On 26th March Bulgarians are electing their parlament members. Convened earlier than originally scheduled, as a consequence of the prime-minister Boyko Borisov’s resignation, the elections are preceded by a campaign that has turned into a real political battle between the major parties in Bulgaria. As an addition, a quite controversial businessman, Veselin Mareshki, whom The New York Times compared to Trump for his provocative statements and intentions for a complete change of the political situation, is also entering the race for Parliament with his party “VOLYA” (WILL). Whether the candidates’ promises are real or just a way to become members of the next Parliament, has to be seen after the elections. What do young people think and expect from it? I asked Ana Maria, Yoan and Maria about...[Read More]
After a long camapaign the Austrian Voters finally elected Alexander von der Bellen as new president. The candidate of the far right party FPÖ, Norbert Hofer, got more than 46 percent of the vote. With this the FPÖ, a party which is strongly connected with the new emerging right wing movement of the Identiarians, has found its path into the centre of the Austrian society. But who are the Identitarians? What do they stand for and how will this change the Austrian society?
“Queen hailed as backer of Brexit.” “Bankers told to delay their summer holiday plans until after EU vote.” “Henry Hoover ate my pay packet!” These are some of the attention grabbing headlines in British papers surrounding the vote to leave the European Union (EU). We used our European network to #callScotland and asked Felicity about a Scottish perspectives on BREXIT.
What exactly is going on in Austria? What are young people thinking on the candidates and Austria’s future? We decided to activate our European network and #CallVienna to ask two young voters to explain their choices.