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The underestimated gender(ed) politics of Ebola. Why a preventive and remedial focus on women is critical to save lives.
26 December 2014 – The Ebola outbreaks are high on the UN agenda. So high that the UN Security Council has adopted an official Resolution (S/RES/2177) on the contagious virus last September, calling upon all nations to contain this mass-scale security threat and collaborate with each other through preventive measures and early warning systems and (...) by
21 December 2014 – The shooting of Michael Brown and a number of other African American males recently killed by policemen have induced discussion about racial inequalities in the United States. Like the US President Barack Obama stated in his speech concerning the current events in Ferguson, Missouri, ”there are still problems, and communities of color aren’t just making these problems up.” A painful yet relevant (...) by
Open letter to Jean-Claude JUNCKER regarding the designation of Mr. Tibor Navracsics as Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Citizenship
2 October 2014 – The New Federalist contributes to the Young European Movement’s efforts to voice their consternation after the nomination of Tibor Navracsics as Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship was announced. We hereby call upon Mr. Juncker and the members of the European Parliament to stop this (...) by | 1 comment
3 July 2014 – After two decades of weak leadership, the European Commission is finally led again by a person with authority and vision. Furthermore, Juncker’s selection decreased the democratic deficit of the EU and strengthened the European Parliament. by
Game, Set and Match: the European Council chooses the path of democracy and appoints Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission
29 June 2014 – At the 26 June 2014 European Summit, the European Council discussed strategic priorities for Europe in the next five years and, more importantly, took a decision on the nomination of the next President of the European Commission. This decision ends months of theatrical declarations and (un)expected surprises, during which Europe did not display its brightest (...) by | 4 comments
6 November 2013 – The tragic shipwreck off Lampedusa that has taken 359 lives raises numerous issues. The continuous flow of migrants towards Europe’s southern countries is a heavy burden on the crisis- ridden nations and causes innocent victims. The governments fail to respond in an adequate manner mostly because the responsibility is up until now not shared by member states of the (...) by
17 October 2013 – We knew the ‘appalled economists’, those researchers who outlined, after a long theoretical reflection and precise statistical checks, the existence of a new law following which we would live better lives if we spent more than we earn. Now come the ‘unbridled economists’, to use the expression from French newspaper Les Echos (25 September 2013), designating those who signed the Rome manifesto (...) by ,
20 December 2011 – “European integration will only be achieved through intergovernmentalism because Europe will have to make strategic choices, political choices”. This sentence, extracted from Nicolas Sarkozy’s speech given in Toulon reveals that France does not want to hear about the European Commission anymore. In his “Toulon II” Speech of the 1st of December, Nicolas Sarkozy drew out the main lines of the (...) by ,
12 December 2011 – One year after the Belarusian 2010 presidential elections, JEF-Europe and its national, regional and local sections still express their concerns about the lack of democratic legitimacy, due to undemocratic election processes, especially expressing their disagreement with the harassment of Belarusian civil society activists and the treatment of prisoners of conscience. Imprisonment of the (...) by
11 December 2011 – The proposed new Treaty will constrain Eurozone members’ ability to run a budget deficit. This is a crucial first step towards fiscal union. However, since it is truly the tipping point in European integration, European peoples should not be left aside. by
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