QOTM: The fall of the Berlin Wall means… by YEM Cambridge

Celebrations in Berlin, November 2014 Apparently a butterfly flapping its wings in Japan could set a tornado off in the Indian Ocean. That fateful night there was no butterfly, and the physical distance between the bureaucrat reading a note in front of astonished journalists and the waves of popular rejoicing did not exceed a few Read more about QOTM: The fall of the Berlin Wall means… by YEM Cambridge[…]

QOTM: The fall of the Berlin Wall means… by YEM St Andrews

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall means that the hopes and dreams of a whole generation were finally fulfilled and not only Germany, but the whole continent of Europe was peacefully reunited. The wall was the physical manifestation that symbolized oppression and abuse of power. It represented the political, economic and mental divide Read more about QOTM: The fall of the Berlin Wall means… by YEM St Andrews[…]

President Juncker endorsed by European Parliament, congratulations from JEF-Europe

The EB of the Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) sees potential in the new Commission from a federalist perspective but is worried about the distressing gender imbalance.   JEF-Europe congratulates President Juncker and the whole College of Commissioners for their endorsement by the European Parliament today. Juncker now is the first Commission President elected by the European Read more about President Juncker endorsed by European Parliament, congratulations from JEF-Europe[…]

YEM (and JEF’s) history of practicing solidarity!

30 years ago we supported the Soviet Union’s satellite states. Today, we must commit to support them again.   In 2014 we bear witness to the most self-evident show of aggression conducted by Russia since the Soviet era. We did nothing in 2008 when Georgia was carved up in the name of separatists, we did Read more about YEM (and JEF’s) history of practicing solidarity![…]

Why being a Historian (or an active YEMer) is difficult..

YEM UK President Chris Powers on History, the EU, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, wondering why people can’t just learn from the past? When I applied to study History at university, I used what I thought was a quote deeply personal to me at that time: “Those who do not study the past are condemned to repeat Read more about Why being a Historian (or an active YEMer) is difficult..[…]

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