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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Stop Violence Against Women – What we don’t talk about

According to the European Commission, one in every three women in Europe is forced to endure either physical, psychological or sexualised violence in her life. Globally, an estimated 120 million girls have been victims of sexualised violence. Most of them at the hand of their intimate partner. Think about it: ...

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YES LEADERS’ STATEMENT

  NOVEMBER 20TH 2017 For a stronger and more cohesive Europe for the benefit of all people   Over the past years, and especially in the last months, the socialist and social democratic family have dwelled in an intense debate about the main political challenges it faces. The neoliberal policies and politics in several ...

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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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