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 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…

Position Paper on Students During the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has adversely affected students and the academic community across the European Union. Sadly, the response to this crisis has too often lacked a pan-European approach. We, the European Democrat Students (EDS), on behalf of students across Europe, have identified five areas where students are particularly affected and urgently call for maximum European co-operation therein. First, challenges relating to their studies, second; problems with their finances, third; challenges to their health, fourth; problems relating to…

EDS Position paper on the issue of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis

According to the European Parliament statement, the lockdown measures European countries have implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led domestic violence to rise by a third in some countries. Financial insecurity could play an important role in preventing victims from leaving their abuser. Women in disadvantaged groups tend to be more at risk of experiencing domestic violence, namely women with disabilities, migrant domestic workers, queer and transgender women, and asylum seekers. Although domestic violence…

“The post-Coronavirus world will be a different place” – Chairman Angrisano

“The post-Coronavirus world will be a different place” – Chairman Angrisano

Chairman’s Letter addressing the Coronavirus pandemic: To the members of the Council of European Democrat Students, Dear EDS Family, As you all know, Europe is currently facing an unprecedented threat. Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation declared Europe as the active centre of the Coronavirus global pandemic. Across the whole of Europe there are hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases of coronavirus. Even more dramatically, tens of thousands of infected patients are perishing, often alone and far…