Legalization? Nice try.

„This is a proud day for the European Parliament and therefore the world“, posted Lasse Boysen yesterday after his faction Green Liberals of Europe (GLE) suggested including cannabis in the list of Tobacco products in the EU. This came as a great surprise for the other Members of the Parliament and the public. „There is…

#MEUVienna 2016 in Numbers

It’s been a great marathon, but journalists are supposed to be used to it, right? Since the conference kicked off and up until now we uploaded almost 200 photos on Flickr, made 47 posts on Facebook and Instagram and reached nearly 40,000 unique users via Twitter! Here is some more #MEUVienna data from The jEUrnal:

Role-Play

“Soo… you are going to Vienna to participate in some sort of roleplay?”, someone asked during a lunch break at work last week, as I was trying to explain the purpose of my upcoming four-day trip to Austria. As my colleagues were unaware of the existence of such thing as a Model European Union, I…

It’s All About Respect – and Weed

First things first: „The lying press once again misinterpreted the words of our members. This incompetence and negligence is a systemic problem within the European journalistic community“, Mr. Boysen posted recently. Actually this is not even worth mentioning. And politicians are always unsatisfied with the press (this is the way it should be). But a…

Post It

Whether the traditional paper is getting old fashioned or new challenges require quicker and more advanced technology is not easy to decide. What is sure, is that members of the Parliament turned to social media as a mean of not only communication, but also direct and not rarely on the borders of a good taste…

Honest Hopes and Bitter Disappointments

The second day of the session finished with extremely diverse impressions. The last press conference brought to mind a competition of different sentiments and feelings about the upcoming voting. Not only the ministers speaking on behalf of the Council held completely different views, but also three representatives of the Parliament did not share almost any opinions.…