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 […]

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 […]

Media

A Revolution with European Ramifications

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This article has also been published at the online webzine The New Federalist.  “The supply shock created by a surge in North American oil production will be as transformative to the market over the next five years as was the rise of Chinese demand over the last 15.” – International Energy Agency European policymakers have failed to grasp the geopolitical […]

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, […]

Europe

YO! Fest 2013 Is Here: Thursday and Friday

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Yo, federalists, the best part of the European Youth Week is about to begin on Thursday: The YO! Fest. This year, the festival is awaiting you at the esplanade in front of the European Parliament on 30th and 31st of May. We’ll be waiting for you there! If you missed the one last year, the YO! Fest is the annual youth […]