What organisations say

JEF Europe (Young European Federalists)
The Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe is a trans-partisan political youth organisation with over 13.000 members active in more than 30 countries in Europe. Founded in 1972, the organisation strives towards a federal Europe based on the principles of democracy, subsidiarity and rule of law. JEF promotes true European Citizenship, and works towards more active participation of young people in democratic life. https://www.jef.eu

1 Should there be a tax on companies that use robots, as a way to support the social security system?

2 Should the EU introduce stricter rules on the privacy of online communication (with potential implications for the growth of digital businesses)?

3 Should the EU financially support whistleblowers, who denounce wrongdoings by disclosing confidential information of companies and public bodies?

4 Should verbal abuse related to gender identity and sexual orientation be punished by means of criminal law (with potential implications for freedom of expression)?

5 Should asylum seekers be redistributed across EU countries on the basis of a quota system?

6 Should EU countries be allowed to reintroduce border controls within the Schengen area?

7 Should the European Union introduce penalties for the EU Member States that do not follow EU rules on the treatment of animals?

8 Should EU policymakers support a quicker phase-out of fossil fuels subsidies?

9 Should policymakers set higher targets to reduce methane emissions (which are mostly generated by fossil fuels production and livestock farming)?

10 Should the EU levy a tax on plastic and single-use items to fund the EU budget, as a way to restrict their usage?

11 Should a common minimum corporate tax rate of at least 20% be introduced in the EU?

12 Should there be a European authority empowered to enforce fiscal compliance?

13 Should a tax on financial activities fund the EU budget?

14 Should there be a bigger increase in the EU’s multi-annual budget for the period 2021-2027?

15 Should the EU spend more money to support small farmers against volatility of agricultural prices?

16 Should the EU institutions promote renegotiations of government debt in the most indebted countries?

17 Should the EU introduce common rules on minimum income, which would likely force some Member States to increase their minimum income levels?

18 Should policymakers take stronger measures to restrict the use of temporary work contracts?

19 Should the EU financially sanction countries found to be violating EU principles on rule of law?

20 Should a majority of national parliaments get the power to veto EU legislation?

21 Should the European Defence Union ultimately lead to the establishment of a European Armed Forces?

22 Should the EU pursue closer trade relations with the United States?

23 Should the EU end its policy of economic sanctions against Russia?

24 Should EU policymakers take measures to limit China’s exports into the EU market?

25 Should the EU support the recognition of Palestine statehood and the two-state solution?

Organisation Proposals

08 Mar 2019 | PROPOSAL Security and defence

European Union is a crucial player in the multilateral world older, but until now it has been speaking in different voices of Member States. Closer defence integration is also needed as it would bring...

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08 Mar 2019 | PROPOSAL Climate and energy

We call on the European Union to step up their efforts in becoming a global leader in climate mitigation policies by turning into a green superpower that can inspire other countries in their transition...

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08 Mar 2019 | PROPOSAL Migration

1. We strongly advocate for establishing common European standards for assistance and integration services for migrants across the Union, financed on the European level, as only European solutions will...

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08 Mar 2019 | PROPOSAL Transparency and accountability of European institutions

Any democratic system is based on the principle of accountability, where the governmental officials - both elected and appointed by those who have been elected - are responsible to citizens for their decisions...

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08 Mar 2019 | PROPOSAL Rule of law

The European Union is a Union of values: it is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights. These values are common to...

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