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Press release: State of the European Union: Fixing the symptoms, neglecting the root-cause

Press release: State of the European Union: Fixing the symptoms, neglecting the root-cause Brussels, 17.09.2020. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen delivered her State of the European Union (SOTEU) address, highlighting the…

Press Release: JEF Europe calls for an ambitious agreement on own resources for the EU

Press Realease: JEF Europe calls for an ambitious agreement on own resources for the EU Brussels, 16.09.2020. JEF Europe calls on both the European Parliament and the Council to make use of the current political momentum to introduce a…

Press Release: JEF Europe calls on the EU to support a democratic Belarus and improve its response to human rights violations

Press Release: JEF Europe calls on the EU to support a democratic Belarus and improve its response to human rights violations Brussels/Europe 15.09.2020. Since the unfair presidential elections of 9th August in Belarus, JEF Europe submitted to…

Press Release: JEF Poland & JEF Europe stand in solidarity with the Polish LGBTQ+ community

Press Release: JEF Poland & JEF Europe stand in solidarity with the Polish LGBTQ+ community  Brussels/Warsaw 14.09.2020. “Our Europe is a home for everyone –  there is no room for hatred or discrimination. As federalists, we say ‘enough is…

Call for participants: Autumn Federal Committee Meeting 2020

Autumn Federal Committee Meeting 2020 JEF Europe is launching the call for the Autumn 2020 Federal Committee which will take place online, at your home or a location by your choice. JEF Europe Autumn Federal Committee 2020 24-25 October, Online…

Press Release: Migration, the tragedy Europe is ignoring

JEF Europe Press Release: Migration, the tragedy Europe is ignoring Brussels, Europe 13.09.2020. “Not just the livelihoods of the migrants and refugees of Moria, but human dignity and our very own European values were left among the steaming…

Press Release: JEF Europe statement on the Belarusian Presidential election

Press Release: JEF Europe statement on the Belarusian Presidential election In the aftermath of the Belarusian presidential election of Sunday 9 August 2020 JEF Europe is, like most of civil society and politicians in democratic countries, deeply…

Call for trainers: “Shape Europe” hackathon in Belgium (26-27 September)

The Young European Federalists Belgium (JEF Belgium) are looking for two trainers to facilitate a “Shape Europe” hackathon in Liège, Belgium on 26-27 September 2020. The participants of the hackathon will be a total of 30 young people, mainly from…

Press Release: JEF Europe calls on MEPs to make MFF truly historic

While the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and Recovery Funds called ‘Next Generation EU’, as negotiated by the European Council, represent a historic milestone for the European Union - thanks to the size and issuance of common debt - , JEF…

Vacancy: JEF Europe communication officer

JEF Europe - the Young European Federalists - is recruiting a communication officer for the European Secretariat of the organisation in Brussels. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For further questions, please contact sg@jef.eu.…

Press release: JEF Europe launches “Be a Federalist Ally” campaign

“Our organisation works for a more democratic and federal Europe, with Human Rights being a key element for its establishment. Europe has played a historical role in systemizing racist structures into society. This is why we all need to get…

Press release: JEF Europe statement on the Polish presidential elections

Brussels, 13 July 2020 The democratic world has witnessed several incredibly polarised votes over the last decade and the Polish vote for the President on 12 June 2020 was yet another example of how divided our society in Europe has become. JEF…

Press release: It is time to relaunch the spirit of the Crocodile Club!

Brussels, July 9 2020 Today, on the 9th of July 2020, the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the “Crocodile Club” - the precursor of what is today known as the Spinelli Group in the European Parliament -, the Young European Federalists, sent a…

Joint statement by JEF Europe and UEF: For a successful Conference on the Future of Europe

FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE The Conference on the Future of Europe represents a crucial opportunity to strengthen the democratic quality of the discussions on the future of Europe and a possibility to unlock useful reforms…

Press Release: Our future will not be a “one-shot”

“The next months will be crucial for Europe’s youth and we are very clear: Our future cannot be undercut”, comments Leonie Martin, President of JEF on the recently launched “A Summer for our Europe” campaign. “Currently the so-called frugal…

Press release: On the 35th anniversary of the Schengen Agreement, youth civil society and political organisations call to reverse all border closures

Today, on the 14th of June 2020, the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Schengen Agreement,  the Young European Federalists, along with 10 European youth civil society and political organisations, have launched an appeal to call on citizens and…

Press release: Recovery fund and new proposal for EU budget – a further step towards a federal Europe

“Eurosceptics across the continent might be fuming now: President von der Leyen has proven to us yesterday that the EU's supranational institutions are alive and kicking. The plan and the proposed financing methods are clearly based on federalist…

Press release: The Merkel-Macron proposal: A welcomed step with a bitter aftertaste

Press release: The Merkel-Macron proposal: A welcomed step with a bitter aftertasteBrussels, May 26th, 2020 The newest Franco-German proposals to cover and share the costs of the Covid19-crisis commonly, are a good and necessary step. We are happy…

Press release: European civil society organisations call for radical strengthening of the EU after the COVID-19 crisis, on the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration

Press release: European civil society organisations call for radical strengthening of the EU after the COVID-19 crisis, on the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration Brussels, May 9th, 2020 Today, 9th of May 2020, is the 70th anniversary of…

Press release: German challenge to EU law primacy highlights the need for Treaty change

Brussels, May 6, 2020 On the 5th of May, the German Constitutional Court (GCC, in German: Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) handed down its highly anticipated judgement on the legality of the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP), one of the…

Press release: European leaders must choose Europe, without reservations

"Not one, not two, not three but four meetings of endless negotiations have been needed for the European Council (EUCO) to agree on a starting point for a recovery package for Europe in times of COVID-19. Even if these measures are very welcome,…

Call for podcast developers: Europe@School – New Directions

 What if we could make the European Union accessible for everyone? The Europe@School programme aims to raise awareness of what the EU does and promote a European identity among young people. This year, the objective of the JEF Europe Annual Work…

Press release: JEF Europe makes history with its first online statutory meeting

“We show this organisation, this community has a heart, beating louder than ever. We show we will not shy away, we will work for a democratic, federal Europe - come rain or shine,” said Leonie Martin, President of JEF Europe, at the opening of the…

Press release: We need to act now to safeguard democracy and the rule of law in Europe

Only two weeks after our Democracy under Pressure campaign, it has come to this: Monday, March 30 will be marked in history as a tragic day for Hungarian democracy. It is now up to the European Union to finally sharpen its pencils and ensure the…

Press release: JEF Europe criticises the lack of European migration and asylum policy

“The Young European Federalists are extremely concerned and horrified by the (in)action at the EU's external border in Greece. In light of the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 a well organised evacuation would be strongly needed.  Instead the past…

Press release: March 16-22 “Democracy Under Pressure¨ 2020 campaign – JEFers across Europe take action for democracy and rule of law

For 14 consecutive years, the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) are launching their  “Democracy under pressure” campaign that will run between the 16- 22 March, 2020. This action calls on citizens to speak up for those who have been silenced…

Press release: “EU budget negotiations: rather than net-zero emissions, it’s net-zero commitments”

“This has been going on for years now. After every European Council summit we get a parade of national leaders maintaining that the EU is leading the global fight against climate change, solving the issue of youth unemployment, whilst taking…

Press release: Auf Wiedersehen but not Goodbye!

“It feels unreal for many of us to say it but today is the last day of the United Kingdom (UK) being a member of the EU, at least for now,” says Leonie MARTIN, President of Young European Federalists (JEF). She continues: “Brexit is not over, the…

Press release: Conference on the Future of Europe: An historic opportunity towards a Federal Europe

“We are pleased to see the European Parliament take the lead in setting the agenda for the Conference on the Future of Europe, finally opening the door for long-needed Treaty changes with yesterday 's vote. Europe cannot win back the trust of its…

Press release:“The last drop in an explosive cocktail: we need military de-escalation and a common European foreign policy now”

The Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe are extremely concerned about the conflict escalations around the world, particularly in the neighbourhood of the European Union. From Libya to Iraq, Yemen to Syria, European borders are burning. The…