The Pan-European Pen

Looking for European Chutzpah

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Israel European Union

  “The only natural resource we discovered is the human potential. Israel is an example where the people enriched the land more than the land enriched the people.”                – President Shimon Peres, from his EU parliament speech   In their book “Start-up Nation: The story of Israel’s economic miracle”, authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer describe  why and how […]

Media

JEF’s Peter Oomsels on Euronews

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Peter Oomsels

Peter Oomsels, the former president of JEF Belgium, now vice president of the Young European Federalists, has appeared on The Network TV show on EuroNews to debate why it is important to vote in the next European election, and how the new parliament will be instrumental in choosing the new European Commission president. He also spoke about how to increase voter participation […]

Elections 2014

JEF Belgium election activities

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[ENGLISH] JEF Belgium proudly presents two of their elections activities: “De Schoonmoeder aller Verkiezingen!” – literally translated “The Mother-in-law of all Elections” for the Dutch speaking people and “Europinion 2014” for the French speaking people. As you might have heard already, we as Belgians, Flemings, Walloons, Brusselians, and Europeans will elect a new parliament on May 25 2014. Because we as […]

De Schoonmoeder aller Verkiezingen

StampMedia – Interviews with presidents Flemish political parties (Dutch)

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[Nederlands] JEF Belgium and the Ambrassade have worked out a program called “De Schoonmoeder aller Verkiezingen” in order to give young people the chance to raise their voice during the campaigns for the regional, federal and European elections taking place in May 2014. Journalists of StampMedia managed to interview the presidents of the seven biggest political parties in Flanders. The interviews are only available in […]

Positively Popular

NOT Welcomed

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Once Upon A Time… Starting January 1st, 2014 the UK fully liberalized the working restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians. Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007. Since then, they have been able to work in the UK under certain circumstances: employees had to apply for a “registration certificate”, but these restrictions have been lifted. Approximately 10, 000 arrivals […]

Debates and lectures

Impressions: Débat de JEF LLN (26 novembre 2013)

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Nous avons organisé un débat à Louvain-La-Neuve dans la soirée du 26 novembre. Il s’agissait de réunir des étudiants de tous bords autour du thème de l’Europe. Les quatre mouvances politiques représentées sur Louvain-La-Neuve étaient invitées, ainsi que tous les étudiants intéressés par la question. Étaient donc présents une trentaine d’étudiants, dont des représentants du COMAC, du MR, des Ecolos et […]

Debates and lectures

De schoonmoeder aller verkiezingen

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Met veel trots stelt JEF België één van zijn verkiezingsactiviteiten voor: De Schoonmoeder aller Verkiezingen! Zoals jullie waarschijnlijk al hebben opgevangen, verkiezen we als Belg, Vlaming én Europeaan op 25 mei 2014 een nieuw parlement. Omdat JEF België er van overtuigd is dat deze drie verkiezingen niet onopgemerkt voorbij mogen gaan, sloegen we samen met de Ambrassade en de Conseil de la Jeunesse de […]

Europe

JEF Belgium Christmas Party

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Voor de Nederlandstalige uitnodiging, klik HIER / Si tu veux consulter cette invitation en français, cliquer ICI. Join JEF Belgium to celebrate Christmas and toast on a New Year in Leuven with Gluhwein, cheesy christmas songs and a nice snack. And to get really in the christmas mood, there is Secret Santa. Entrance is free, but drinks will have to be paid. You […]

JEF Cross Border Network

Second Cross Border Seminar Through Simona’s Eyes

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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 asking eight strangers on the street, challenging my (poor) map […]

Europe

Official: Call for Political Secretary

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[FR] [NL] JEF Belgium is looking for a motivated young person that wants to take up the function of Political Secretary, and join the national board until the end of its mandate (February 2014). What does a Political Secretary do? (S)he will join Goele Janssen at the heart of JEF by actively building, promoting and presenting ideas for a better, more democratic, […]