News

LYMEC has with concern taken note of the news that Manfred Weber and the European People’s Party are trying to move the plenary vote on the “Copyright in the Single Market” proposal to be held already at the part session in Strasbourg next week. As the change of agenda has to be decided by the Conference of Presidents meeting, we reached out to ALDE Group in the European Parliament.

In a letter to ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt our president Svenja Hahn expresses the concerns of young liberals:

We fear the moving of the vote might be as means to render the initiatives of thousands of European citizens all over Europe planned for March 23rd obsolete.
We find this move to be essentially exactly what the European institutions are often criticized of – deals behind closed doors and blunt disregard to the concerns and voices of European citizens.

Ms Hahn underlines that the letter is not about the ALDE Group position on the proposal in itself, but solely about when the vote should take place.

LYMEC has been vocal in its opposition to the proposal as it currently stands, and has joined forces with a broad non-partisan alliance calling for participation at a Europe-wide demonstration against upload filters in the planned EU copyright reform.

Next Event

February 27 2024

Policy Debate LYMEC Manifesto - #1

Marking the inaugural Manifesto Policy Debate of the 2024 European election cycle, this online session will explore the issue of climate justice. A...

More Details

Leave your comment

Last News

Apply to host our 2024 Autumn Congress!

Deadline for applications is 29 March 2024. Applications are to be sent by email to [email protected], cc: [email protected].   Call for 2024 Autumn Congress hosting!    Dear members, The host country for our Autumn Congress in 2024 will be selected in the ...

February 20 2024

#Flip the Script with Romina

Want to know more about why young people matter and why their age is not a political liability? Then what are you waiting for, watch our inaugural Flip the Script video from Romina Pourmokhtari, Sweden's Minister for Climate and the Environment!  

February 16 2024

Libertas is looking for a new Editorial Team!

We are really proud of the work that has been done by our fantastic Editorial Team of 2023 and the brilliant articles that have been submitted by LYMEC Members through spontaneous contributions. Now, we are looking to recruit a new team, to take up thei...

February 13 2024