Conservative Party Conference (UK)

Conservative Party Conference (UK)

Secretary General Ivan Botoucharov attended the UK’s Conservative Party Conference where he took part in private meetings and a range of events to present the new leadership of EDS after this summer’s Annual Meeting, handout the latest BullsEye Magazine to UK leaders and commit to connecting young people from across Europe with the UK.  The Conference presented the policies and vision of the Conservative Party including  • Extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more…

EDS Skills Training 2021

EDS Skills Training 2021

Event Report: EDS Skills Training 2021 Location:        San Marino Date:               22-24 September Organisation: EDS – GDS “Skills Training” Over the past years, the official debating magazine of the European Democrat Students – BullsEye – has gone from strength to strength in providing a potent forum for centre-right students, politicians and figures from politics, academia, economy and society. To this end, the EDS Bureau invited the BullsEye Editorial Team to join them in San…

20 years ago: EDS sends letter to President Bush

20 years ago: EDS sends letter to President Bush

EDS has always worked in favour of the principles of Peace, Democracy, Liberty, Human Rights and International Co-operation. 20 years ago the world lost 3000 souls when hijacked planes rammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville on September 11, 2001. Today we remember. We are today publishing the letter our former Chairman Jacob Lund Nielsen had sent to the American President Geroge W. Bush when our organisation communicated its thoughts…

Chairman Galea and Secretary General Botoucharov represented EDS at the EPP Assembly

Chairman Galea and Secretary General Botoucharov represented EDS at the EPP Assembly

At the start of the working year Chairman Galea and Secretary General Botoucharov engaged in bilateral meetings with colleagues from the EPP Family and took part in the EPP Political Assembly. The Assembly was a platform for EDS to: + Present the new leadership of European Democrat Students after this summer’s Annual Meeting + Announce the next EDS events to the European People’s Party + Handout the latest BullsEye Magazine to European leaders and international…

EDS Summer University 2021 – Malta

EDS Summer University 2021 – Malta

Event Report: EDS Summer University 2021 Location:        St Julian, Malta Date:               14th-19th July Organisation: EDS – SDM After two years of pandemics, EDS organised its first in person meeting in St. Julian, Malta. The Summer University was attended by more than 40 delegates from our member organisations. Thanks to the Hybrid set-up, the Secretariat gave the opportunity to follow the events from 30 different European Countries. EDS organised this event in cooperation with…

EDS Statement on the Raid of UNM’s Party Headquarters and the Arrest of Nika Melia

Nika Melia, Chair of Georgia’s largest opposition party, has been detained in a violent raid involving hundreds of police and special forces. The UNM party headquarters were stormed despite more than one thousand people having been peacefully gathered inside the building to express their solidarity and to protect the party leader from unlawful detention. Pepper spray and tear gas were used by the police. Law enforcement brutality compelled party members to leave the building, after…

Statement on the Presidential Elections in Belarus

Statement on the Presidential Elections in Belarus

  Presidential elections took place in the Republic of Belarus on 9 August. Several organisations such as the OSCE, have criticised the lack of a fair and free voting system in Belarus and the clear government ignorance to include independent observers in the election process. We can only agree with this position. Two nights already are marred with disproportionate and unacceptable state violence against peaceful protesters. During the last two days of protests against fraudulent presidential elections,…

EDS Summer University 2020 – Online Conference

EDS Summer University 2020 – Online Conference

The EDS Summer University 2020 took place from 23rd to 26th of July. Because of the international COVID19 situation, the Summer University was conducted fully as an online event, to not put the participants in any unnecessary danger. Despite all of the new challenges that the Bureau and the Council needed to face, it was a great success that the attendance of member organisations held the usual level. The Office of the Secretary General was…

50 PARTICIPANTS FROM 32 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ATTEND THE EDS COUNCIL MEETING

50 PARTICIPANTS FROM 32 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ATTEND THE EDS COUNCIL MEETING

On Saturday, 30 May, the European Democrat Students held its last Council Meeting of the Working Year 2019/2020 online for the first time. 50 participants from 32 European Countries were able to actively discuss and present motions on the current pandemic and also on topics related to the European Crisis recovery for the next months. As the official student association of the European People’s Party, these proposals will be passed on to the EPP to…

Relocating the manufacturing industry to Europe

The world is experiencing a deep transformation in the way how people work. People are forced to stay at home and to work from there whenever possible, and asked to limit their physical contacts to the minimum. All these circumstances lead to a significant decrease in economic activity and, accordingly, a decrease in the economic performance of the affected countries. Japan has decided to allocate $2.2 billion to encourage its companies to return their production…