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JEF Denmark & JEF Netherlands against the Frugal Four

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Today, EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss the recovery plan to respond to the corona crisis and a new long-term EU budget. The loans proposed by the so-called Frugal Four would lead to further debts from countries already affected, which could have worse effects than the 2007/2008 economic crisis. Should austerity be forced within the European economic zone, it would affect all countries including the Frugal Four. This approach is neither in the self-interests of any EU Member State nor is it in the interests of the European Union as a whole. The nations of Europe are now a single entity when it comes to the world economy and the weakening of one is to the detriment of all. In this time of severe economic dislocation, Europe needs a decisive, joined-up approach where all countries pull in the same direction, towards recovery and future strength. We, therefore, call the Frugal Four to act for European solidarity, and to support a significant growth in the budget of the European Union.

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European Circular Economy – Report

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As a study trip on circular economy, a project called “Circular Economy in European Supply Chains” was implemented by JEF Netherlands in collaboration with Europeisk Ungdom (the Norwegian JEF Europe chapter) in fall 2018. Over the past year, our Norwegian partners have been working on a report which is now available. The aim of the […]

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The Maastricht Debate – Our Impressions

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Written by Filippo Brunner; with the kind help of Thilo Buchholz and Martin de Groote. On the 29th of April, the Maastricht Debate took place at the Theater aan het Vrijthof in the heart of Maastricht. On this occasion we had the opportunity to see five of the Spitzenkandidaten competing for becoming the next President […]

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European Elections: The Maastricht Debate

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Written by Sara Stachelhaus Democracy in Europe is more and more under pressure, and it is necessary, more than ever before that the European youth speaks up for a united, just, sustainable and socially responsible Europe. We have to stand up, in sypmhony with the older generations, for our future. With the European elections ahead, […]

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Circular economy in Europe

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Circular economy in Europe  by Olav Soldal and Jakob Schram; translated by Sara Stachelhaus After a successful week in The Hague, in a project collaboration between Norwegian and European youth, we have seen European cooperation in practice and experienced how circular economy is turned into reality on the continent. Between 20 – 25 November, a […]

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Timmermans in Maastricht – Opening of the Academic Year 2018

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Each academic year, Maastricht University holds an opening ceremony – this year, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission was invited a.o. to attend the conference and give a speech on the topic of the conference: The responsibility of universities for sustainable development. As Young European Federalists Maastricht, we were present – and positively […]

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Europe Day 2018

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In 1985 Jacques Delors, ahead of a conception of the Treaty of Maastricht and Single European Act, has proclaimed Europe’s Day on 9th of May.  Rightfully he stated that Europeans won’t fall in love with just a Single Market, but they need something more.  People of Europe deserve to celebrate their culture and identity. The European Union since […]

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EU- Ukraine Association Agreement Debate

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In JEF we believe that the informed society is the key to stable and prosperous country.  The Dutch people soon will have to take upon themselves, to decide for the entire EU about the future of the EU- Ukraine Association Agreement.  There have been many misconception about the document, that’s why together with Europe Direct […]