LYMEC put its mark on ALDE Party Congress

During the first days of December liberals from all over Europe gathered in Warsaw, Poland, for the annual ALDE Party congress. LYMEC was represented by a strong delegation of ten voting delegates and the Bureau and office as a supporting team. Besides the official LYMEC delegation many representatives from LYMEC member organisations were included in…

Democracy downfall in Poland

LYMEC condemns the recent crackdown on transparency, democratic processes in decision-making and public access to independent news in Poland. On Friday, ruling party Law and Justice passed the annual budget, while excluding the opposition from the vote. The vote on the annual budget is considered illegal by the opposition as proper evidence of the quorum is…

LYMEC supports #LibertadParaVenezuela

The European Liberal Youth asks its members, as well as the ALDE Group Members of the European Parliament seating at the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community, at the Delegation for relations with Mercosur and at the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly to support the opposition’s protests in Venezuela.…

Freedom, not fines

LYMEC opposes the ban on veils, burkinis or any other religious symbols.  The prohibition of religious symbols or practice that are of no harm to other individuals or society in general cannot be justified in a free, liberal and democratic society. Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right and the right to carry religious…

Job Offer: Part-Time Assistant

Part-time assistant from September 2016 to 16th December 2016 The European Liberal Youth is looking for a part-time assistant for three months. The successful candidate will be working in LYMEC’s office together with the Secretary General from late September to mid-December. The assistant will support the Secretary General in daily office tasks and the organization of…

LYMEC: Cherry picking cannot be an option

The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) condemns rumors about EU plans to allow the United Kingdom exemptions from the freedom of movement of people while retaining full access to the single market. LYMEC president Sissel Kvist states: “The British people voted to leave the Union, and though the campaign was emotion rather than fact based, the…

Join the Working Group fighting against populism!

Populism and the spread of misinformation is one of the biggest threats currently facing Europe. Much of this resentment stems from socio­economic problems that exist in each Member State, problems which have only been magnified by the 2008 economic crisis, the resulting EU sovereign debt crisis, as well as the mismanagement of the migration crisis. Populist parties across…

LYMEC and IFLRY urge European Institutions to immediately proceed with visa liberalizations for Georgia and Ukraine

The recent delay in granting visa waivers to Georgia and Ukraine raises not only important concerns about the commitment of the European Union to its core values of free movement and integration but also about its internal transparency and the reliability of their legal agreements. Both Georgia and Ukraine have fulfilled their obligations and meet the…

Jorge de Jesus elected new IMS delegate

Jorge de Jesus has been elected the new IMS delegate in the by-elections 11-13.6. The elections were held to fill the position that became vacant after IMS delegate Edgaras Mascinskas was elected to the LYMEC Bureau at the Spring Congress in Vienna at the end of April. Jorge de Jesus has been an individual member…

LYMEC’s resolutions approved by ALDE Council

ALDE Party Council convened for it’s annual meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 4th to discuss membership applications and debate resolutions. LYMEC submitted two urgency resolutions to the meeting, one calling ALDE Party to be in favor of the so called Spitzenkandidaten process of electing the president of the European Commission, and one on the…

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LYMEC: We need modern media laws!

The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) calls the commission to draft modern times media laws and not to apply old concepts to modern technology. President Sissel Kvist states: “We welcome the Commissions move to update the 30-year-old audiovisual media laws but we call them to not stick to old fashioned ideas of controlling media but to…

LYMEC elects new leadership

European Liberal Youth LYMEC elects new leadership More than 150 delegates from LYMEC member organizations attended the LYMEC Electoral Congress, that took place in Vienna, Austria on the 29th and 30th April 2016. The Congress discussed a number of policy issues and elected a new leadership of the organization for the next two years. Sissel…

Results from 2016 IMS elections

Friso Bonga — Benedikt Bente — Edgaras Mascinkas — Congratulations to our Individual Members’ Section. With the highest turnout of its existence, the IMS elected its three delegates for 2016: Friso Bonga, Benedikt Bente and Edgaras Mascinkas. LYMEC thanks all candidates for having put so much effort into these elections, with campaigns, proposals and an interesting…

IMS Elections 2016

Meet the six candidates for the 2016 IMS elections! From Thursday 17 of March to Sunday 20 of March the Individual Members of LYMEC will select the three delegates that will represent them in 2016, both in the in the Vienna Electonal Congress (Spring) and in our Tallinn 40th Anniversary Congress (Fall). We have received…

Baltic Liberal Youth gathers in Vilnius

Delegates representing four liberal youth organizations in the Baltic region – Lithuanian Liberal Youth, Estonian Reform Party Youth, Projekt:Polska, Latvijas Attistibai Youth- gathered in Vilnius on February 19 -20 to share ideas and develop a strategy for a better representation of Baltic Liberal Youth. Taking into account current developments in EU-Russia relations, ongoing migration crisis,…

Calls for Working Groups

Newspaper working group You love politics and you love writing? Then join the press team and work with us on the latest episode of our Congress newspaper Libertas for the upcoming Electoral Congress in Vienna. Your task could vary between writing an opinion piece, produce an interview with a liberal star or make up your…

IRI and Centre and Right youths for jobs and education

In Vienna, 29-31 of January, LYMEC, represented by President Vedrana Gujic and Secretary General Igor Caldeira, joined the conference European Democracy Youth Summit organized by the International Republican Institute (IRI), joining the youth wings of ALDE Party, EPP and ECR. Young Liberals, Christian Democrats and Conservatives discussed the political disengagement of citizens, the need of adaptation…