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

SOTEU, Pittella: we need “a big European heart”

On the 14th of September, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker addressed the European Parliament with his annual State of the Union speech. The President of the S&D Group Gianni Pittella reacted pointing out the concerns of the socialist and social-democratic family. As Young European Socialists, we highly appreciated ...

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Less talking and more listening, Mr. Schäuble!

Young European Socialists express their consternation at Schäuble's comment mocking the Mediterranean mini-summit gathering several heads of states and governments in Athens yesterday. Schauble said: "When socialist party leaders meet, nothing terribly intelligent comes out of it most of the time". We would like to tell mister Schäuble that he is in no ...

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TTIP is dead!

YES welcomes the end of TTIP negotiations. Within the last weeks and days, main characters in the TTIP negotiations and member states have declared the end of TTIP.   Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of SPD, state secretary for the trade of France, Matthias Fekl,  and TTIP rapporteur for the European Parliament, Bernd ...

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IT’S NOT POLITICALLY INCORRECT, IT’S STUPID.

On the street, in newspapers, on TV or in social networks, it’s very easy to hear insults and abuse, which are often openly and proudly assumed. From the most widely accepted as repulsive to the ones considered more innocent, many people claim that such insulting and offensive terms are delivered ...

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European reality, humanitarian crisis – doctors without borders in the Mediterranean

On Sunday evening, we are leaving the YES Summer camp: tired, yet packed up with impressions and full of excitement about our upcoming vacation in Sicily. When traveling to our first stop in Trapani, we receive messages of comrades from all over Europe sending in pictures of their symbolic “refugees ...

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FREE OUR COMRADES NOW!!

On July 15, Gulen movement attempted to a military coup in Turkey. Young European Socialists condemned the coup attempt and defended that only an inclusive democracy could be a solution. However, the prosecutions were extended too much that our comrades from secularist CHP Youth, member of our European socialist family, are ...

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Time to Say Goodbye – Day 5 YES Summer Camp 2016

Today is the final day of Summer Camp 2016. Always a sad say as we bid farewell to our YES family for another year. The day began with me waking up late so I got ready and headed down to the YES office in hotel reception. This is where I ...

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A Night in the Pool – Day 4 YES Summer Camp 2016

This morning I woke up but did not have breakfast, something about the heat is suppressing my appetite. I got dressed and headed down to the Filippo Turati & Anna Kuliscioff room where I was speaking on a panel “After Austerity – which way is forward?” I went to the room ...

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Clothing Disaster! – Day 3 YES Summer Camp 2016

Thursday seems to be the day that past me by. I awoke at 8am but following the pool party the night before I decided to take some extra sleep. 10am and I am stuck to the bed. I missed breakfast and the workshops and panels have already begun. I decided to ...

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A Reflection on Utoya 5 years on

The 22nd July, that's a date most comrades all over Europe will never forget. Many of us will remember what they did 5 years ago right before the horrible news came in. Many of us were preparing for the IUSY festival in Austria, looking forward to debating and partying with ...

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