Marine Le Pen can win in 2022 by doing nothing

A couple months ago, when he was still the rising star of a new generation of EU enthusiasts, France’s “centrist” president Emmanuel Macron was expected to turn European politics around. Back then, the only people pointing out the potential negative consequences of his administration were libertarians, of which there aren’t many in France, and conservatives, […]

[REPORTAGE] Salvini a Kaczyński wëllen Allianz fir Europawahlen

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass de 17. Januar ausgestraalt ginn. Déi italienesch Regierungspartei Lega wëll no den Europawahlen am Mee eng Allianz mat der polnescher Regierungspartei PiS agoen. Falls dës zwou Kräften nach aner Parteien mat an eng Kooperatioun eran huele, kéint esou ee konservative Grupp d’Europaparlament fundemental changéieren.

On the LuxVentures podcast

I had the pleasure of appearing on the LuxVentures podcast in Luxembourg, hosted by Aljaž Pengov Bitenc. We talked elections in Luxembourg, talking politics with locals, and Luxembourg’s history. You can listen to the whole conversation by clicking here.

Social democracy is dead, long live socialism

Europe has been hit by a Green wave in politics, with environmentalists structurally outperforming establishment social democrat parties. But it isn’t so much about climate change as it is a rebranding of socialism for young voters. Beware of the consequences.

The Women’s Council narrative on female representation is antiquated

Luxembourg’s newly-elected parliament is constituted of 48 men and 12 women. The Grand Duchy’s Women’s Council (CNFL) expressed its upset with that result, saying that women were not given sufficient platforms during the election campaign, particularly in a country where the voting system is so focused on individual candidates.

What changes politically in the parliament

As the Liberals, Greens and Socialists go into coalition talks, following the election on 14 October, the widespread narrative seems to be that “nothing is going to change” on a political level in Luxembourg. However, voters have made an unmistakable turn to the left, by giving more support to the Greens, as well as voting in […]