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  Press Release - 18 February 2016

JEF Europe | Young European Federalists
Brussels, 18 February 2016


Young European Federalist demand: “A Call upon European Council to preserve Schengen”

Presidents of 16 pan-European youth organisations call upon European Council to preserve Schengen

Today, the presidents of 16 large pan-European youth organisations, including all major party political youth organisations and the European Youth Forum, sent an open letter to President Tusk. Together these organisations represent millions of young Europeans.

The letter calls upon the European Council to adopt  European solutions to manage migration and security issues while maintaining the core principles of the European Union. These solutions must include an EU border force and stronger cooperation between European police and security forces, but also a common European asylum policy with better legal channels to ensure the rights of migrants and refugees and a permanent redistributive quota system to replace the Dublin Regulation.

Christopher Glück, president of the Young European Federalists, the initiators of the letter, says: "Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones – we want to keep it that way. In the name of the European youth we demand solutions for the future, not from the past."

The full letter can be seen here (download .pdf)

JEF is a supranational, politically pluralist youth NGO with about 30,000 members in over 35 European countries. The goal of JEF is the creation of a democratic European federation as a guarantee for peace and a more free, just and democratic society.

JEF fosters European citizenship, works for the widening and deepening of the EU and aims at bringing Europe closer to the citizens. Our ideas are spread through international activities and youth exchanges, publications, public actions and co-operation with other youth organisations.

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