Young Democrats for Europe
Dec
19
2014

A busy December for the European Democrats

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  Following the 2014 European elections, the EDP held its Congress in Brussels on the 10th and 11th of December. Delegates from our organisation attended the Congress and we also organised a Board and Council meeting.   Concluding the first 3 months of the new Board team, these meetings were an occasion to end the preparations of our 2015 initiatives and actions. These two days were also a warm gathering of Democrats during this festive period. With […]

Nov
23
2014

Romanian presidential elections : a surprise victory and the lessons we can draw from here

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Mihai Sebe, PhD On November 16th 2014 the Romanian political landscape has been shaped by the victory in the second round of presidential elections of Klaus IOHANNIS, the candidate of the Christian-Liberal Alliance (center-right) in front of the social-democrat Prime-minister Victor PONTA. It was the highlight of a rather dull electoral campaign that has been radicalised between the two electoral rounds due to a series of errors done by the governing party who led to […]

Nov
10
2014

The EU has to promote and defend regional identities

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The recognition of regional identities and cultures and the democratic right for people to decide of their own political future are European Union funding principles. In Bilbao this year, Young Democrats for Europe have reminded their attachment to these principles while voting a motion on democratic dispute resolutions and the right to resolve political disputes by means of democratic process. This self-determination, as it was named by the United Nations, has to be protected and […]

Oct
10
2014

Bilbao: A political renewal for the youths of the EDP

Bilbao: A political renewal for the youths of the EDP

Coming from ten European countries, on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September, more than fifty delegates of European youth organisations gathered for a debate on the new political direction of the Young Democrats for Europe (YDE), the European Democratic Party youth organisation, and to renew their management team. Meetings, exchanges and conviviality. After Aitor Esteban – Spanish EAJ-PNV MP -, Matteo Fiorini – only YDE member who was Head of State – and Mihai […]

Oct
1
2014

“The ERASMUS generation has no job!”

The ERASMUS generation has no job

On September 27th 2014, the Young Democrats for Europe (YDE) elected at their Congress in Bilbao their new Bureau members. On this occasion, the YDE underlined the need to tackle youth unemployment and the lack of influence of the European Union in the world. “From Spain, where unemployment affects more than 51% of young people, we urge the EU to create an economic shock to revive investment and solve massive youth unemployment. The ERASMUS generation […]

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