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YES stands for equal dialogue between the youth and the descision makers

Last week more than 200 young Europeans from all over the continent gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria, for a 3-day event hosted by the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU. This Conference brought together young people and decision-makers, including the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr. Tibor Navracsics, to ...

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YES Presidium Supports the Statement of PASOK Youth

The aggressive rhetoric President Erdogan and the Turkish Leadership has adopted in the past months against their neighbors, especially against Greece and Cyprus, constitutes an outrageous escalation of offensive behavior that is not in accordance with the principle of good neighborliness. Furthermore, in the past few months Turkey has increased the ...

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Hungary, YES and IUSY deeply concerned by elections result

On Sunday, April 8, Viktor Orbán lead Fidesz has won a two-thirds majority in the Hungarian Parliament. Although, the elections were far from democratic, yet the current government could secure the majority of the votes, which cannot be ignored. We, socialist youth all over the world are deeply saddened by this result, ...

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Stop the abortion ban: solidarity with Polish women!

Today, Friday 23rd of March, the Polish Parliament is discussing a resolution that if it is approved will result in an even more restrictive abortion policy. A bill proposing that terminations should be illegal in cases where the fetus is severely impaired was put forward by the Bishop's conference and on Monday the Head of the ...

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2019 Elections: The end of old-school ‘politics as usual’?

Writing originally published at Euractiv. The countdown to the next European Parliament elections has begun. They are an opportunity to change the way we do politics in Europe, to become more inclusive, turn under-representation into equal representation and ultimately increase the trust in our political leaders. Will European political parties accept the challenge? ...

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The Future of Europe – final post!

The Future of Europe must entail the following principles and proposals: -  Increase the transparency of decision-making in the EU: the opaque decisions that are made by non-elected officials in the Commission and that have no accountability to the citizens must change. For that to change, the Commission must be permanently accountable to the ...

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EU Citizenship:  Let’s Move Forward

It is more necessary than ever that the EU citizenship becomes something to which the citizens are able to relate to. Something tangible: rights. Making the EU citizenship true doesn’t mean getting rid of any national citizenship, yet to upgrade our lives as citizens to a sphere – the European citizenship – where ...

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Equal opportunities for European-minded generations

The financial investments in infrastructures that are core to the transition to a more digital and sustainable development model must be supported by investments in education and lifelong learning. President Juncker delivered his State of the European Union speech on the 13th of September: we listened to many promising ideas, yet education and ...

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Better Policies for a Better Society

The EU is not an island: the Social Pillar can’t be the only answer to the changing landscape in which the EU has to move. In a changing world, confusion can be tackled by making sure that the digital society we’re going to live in is open, democratic and inclusive, ...

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The Future European Union Must Work For All

The European Union would be considered an unquestionable asset by the European population if it implemented social policies that enabled the youngest generations to work, emancipate themselves and build their future. Enabling them, therefore, to contribute to the knowledge, skills and progress of the whole society. While our social cohesion ...

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