Is it Time for a Social Europe?

By Chris Stenseth The European Union is at a crossroads. For about 60 years, there has been a seemingly never-ending integration process within the EU. Economically, our countries have come closer and created new bonds at an unprecedented rate, due to the effects of the single market and the four freedoms. However, this integration has Read more about Is it Time for a Social Europe?[…]

Reflections of a heartbroken Euroholic

By Georgia Bachti, YEM UK Treasurer   From scaremongering and elitism to loss of touch with the public and blind submission to corporate interests, the Remain side became the target of various accusations in the months leading up to the referendum. When engaging with them, Remainers passionately rejected them as dishonest communication ploys. The morning Read more about Reflections of a heartbroken Euroholic[…]

QOTM: What difference can one man make? by Dainius Balcytis

By Dainius Balcytis, a member of YEM Aberdeen Some say that changing the world is a fool’s errand. Efforts of one man are just a drop in the sea, they don’t make a difference against the tides of history. However that’s not always true, and from time to time a man appears who simply refuses Read more about QOTM: What difference can one man make? by Dainius Balcytis[…]

QOTM: How can one person make a difference – the first follower by Chris Powers:

One person can always make a difference, but the one person I want to focus on is not the idealistic hero that people always focus on, but the loyal first follower.  I watched a really very good TEDTalk on the idea of the First Follower, and the video is embedded just below: Basically, for any movement to Read more about QOTM: How can one person make a difference – the first follower by Chris Powers:[…]

QOTM: A day in the life of Napoleon Bonaparte

By Laura Krawczyk (Local Branch Officer) Not since the days of Rome, has a greater Empire existed than the one I have created. I am the supreme ruler and emperor who unites the world under the white, red and blue flag. Some thought of me as short, unfortunately they seem to have lost their heads Read more about QOTM: A day in the life of Napoleon Bonaparte[…]

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 my own experience respectively that Read more about QOTM: Youth Unemployment by Bettina Wolff[…]

QOTM: Employment Prospects for Young People

By Chris Powers – YEM UK International Officer To be fairly blunt: the younger generations have been well and truly screwed over by the Age of Austerity, and with Gideon Osbourne’s budget announcement on 8th July, things are only getting worse. The youth unemployment rate is the highest it has been for a long time. Read more about QOTM: Employment Prospects for Young People[…]

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 whether this really makes a Read more about What is the Greek Government’s Agenda?[…]

June QOTM: Victory of the Yes Vote in the EU Referendum

By YEM St Andrews What will happen following the victory of the Yes vote in the EU referendum? A probable (although altogether uncertain) victory for the “Yes” campaign in the European referendum would hardly alter the political topography of the British establishment: there will still be ardently Eurosceptic Conservatives and UKIP’s fate will be unchanged Read more about June QOTM: Victory of the Yes Vote in the EU Referendum[…]

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 Read more about QOTM: UK <3 EU[…]