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Cross Border Seminar in Lille: Borders Have Been Broken

The second Cross-Border seminar took place from the 8th till the 10th of November 2013 in Lille. The subject “nationalism and populism as a dangerous path for Europe” was promising and the expectations were high. Arriving together with the other participants, we knew this was the moment … borders had to be…

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Second Cross Border Seminar Through Simona’s Eyes

On Friday, November 8th, I found myself sitting in a train heading to Lille, France as a representative of JEF-Liège. Expectations, excitement, worries, feelings of unknown, maybe a bit of fear was crossing my mind when I was dragging my luggage through rainy Lille, passing magnificent Le Palais des Beaux-Arts. After…


Call for participants Cross-border seminar Lille

Dear cross-borders, It is with great pride that we present you the call for the second cross-border seminar which will take place in the city of Lille from 8 to 10 November 2013! Breaking borders! JEF Belgium makes part of a network of neighbouring JEF sections from the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia (DE), Rheinland-Pfalz (DE) and Lille (FR) and…

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JEF Liège Euregio Day

Auteur: Sébastien Pirlet (Président de JEF Liège) Le 29 juin, les sections JEF de l’Euregio (Maastricht, Aachen et Liège) ainsi que celle de Bruxelles se sont réunies à Liège pour une première journée « Euregio & Brussels ». Des membres de JEF de partout en Belgique se sont également joints au projet si…

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Exchange for Europe: JEF Brussels in Maastricht

Mirena Ivanova, a member of JEF Brussels, participated in the Exchange for Europe, a two-part international trip, organised by JEF Brussels and JEF Maastricht. Here is her account of the experience. Part I: Maastricht Signed in 1992, the Maastricht Treaty is a cornerstone in the history and development of the…

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The first cross border seminar on the Eurocrisis and European solidarity

About a year ago the JEF Cross border network was launched.  The JEF sections of Belgium, Maastricht, Leiden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Luxemburg and Lille all found common ground and started to plan the seminar on the Euro crisis and European solidarity. Even upon arriving at the hostel in Maastricht, the fatigue was…

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20th Birthday of the Maastricht Treaty: towards more European solidarity and stability in times of economic turmoil

ImageIn light of the ECB announcement to start a conditional but unlimited bond-buying program, the state of the union of Barosso in which he announced to work for closer integration, the loss of the extreme Eurosceptic parties in the Netherlands and the ruling of the German constitutional court, one could easily become optimistic in regard to the prevailing European challenges. Alas, the Eurocrisis lingers on and the centripetal economic and nationalistic forces are slowly disintegrating the European Union with little efforts to stall, let alone reverse the process.

                                                       Written by Mathias Maertens, JEF Belgium Political Secretary

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Call for Participants: Cross Border Seminar on the Eurocrisis and European solidarity, 21-23 September, Maastricht (NL)

It is with great pride that we present you the call for a project JEF Belgium is co-organising: the Cross Border Seminar!
We have established a network with neighbouring JEF sections of Luxembourg, Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia (DE) and Lille (FR). Out of our deep concern about the lack of solidarity among EU member states during the current crisis and the rising unemployment rate, our first joint activity will be a seminar on the Eurocrisis and European solidarity, to be held from 21 till 23 September in Maastricht, Netherlands. Maastricht, as the birthplace of the Euro, is ideally located in the middle of the five cooperating organisers.
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