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Selmayr Appointment Another Example of Juncker Commission’s Disregard for Basic Rules

javier | Mar 13, 2018

On 21 February, Martin Selmayr was appointed Secretary General of the European Commission, effective as of 1 March. The appointment happened through an expedited process that manifestly violates the...

An empowered woman* is a disobedient woman

javier | Mar 7, 2018

Today, on International Women's Rights Day, we call for disobedience. There is a strong need to disobey the established order and break down the patriarchal system enshrined within our society. Not...

Italy: EU migration policies are not only hurting migrants, they hurt all Europeans

javier | Mar 6, 2018

Today, as the election results in Italy are being released, we see that anti-European are still on the rise. Italy is suffering an economic crisis, where unemployment numbers have gone up...

Debate: Shrinking space for civil society

javier | Feb 6, 2018

Tomorrow the European Parliament will discuss the much lamented “shrinking space for civil society”. Worldwide we see dramatic and frightening infringements on civil liberties. It is always...

FYEG’s statement on the shooting of black people in Macerata, Italy

javier | Feb 5, 2018

Last weekend, a fascist shot six black people in the town of Macerata in Italy. None of the victims is reported dead, but at least one is in a critical condition. FYEG extends its full solidarity to...

For 2018 we want people over profit

javier | Feb 1, 2018

Will 2018 finally be the year our governments take care of people over profit? Since the introduction of cars, the industry has been full of controversy and scandals. From buying and bankrupting...

Neno Dimov, resign!

javier | Jan 29, 2018

Neno Dimov, Bulgaria’s Environment Minister, is presiding over the EU’s Environmental Council. The Council brings together the EU’s Environment Ministers as well as representatives of the...

Inequality: the business of the rich

javier | Jan 24, 2018

While the political and business elite gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam published their inequality report. It shows once again that we live in a deeply unequal world and that our...

Stop Turkey’s attacks on Kurds

javier | Jan 23, 2018

Turkey’s offensive on Afrin, Syria, is yet another attack carried out by the Turkish government on Kurds. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have previously sought refuge in relative stability of...

Freedom House report

javier | Jan 19, 2018

The new Freedom House report is out and it paints a daunting picture of the state of liberal democracy worldwide. It’s not only the usual suspects in Africa and Asia that pull down the bar, even...

Free School Education For All!

javier | Nov 17, 2017

In recent years, the investments in education have only decreased. For one, this has put a high burden on school teachers, who have to teach bigger classes, with fewer resources – raising serious...

The EU can't support a government that supports Nazis

javier | Nov 15, 2017

If governments support Nazis, we can’t support them.Most of us have seen the daunting pictures of past Saturday’s marches in Warsaw. The press didn’t have to use quotation marks in the...

Paradise Papers: We want our money back!

javier | Nov 15, 2017

The "paradise papers" report, published on November 5th by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), revealed the complex financial structures the richest people in the world...

Leaders of the world: Reducing carbon emissions is more necessary than ever!

javier | Nov 1, 2017

One week before the start of the climate summit in Bonn, hosted by Fiji, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) rings the alarm bells. The level of carbon dioxide reached the highest number in...

Catalonia: Only Dialogue Can Solve Political Dispute

teo | Oct 1, 2017

Today is a sad day for democracy, given the inability of dialogue between the Spanish Government and the Catalan Government concerning the territorial distribution reforms that recognise the right of...

Young Greens on the State of the European Union

teo | Sep 14, 2017

Yesterday, European Commission President Juncker held his State of the Union speech. Despite voicing concerns on migration social inequality and climate change, the call for more trade was the...

Saving lives is NOT a crime!

teo | Aug 4, 2017

We strongly condemn the Italian authorities’ moves against the NGO Jugend Rettet and their boat, the #Iuventa. This is another unbelievably shameful attack on those who save thousands of lives on...

FYEG Statement on European Council Meeting

teo | Jun 23, 2017

Two big issues dominated the agenda of this week’s European Council meeting in Brussels: Brexit and the European evergreen: migration.We are concerned that even on the first anniversary of the...

World Refugee Day

gio | Jun 20, 2017

Today’s World Refugee Day is truly no reason to celebrate. At no point in time since WWII have there been as many forcefully displaced people around the world. All the while, the European approach...

Europe, lead the way to climate justice, now!

gio | May 31, 2017

Today sources from the White House confirmed that the United States will very likely step out of the Paris Climate Agreement. To which extent – whether the US will get out of the United Nations...