Young Democrats for Europe

Put Greece back on track for current and future generations


The Council of the Young Democrats for Europe states that it is the responsibility of the Greek government to do the necessary reforms to fulfil the previously agreed obligations with the EU. Furthermore, with this referendum, the Greek Government has taken its citizens hostage. This deadlock is already a disaster by proving that leading actors are unable to find a political settlement when difficulties come up. YDE therefore calls to work out a sincere solution […]


ALDE Summer Academy | 1&2 July


This 2015 edition of ALDE Group’s Summer Academy aims at explaining what the parliamentarian group represents and discussing solutions to get our continent growing and youth working. It will be an occasion to understand how the ALDE Group’s galaxy works for us: the parliamentarian group, its two European political parties (EDP and ALDE party), their political foundations (IED and ELF), their youth organisations, as well as the group at the Committee of the Regions. We […]


Brexit or not Brexit: that’s the European future!


After his victory with a surprising majority at the last British General elections, David Cameron now gets a strong mandate to carry through with one of his key campaign issues: renegotiate United Kingdom’s term of adhesion to the European Union and hold a referendum on its membership before 2017. Shortly after his victory, David Cameron toured European capitals to convince his counterparts to let Britain secure more opt-outs, and of the necessity of EU treaties […]


Google and Gazprom cases: important steps for Europe

Margrethe Vestager

These have been busy weeks for the Directorate General for Competition, the almighty European market regulator. Spurred by its iron fisted Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, on the 15th and 22nd of April, the European Commission decided to take action against Google and Gazprom, over allegations of having abused their dominant position on the market. These decisions are without prejudice of the outcome of the investigation, but the two firms may face fines up to 10 % […]


Smart Cities: connecting citizens

San Marino 2

During the weekend of the 18th and 19th of April, Young Democrats for Europe were invited in San Marino by our member Alternativa Giovanile to take part in a key conference tackling the subject of “Smart Cities”. Two YDE members, namely Olivier Gloaguen, researcher and Pierre Bornand, Vice president of the Young Democrats for Europe, represented our movement alongside with several key speakers on such an important subject; a “Connected and Intelligent City of the Future”. […]


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