In the face of populism, and in the run-up to the EU elections, European leaders need to explain to the citizens the many good things the European Union has achieved collectively, writes Dimitris Avramopoulos.
Various MEPs and civic groups gathered in the European Parliament on Tuesday (29 January) to promote an initiative for 'Europe Day' as a holiday across the bloc aimed at boosting a positive European sentiment, with MEP Maite Pagazaurtundua saying it would "most probably be passed” in the February plenary session.
Today (9 May) is Europe day. A day meant for celebration, but instead we mourn the thousands who have died and the many still dying trying to reach us. But we refuse this situation, write a number of representatives from young Socialist organisations.
Europhiles marked this year's Europe Day (9 May) by calling on Europe's leaders to mark the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, which laid the foundations of today's European Union, by creating an effective system of economic governance to reflect the needs of the times.