Hands Up for a Two-States Solution

The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) welcomes the non-binding motion on Palestine recognition which got overwhelming support of the European parliament today. President Vedrana Gujic points out: “Today the EU is sending a strong message that the two-state solution is the only sustainable solution for resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestine. It is also evident…

Secularism should be respected

On Tuesday the 25th of November 2014, Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg after receiving an invitation from the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Schulz. The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) underlines that, regardless of the relevance of religion in personal lives, it should not influence policies. LYMEC firmly believes that separation of…

A successful weekend for LYMEC in Lisbon

The 35th ALDE Party Congress, under the theme “Reclaiming Liberalism”, took place in Lisbon, Portugal from 20th to 22nd November 2014. The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) had a big impact on the policies decided by its mother party’s congress. LYMEC president Vedrana Gujic highlights the role the youth delegation played during the event: “Our draft…

Stand up for Liberalism!

This weekend young liberals from all over Europe gathered in Berlin for the Autumn Congress of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC). The motto of the Congress, ‘Stand up for Liberalism’, was a guideline for the debates and resolutions on a number of current political issues.

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova join the future

In a landmark meeting in Brussels today the Presidency of the European Union and heads of states from Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have signed the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. The aim of these Agreements is to remove barriers for better cooperation and deeper trade relations between these countries and the…

LYMEC welcomes proposed Commission

President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker seems to have struck a balance between different political families with a clear agenda of protecting European citizens from restrictive regulations. Creating a two-tier structure in the European Commission is critical in reaching effective government as well as clearly underlining political priorities its mandate.

Protect Free Markets – Defend Net Neutrality

Ahead of the vote on Tuesday, 18 of March, in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament, LYMEC calls on ALDE Group members to reject the proposal of the European Commission to introduce loopholes that would de facto destroy the principle of net neutrality, and with it, any possibility of having a properly functioning market…

Young Liberals speak up for democracy

For eight consecutive years the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) have organised the pan European “Free Belarus Action” in numerous cities across Europe on the 18th of March. The purpose of the action has been to condemn the last dictatorship in Europe and to show our support for the people of Belarus. This year JEF…

IFLRY & LYMEC Joint Statement on Ukraine

“On the evening of February 18, International and European Liberals looked on in dismay as the regime of President Viktor Yanukovych once again authorized security forces to crackdown on anti-government protesters in Kyiv, Ukraine. With at least 18 confirmed deaths and hundreds of injured, it should be clear that the governing authorities have lost all…

For a European community of education

Liberal students demand a clear stance for a European community of education by the Federal Association of Liberal Students in Germany (LHG)   Berlin. The Federal Association of Liberal Students in Germany (LHG) is deeply concerned about the side effects of the Swiss vote for immigration quotas on educational policies. The European Union reacted to…

On the Swiss quotas for EU migrants

by Lukas Schweiger, IMS Switzerland voted today, unexpectedly and by a very narrow margin, to reintroduce quotas on immigration, and thereby effectively abandoning its agreement with the European Union on the free movement of people codified as part of the first package of bilateral treaties (Bilaterale I) between the country and the EU in 1999.…

NO to Sochi Olympic Games

On February 1 ,  2014  my  organization “League of Young Diplomats”  supported  the “Movement for Independence and Euro-integration” and   protested  Sochi Olympics Games  in  Georgia. We think , that  Georgia and the world  should be say no to Sochi  Olympic Games , because Russia is the Empire  which  continues to shed innocent blood elsewhere. Today,…