This piece by Arnold Wehmhoerner looks at the dynamics around debates on sexual orientation in Africa amid a rise in anti-gay legislation in several countries. He charts the peculiar situation wherein cuts in development aid are portrayed by traditionalist leaders as a manifestation of post-colonial interference in African affairs. In this sense, certain actions in the West have been counterproductive in the struggle for gay rights and there have been mixed messages from the West, with US Christian fundamentalists contributing to homophobic fervour.
South Africa is seen as a leader on this issue, as the first country in the world to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. There has been an increase in gay refugees coming to South Africa in recent times; yet there are still serious problems times are changing slowly.
What are Hungary’s conditions for lifting its Ukraine Facility veto?
by Euractiv 12/01/2024
In this episode, Evi Kiorri asks Andriy Korniychuk, policy analyst and expert on Ukraine matters at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies: what are Viktor Orbán's conditions, and why is Hungary considering changing its position?
Une réforme de l’UE qui intéressera forcément les Suisses
by Le Temps 24/11/2023
'EU reform bound to be of interest to the Swiss', an opinion piece in Le Temps on EU Treaties changes by Maria João Rodrigues, FEPS President, Guillaume Klossa, Director of think tank EuropaNova and Daniela Schwarzer, Executive board member Bertelsmann Stiftung
« Le moment est venu de lancer un débat sur la réforme de l’Union européenne »
by Le Monde 22/11/2023
'The time has come to launch a debate on the reform of the European Union', an opinion piece in Le Monde on Eu Treaties changes by Maria João Rodrigues, FEPS President, Guillaume Klossa, Director of think tank EuropaNova and Daniela Schwarzer, Executive board member Bertelsmann Stiftung
Socialistas europeos reclaman que la Europa social sea la prioridad de la futura Comisión
by EuroEFE 09/11/2023
'European socialists demand that social Europe be the priority for the future Commission' article about the 'Champions of progress: Progressives go the extra mile for Social Europe!' side event organized by FEPS and PES
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