Author: Eve Geddie | .euronews.com | 4 June 2019
Despite all the challenges facing our newly elected MEPs, I am hopeful that a freer, fairer Europe is in reach. In last week’s elections, Europeans came out and voted in greater numbers than at any time in the last 20 years, and many campaigns were driven by young people who made their voices heard on several key issues.
On 14 May, youth activists supported by Amnesty International staged coordinated actions in more than 35 cities encouraging Europeans to get out and vote. These young people expressed their vision of a Europe that welcomes refugees and migrants, guarantees equal rights for everyone, and prioritises tackling the climate crisis. Many of our new MEPs stand by similar principles. I will make it my mission during the coming years to work with them, and with colleagues, activists and partners from different sectors to help make this vision a reality. Read more>>>