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Democracy under Pressure| 2014 Pan European Action

WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN BELARUS BUT THIS YEAR IT’S DIFFERENT


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. This is still important, but this year it is different, and unfortunately we can not focus solely on Belarus.

Democracy is under pressure all over Europe. The threat to democracy is not only coming from dictators in post-Soviet states, but from various groups and situations all over the continent. In Belarus the status-quo has been grave for years, in Ukraine violence erupted at the end of November last year, and all over Europe democracy is threatened by the rise of nationalism and extremist parties.

If you are interested in learning more about this campaign, come take a look at the website dedicated to it.


On the 17th ­ 19th of March, all over Europe, the Young European Federalists will symbolically silence statues to draw attention to the fact that still so many Europeans are denied their right to speak.

Latest Updates

Europe’s youth demands freedom in Belarus

Mar 12 2013/Press Release, Campaigns

On 18 March 2013, the Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) will organise for the 8th edition their pan-European "Free Belarus Action" in numerous European cities to decry Europe’s last dictatorship and to show support for the...


European cities call for democracy in Belarus

Mar 19 2012/Press Release, Campaigns

Yesterday, on Sunday 18th March 2012, the Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) and their partners organised a coordinated pan-European "Free Belarus Action" in over 85 cities all over Europe to show support for the suppressed...


JEF speaks up for democracy in Belarus

Mar 16 2012/Press Release, Campaigns

On the night of 18-19 March 2012, the Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) will organise a coordinated pan-European "Free Belarus Action" in many cities throughout the continent to show support for the suppressed Belarusian...


Young European Federalists call on the EU to stand by Belarus

Mar 24 2011/Press Release, Campaigns

On 18th March 2011, the fifth anniversary of the disputed 2006 presidential elections in Belarus, the Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) call on the EU not to forget Belarus and push for more democracy, rule of law and human...


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