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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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Why a discussion on the Future of Europe

The European Union has been strong for the weak ones and weak with the strong ones. Over the last decade, inequalities have risen, social marginalization increased to unprecedented levels since the European project began, the social mobility is stuck and education becomes more expensive and less valued at the same ...

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We are hiring!

The Young European Socialists - YES is looking for candidates to fill the position of a Project Assistant. Young European Socialists unites young socialists and social democrats from all over Europe to campaign and organise at the European level and to provide a forum for debate, advocacy, capacity-building and exchange for ...

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Blog by YES Vice President Michelle Rauschkolb: “What we need is a compulsory migration policy in Europe”

This week on the December the 18th it was International Migrants Day. Worldwide over 65.6 million forcibly displaced people are on the move to find a new home. 22,5 million refugees have fled as a result of war, conflict or because of economic or climatic changes that have destroyed their ...

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IUSY-YES joint statement on Trump’s decision to move US embassy to east Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the cornerstone of war and peace US embassy move is the wrong move Jerusalem holds unique political, religious and spiritual significance and has always been an epicenter of the conflict in the Middle East and a critical issue for resolving it. Thus, any decision regarding Jerusalem should not be taken lightly ...

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