Young Democrats for Europe
May
22
2015

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 % […]

May
5
2015

Smart Cities: connecting citizens

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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”. […]

May
3
2015

World Press Freedom Day : the situation in the European Union

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While freedom of information has an excellent legal framework and is exercised in a relatively satisfactory manner overall in the European Union, it is put to a severe test in some member countries including those that most pride themselves on respecting civil liberties. Data : Reporters sans frontière (rsf.org) – ec.europa.eu

Mar
13
2015

Towards a common immigration policy

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According to Amnesty International, 2014 has been the worst year for refugees since 1945. More than 50 million people have been thrown out of their home due to the increase in armed conflicts. In its annual report the NGO denounces the lack of reaction of the international community regarding this humanitarian emergency. The EU falls short of its obligations The European Union especially falls short of its obligations. From the 4 million Syrians said to […]

Mar
3
2015

Manifesto: keep the internet open!

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Access to a free digital network is essential. All data should be treated on the Internet equally and not discriminated or charged differentially by user, content or mode of communication. We sign the Youth4NetNeutrality manifesto to guarantee freedom of speech, safeguard equality and open internet principles.   For the first time in history, the youth of Europe is united from conservative to progressive, from left to right, from North to South and from East to […]

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