It has in fact been a longstanding pledge of the G20 to resist any tendencies to put national interests above the framework of international trade agreements. It is also true that the first […]
When the European Union Commission needed to appoint a negotiator for its talks with the United Kingdom, the task was of essential importance. This person needed to be a distinguished diplomat, a careful communicator in the media, and a connoisseur of the intricacy of the relationship between the British Isles and the continent. The toxic […]
This week, French president Emmanuel Macron made headlines with an answer he give during a G20 press conference in Hamburg, Germany. He was asked by a journalist whether he thinks Africa needs something comparable to a Marshall Plan in order to get its economy going.
France’s new centrist government (it’s actually good old socialism, but we’ll roll with the mainstream term here) under president Emmanuel Macron, announced its new environmental policy. As the initiator of the Paris Climate Agreement, France wants to show itself ambitious in the fight against global warming. President Trump announced a few weeks ago that the […]
The message of freedom is a universal one, and can be found in pop-culture across the globe. Here are 10 songs that have a pro-liberty message, with or without you having noticed so far:
For two years now Europe has been hit by multiple terror attacks, most of which occurred in France, Belgium, Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The responses, both political and individual decisions, are likely to be far more damaging than the attacks themselves.
On Tuesday, the president of the European Union Commission (the EU’s executive), Jean-Claude Juncker, called the European Parliament “ridiculous.” The parliament was in session to debate the conclusion of the rotating presidency of the Republic of Malta (the EU’s smallest member), but out of over 750 members, a mere 30 were present in the chamber. […]