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EESC welcomes simplification, but asks for more visibility and impact

The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) is intended to promote active citizenship and participatory democracy, giving it the potential to help overcome the EU's democratic deficit. 

Voting rights of EU27 citizens in the UK

It is often said that EU27 citizens will lose the right to vote in local elections and elections to the London, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland legislatures as a result

From Långrådna to Salacgriva - weeks 6 and 7 of the amazing #FOMtour

Långrådna to Salacgriva. A good bit of week 6 is spent cursing not only my inner couchpotatoness but also SJ (the main Swedish train company) for not allowing bikes on trains!

Open Letter: European Parliament, make the ECI work!

On the eve of an important vote on the future of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI),  civil society organisations including New Europeans call on the European Parliament to debate and vote on every successful ECI in plenary before the Commission adopts its formal response.

Green Card 4 Europe campaign - latest news

Dear Backers! First of all thank you for your pledges and messages of support.  It is really inspiring to know that we have such a great group of people behind us who really understand that the GreenCard4Europe idea is a powerful idea and at that we need to see it implemented as soon as possible.

Retracing the steps of a disinformation campaign

We all know that the Russians are very active in spreading disinformation in order to promote their own goals and to weaken the democracies in the west, not least in Europe. 2018 has already seen several clear examples of the ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign. 

Shaping the future with millennials in Cardiff

On Saturday 26/05 I had the opportunity to represent New Europeans at a Conference for the first time in my capacity as the Coordinator for New Europeans Wales. The event was organised by Common Vision (CoVi) a very active UK wide think tank which focuses on the behaviours, expectations and values of the millennials. 

MEU Scotland receives Charlemagne Youth Award

Each year since 2008, the European Parliament together with the ‘Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen’ have invited young people from all EU Member States to submit projects run by and for youth showing an active participation in the development of Europe.

Interview with Olivier Vedrine

Olivier Védrine is a French political scientist and professor and one of very few foreigners who having worked in Russia for many years now resides in Ukraine.

A kick in the teeth - Ciara Leeming reports for The Big Issue North

The recent scandal over the Windrush generation has focused attention on how the UK can be a hostile climate for those not born here. With Brexit approaching, that includes EU nationals as well, reports Ciara Leeming
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