2nd Working Group on Political Economy @ Riga, Latvia Best wishes to the new mandate! Meet the new leadership! Welcome to the 13th YES Presidium! 19th May #Act4Youth

EDEK Youth’s statement on the latest events around Turkish Cypriot demands for taxation of the Humanitarian Aid towards Greek Cypriots living in northern Cyprus

  During the last few days we have been witnesses to a hideous act of unprecedented audacity by the Turkish Cypriot ‘administration’ in Cyprus. Specifically, the self-styled Turkish Cypriot ‘Foreign Minister’ denied access to areas that are not under control of the Republic of Cyprus for trucks carrying food, medical and other supplies destined ...

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The Austrian 2017 Elections – Between A Rock and A Hard Place

The Setup   The result of the last general elections in 2013 brought a record low for the two dominant parties since 1945. Social Democrats though still the largest party of the land gathered only 26.8% of the vote and conservatives (ÖVP) fell to 24%. The far right FPÖ surged to 20.5%. ...

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YES Presidium: The attitudes of the Policia Nacional last Sunday in Catalonia are totally unacceptable

The attitudes of the Policia Nacional last Sunday in Catalonia are totally unacceptable and must be condemned to its full extent. The attitude of the EPP-lead Government is contrary to the rule of law and the utter respect that all of its citizens deserve. To respond to the pacific participation in ...

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YES Statement: Political Situation in Catalonia

In light of the political situation in Catalonia, the Young European Socialists, as the organisation that congregates the whole of the European socialist and social democratic youth organisations, wants to express the following:   YES affirms that, in all cases, its political positions are always coordinated with its Member Organizations; in ...

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Summer camp 2018: the call for hosting is open!

The Summer Camps are one of the most important events of our organisation: we gather hundreds of activists from all over Europe and beyond to discuss, train ourselves, come up with new ideas for the future, draft policy papers and have fun. The 2018 Summer Camp will be particularly important, considering ...

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Be with YES this fall! – Upcoming events

Dear comrades, In 2017, YES celebrates a very special date. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary since our foundation in the Hague, Netherlands. To commemorate this anniversary, we have decided to make an event that would combine all the features of our identity. Thus, we would kindly ask you to Save the Date in ...

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Statement of YES Democracy and Fighting Right Wing Extremism Coordinator

As a result of the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, YES and CTP Youth Organization have been closely following the high increase in refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. In this framework, YES and CTP Youth Organization have launched a campaign under the name of #RefugeesWelcome, making it clear ...

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YES Presidium: Statement on the Situation in Poland

We are deeply concerned by the developments in Poland. Judicial independence and separation of powers are crucial for democracy and rule of law. Thanks to the ongoing protests of the Polish people during the last few weeks in numerous cities and the warnings of the EU commission, president Andrzej Duda ...

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YES Network Coordinator Baris Onel: Unite Cyprus Now!

Far right extremism had led to a division of Cyprus for more that 40 years. The consequences of nationalism had been severe to generations of Cypriots who either had to be refugees or had lost their loved ones. Today, the leaders of Greek and Turkish Cypriots will be meeting in Crans-Montana, ...

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YES Feminist Network Coordinator Andrea Scheck: The Polish Government’s Plan to Reduce Women’s Access to the Morning-After Pill is Unacceptable

The conservative Polish government has just launched an attack on women by passing legislation which will drastically reduce women’s access to the morning-after pill. The law was signed in defiance of human rights groups and political opposition, and will make it so women will now need to make an appointment with a doctor and ...

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