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At least 16% increase of electricity prices – these news, announced on June 17, caused a wave of street protests in Armenia’s capital Yerevan. Armenia’s electricity network is owned by a Russian company, which says the rise is necessary because the value of the national currency has fallen.
Thousands of young people have been marching to the presidential palace and staging all-night sit-ins around the main square of Yerevan. After the police has fired water cannons to disperse peaceful demonstrators and has detained more than 230 people, even more raised their voice not just against the electricity prices, but also against the rough way protesters were treated. According to different reports, police also has beaten up journalists and destroyed or confiscated their equipment...Read More
AEGEE Eastern Partnership Project contributed to the Network Meeting that took place in Osnabrück between 28 and 31 May 2015. 16 participants joined the discussion workshop led by Esther Hillmer, a member of the Project’s team. The introduction to the EU’s Eastern Partnership has been accompanied by many interesting questions and comments coming from the participants of the workshop. After a short introduction, the group had a vivid and inspiring discussion about the military conflict in Ukraine, the role of Russia and the EU, the future of the Eastern Partnership and much more. The different backgrounds and experiences of the participants added special value to the discussion.
Thereafter, small groups of 4 were formed so that they could have discussed about the impact of EaP in AEGEE...
AEGEE Eastern Partnership Youth Convention Form the 20th to the 24th of May 15 participants from the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries gathered in Kraków to discuss the process of European integration and the relations between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries. The event aimed at discovering how the Eastern Partnership Programme should look like according to youth. Below you can find the final result of the Convention – recommendations for the EU officials regarding desired improvements in the EaP programme. The event was officially endorsed by to Mr Saryusz-Wolski (Member of the European Parliament).
We, the European youth from both the EU Member States and the Eastern Partnership countries, suppor...Read More