Fake news is any piece of information that is pushed forward into public discourse by entities who have an interest in inoculation of misleading opinions. A joint effort of all European member states is highly required to fight any kind of fake news with effective measures inside and outside the internet. The EU and the member states should work together on this issue: fake news and malign foreign interventions have to be fought by the international community.
When fossil fuels are combusted, a large number of materials like sulphur-oxide, carbon-dioxide and nitrogen-oxide are discharged. Unless dramatic policy decisions are made and implemented, the demand for fossil fuel sources will continue to rise. LYMEC believes that a conscious decision of the world community to implement a drastic reduction of polluting fossil fuel technologies and replace them with clean, non-emitting technologies, is essential.
Free Movement of Labour
LYMEC regards free movement of labour as being a positive force for both ‘sending’ and ‘hosting’ countries; moreover, it is one of the fundamental freedoms of the EU. We believe that transitional restriction periods for new EU member States should be abolished, and call upon all liberal organisations to promote free movement of labour.
Additionally, LYMEC calls upon Member States to simplify hiring and firing procedures within their economies, and on the EU to develop and promote flexibility in the labour market, while ensuring security for job seekers. Finally, lifelong learning should be promoted throughout the EU, both among jobseekers and the employed, to support European competitiveness on the global stage.
Freedom of Belief
LYMEC believes that respect for freedom of thought and belief is a core liberal value and that discrimination based on religious belief or background is never acceptable. However, freedom of speech must include the right to question, criticise or satirise any and all religions. Moreover, states and governments should be strictly secular on all religious matters.
Freedom of Speech
We consider freedom of speech to be a core liberal value and one that must be rigorously defended. To this end, we urge all Member States which maintain lèse-majesté and/or blasphemy laws to repeal them, as standard laws against libel and defamation are all that is necessary.