Category: Daily

EU and the Balkans: Why Italy should take the lead

On the eve of the Sofia Summit between the EU and the Western Balkans, an analysis of Italy's role in the enlargement process. Luisa Chiodi Over the years, Italy has been reiterating its full support for the EU's process of...

/ June 5, 2018

League-M5S government in Italy: Empty-handed

After 88 days of negotiations and after agreeing on a "government contract" based on massive public spending raise and tax cuts, the far-right League and the populist 5 Stars movement have designated Giuseppe Conte as prime minister for the second...

/ June 4, 2018

EU-Poland: Inept Commission reaps the fruits of its passivity

The EU’s passivity in the face of methodical dismantling of the rule of law by the Polish government is a failure of European integration and paves the way for the radical right, says academic Paweł Marcisz Paweł Marcisz On the...

/ June 4, 2018

Ten months to Brexit: All up in the Air

Time-consuming negotiations with the European Union and deep divisions within the two leading parties are hampering Britain’s day-to-day politics. Andreas Busch Since last summer, British Government delegates have been negotiating with European Union officials in Brussels to navigate the Britain’s...

/ June 2, 2018

Quiz: Are You a Libertarian?

Logan Albright Logan Albright is the Director of Research at Free the People. He occasionally takes time out from his busy schedule of railing against the evils of government to play the part of musician, amateur novelist, and moustache enthusiast....

/ May 25, 2018

Pan-European movements: ‘We want to bring real change to all European citizens’

In slightly more than a year, Volt has become one of the most active pan-European political movements. Its immediate goal is to make an impact on next year’s European elections. We met its president, Andrea Venzon (at the centre of...

/ May 25, 2018

Right of asylum: ‘The crisis of today’s Europe is not a Schengen crisis but a Dublin crisis’

Gianfranco Schiavone, president of the Italian Consortium of Solidarity (ICS), talks about the ongoing reform of the so-called Dublin process that regulates the asylum granting process in the EU, which has been widely criticised for playing a negative role in...

/ May 24, 2018

Family planning: Even where abortion is legal, access is not granted

In several European countries though abortion laws are not necessary when the lack of available gynecologists makes it almost impossible for women to access abortion. Paola Tamma for VoxEurop Ireland will hold a referendum on 25 May, asking voters whether...

/ May 24, 2018

How to Fix Our Criminal Justice System w/ Nick Freitas

Matt Kibbe Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer of Free the People. He is a leading advocate for personal, civil and economic liberties. An economist by training, Kibbe is a public policy expert, bestselling author, and political...

/ May 23, 2018

Short-term property-rental: How Airbnb lobbies Brussels

The short-term property-rental platforms have seen the potential for influence over those EU bodies which are supposed to regulate them, and are now putting resources into it. Claire Alet "This is a mistake that needs sanctioning by European law." Such...

/ May 17, 2018

Rand Paul’s Plan to Save America from Bankruptcy

Matt Kibbe Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer of Free the People. He is a leading advocate for personal, civil and economic liberties. An economist by training, Kibbe is a public policy expert, bestselling author, and political...

/ May 17, 2018

Off the Grid with Thomas Massie: What About Cats?

Matt Kibbe Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer of Free the People. He is a leading advocate for personal, civil and economic liberties. An economist by training, Kibbe is a public policy expert, bestselling author, and political...

/ May 17, 2018

Stop the Authorization for the Use of Military Force

As the War on Terror stretches into its 18th year, Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have introduced a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), S. J. Res. 59, that would give permission to expand...

/ May 16, 2018

Iran nuclear deal: Chopped off

"Said, done!" On the chainsaw: "My voters" US President Donald Trump has decided to abandon the so-called Iran nuclear deal, where the Islamic Republic accepted not to develop nuclear military capacity in exchange of the lifting of UN and international...

/ May 15, 2018

Those Nutty Professors

The university is a centuries old tradition, a place for scholarly exploration, a place to broaden the mind, a place where freedom of thought is not only allowed, but encouraged. At least, that’s the way it used to be. In...

/ May 14, 2018

We Need More Randian CEOs

It sometimes seems as though government exists merely to systematically identify all those things in life that give people pleasure and take them away. Alcohol, tobacco, fatty food, sugar, and any number of other substances have been controlled, regulated, or...

/ May 13, 2018

Sustainable urban mobility: The EU rewards the Balkans

Various initiatives for sustainable mobility in Europe have been launched in the Balkans, and more will follow. A report. Sara Gradilone In recent years, the European Union has been paying a lot of attention to sustainable mobility. This can be...

/ May 13, 2018

Off the Grid with Thomas Massie: Cooking Chanterelles

Bonus footage from Off the Grid with Thomas Massie. Massie cooks up some chanterelle mushrooms, straight from his farm in Kentucky. Subscribe on YouTube Matt Kibbe Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer of Free the People. He...

/ May 11, 2018

Mr. Belichick Goes to Washington

Bill Belichick, coach of the New England Patriots, has been appointed to head the White House Sports Council. Now I know a lot of people have strong opinions about Belichick, but I just want to say… wait a minute… there’s...

/ May 10, 2018

Fashionable Fascists, or the Dangers of Populism

“Fascist!” is an insult you might hear flung at anyone for holding any view the speaker doesn’t like. The Antifa (short for Antifascist) movement chooses their targets with a particular lack of discrimination. But as George Orwell, himself a master...

/ May 10, 2018