EDS urges the Albanian Government to release Belind Këlliçi Immediately

EDS urges the Albanian Government to release Belind Këlliçi Immediately

Albania’s National Theatre, constructed in 1938 by Giulio Berté unexpectedly destroyed by the Albanian government amid COVID-19 pandemic Belind Këlliçi, President of the Youth Democrats, and dozens of activists have been brutally arrested by the police overnight The European Democrat Students strongly condemn the arrests by the socialist government in Albania of Belind Kellici, chairman of FRPD Albania, and another number of peaceful civil society activists and artists. The destruction of Albania’s century old national…

Relocating the manufacturing industry to Europe

The world is experiencing a deep transformation in the way how people work. People are forced to stay at home and to work from there whenever possible, and asked to limit their physical contacts to the minimum. All these circumstances lead to a significant decrease in economic activity and, accordingly, a decrease in the economic performance of the affected countries. Japan has decided to allocate $2.2 billion to encourage its companies to return their production…

Position Paper on Students During the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has adversely affected students and the academic community across the European Union. Sadly, the response to this crisis has too often lacked a pan-European approach. We, the European Democrat Students (EDS), on behalf of students across Europe, have identified five areas where students are particularly affected and urgently call for maximum European co-operation therein. First, challenges relating to their studies, second; problems with their finances, third; challenges to their health, fourth; problems relating to…

EDS Position paper on the issue of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis

According to the European Parliament statement, the lockdown measures European countries have implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led domestic violence to rise by a third in some countries. Financial insecurity could play an important role in preventing victims from leaving their abuser. Women in disadvantaged groups tend to be more at risk of experiencing domestic violence, namely women with disabilities, migrant domestic workers, queer and transgender women, and asylum seekers. Although domestic violence…