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.
In plaats van het gewoonlijke grens feest, vertegenwoordigers van JEF Münster en JEF Enschede kwamen samen op 6 juni om het belang van open grenzen aan te duiden.
Instead of the ususal Border Party, representatives of JEF Münster and JEF Enschede met on the 6th of June to show the importance of open borders.
On Sunday the 16th February, JEF Netherlands held its annual General Member Assembly (GMA) in Maastricht. This Assembly was combined with a Capacity training held the day before. Both events helped to evaluate and improve the work of our national section. On Saturday, the 15th February 2020, the Capacity Training took place. This training was […]
De Jonge Europese Federalisten Nederland hebben een nieuw bestuur verkozen! Op 16 februari 2020 werd de jaarlijkse algemene ledenvergadering van de groeiende onpartijdige jeugdorganisatie in Maastricht gehouden. Dit jaar werd zij gecombineerd met een capaciteitentraining, waarin onder andere de Europese voorzitter Leonie Martin en Europees bestuurslid Andreas Høstgaard Poulsen de deelnemers strategisch les in professionele […]
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 […]
Are you in a hurry and still have some questions about the European Parliament elections in Maastricht? No worries! Here’s all the answers you are looking for: Who votes for the European Parliament? All citizens of the European Union have the right to vote either in the state they are a citizen of or in […]
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 […]
We are the future of Europe, and so we must make our voices heard! The Maastricht Student Council, DEMOS, BridgeEurope Maastricht, and the Young European Federalists Maastricht have prepared an interactive afternoon with debate and workshops to inform you about the upcoming European elections, and engage in discussion with Candidates for the European Parliament Elections […]
What are Water Board Elections? On 20 March, you can vote in the Waterschapsverkiezingen for the board of the Waterschap Limburg. The Waterschap is the body which decides on how the water tax is used and administers water ways, dikes, the cleanliness of water in municipalities and nature. With your vote, you can make a […]
Ahead of the European Parliament elections on 23 – 26 May 2019, we want to bring European politics closer to Maastricht’s international community. For that purpose, JEF Maastricht will start a weekly podcast shining a light on specific aspects of the electoral system as well as the general electoral debate taking place throughout Europe. Do […]