QOTM: Youth Unemployment by Bettina Wolff

“7.5 million Europeans between the ages of 15 and 24 are neither employed nor in education/training.” This reality seems to be symptomatic for the dramatic living and working conditions the European youth is facing since the economic and financial crisis triggered an even deeper European crisis, not just within Eurozone countries. From […]


What is the Greek government’s agenda?

The Greek people voted “No” on Sunday, but Greece’s then Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis clarified yesterday: “’NO’ means YES to a democratic Europe!” Soon afterwards he resigned from his post as Minister of Finance and left us wondering about what his and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ agenda has been all along. For me the questions are whether Tsipras and Co. who call themselves “Marxists” are naïve or calculated and […]



Where to?

By Laura Krawczyk (Local Branch Officer of YEM UK) It’s finally the time to relax, take a step back from your everyday chores and open the piggy bank to go on holiday. Living in the UK has to do a lot with how you handle the weather. There is little […]

Board Banter – 7th June 2015

After National Board meetings, we write a brief post to let you know what’s happening up here in the Ivory tower. We’ll give an overview of what we discussed; the most important action points; any important details YEM members should know about; and our YEMers In The Limelight! If you have […]


The flags of Scotland, the UK and the EU outside the Scottish Parliament.

The Wee Tale of YEM Edinburgh

Today begins the establishment of a new Young European Movement branch in the  Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Scotland and its capital has for a long time been a stronghold for pro-EU sentiment,  especially amongst its young people and students. However, with the upcoming  referendum on Brexit, a group of students […]

Activity Report: YEM Oxford

I. Activities The National Board is aware that YEM Oxford has been undergoing changes in the Committee in May, which led to the nomination of Gael Sirello as the new President and Hristo Boshnakov as new Vice-President. Due to understandable time constraints, the academic year finishing before the end of June, this resulted in the impossibility to organise the events the section intended during its previous meeting earlier […]



QOTM: UK <3 EU by Gael Sirello & Hristo Boshnakov

The heart of the UK is also European: let’s ensure it will not be broken by the 2017 Referendum. By Gael Sirello (President of YEM Oxford) & Hristo Boshnakov (Vice-President of YEM Oxford) The future of the UK is bound indisputably to the whole European Union. The heart of many British citizens pulses with European values, ideals and […]