“President of the Commission with the Parliament, or with the Council?”

Jul 18 2019 / News Press Release

Brussels, 18/07/2019 On Tuesday, all eyes were set on the European Parliament in Strasbourg where Ursula von der Leyen was elected President of the European Commission by a slim majority. As many...


“The Spitzenkandidaten may have failed, but European democracy not yet: this Parliament can still define von der Leyen’s agenda”, urge Young European Federalists

Jul 09 2019 / News Press Release

Brussels/Europe, July 9, 2019. In the wake of the package for the EU top jobs agreed by the EU Heads of State and Government in the European Council - and the collapse of the Spitzenkandidaten...


European Parliament must protect European democracy: choose Europe, not national interest!   

Jul 05 2019 / News Press Release

Brussels/Europe, July 5, 2019. Earlier this week, the EU Heads of State and Government - the European Council, or “EUCO” - agreed on a package for the EU “top jobs”, in a process which caused...


JEF Europe: Seawatch-3: This job should not have to be done by an NGO!

Jul 03 2019 / News Press Release

Brussels, July 3, 2019. The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) has been closely following the worrying situation regarding the NGO vessel “Sea-Watch 3”, whose captain Carola Rackete was placed...


JEF Europe: Restoring Russia’s full membership rights for nothing in return damages Council of Europe’s reputation

Jun 28 2019 / News Press Release

Brussels, June 28, 2019. This week, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) restored Russia’s full voting rights, removed in 2014 due to the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. “The...


It is time to deliver what North Macedonia and Albania deserve!

Jun 21 2019 / News Press Release

Yesterday, the European Council decided not to decide on the opening of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, disregarding the positive recommendations received by the European...


“Better no Eurozone budget than a useless one”, say Young European Federalists

Jun 21 2019 / News Press Release

The Eurosummit, which is meeting today in inclusive format, confirmed the broad agreement reached by the Eurogroup earlier this week on the creation of a budgetary instrument for competitiveness and...


Letter regarding the accession negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Albania

Jun 14 2019 / News Press Release

14 June 2019 Dear members of the European Council, Ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council meetings set for June 17 and June 18 respectively, we, the Young European...


JEF Europe on Spitzenkandidaten: “EUCO keep out - the Parliament decides!”

May 28 2019 / News Press Release

Brussels, May 28, 2019. Today European leaders meet for the first time after the European Parliament elections, to discuss future “top-jobs” in the EU, with the number one vacancy being the President...


Europeans have voted for change: it’s time to act, Europe!

May 27 2019 / News Press Release

From May 23rd to 26th, Europeans all over the continent and abroad casted their votes in the elections of the new European Parliament and they sent two strong messages: With a turnout of over 50 per...