Lobbyists Urge I: Smoking Kills – Still

  Tobacco consumption is the single largest avoidable health risk in the European Union. Some 700.000 people die in the EU each year to tobacco-related diseases, says the European Commission. Since the launch of the “Europe Against Cancer”-Programme in the 1980s, fighting tobacco use has been a priority for the European Community. Even though tobacco…

Tips from the Dinasaurs

Meet Tomáš and Manuel: Both experienced MEU participants, you will find them among the chairs, steering the debates during the sessions of this year’s conference. The jEUrnal asked them to share their best MEU anecdotes and advice.

Instead of an Editorial

One of my first serious assignments was a story for which I had to get a comment from several top politicians of my country. It was 9 am, and who am I kidding, I was shivering while dialing those numbers. Mr. Prime Minister picked up: „Yes“. I introduced myself and the newspaper I worked for (a…

Lobbyists Urge II: Keep Your Eyes on Ireland

Asylum is a form of protection, granted to someone who is in danger of being persecuted on grounds of gender, race, nationality, religion, membership of a particular group or political opinion in their country of origin or residence. Asylum in the EU is defined according to the UN Geneva Refugee Convention as refugee status.

Playing a Role in a Model

Taking part in a simulation like the MEU Vienna requires, according to some participants, “much more than preparation.” We asked some of you, how you prepared yourself for this simulation. Nicolas Herrero Folley (from Spain), the Faction Leader for ALDE in the European Parliament, is interested in International Law and previously attended the Model United…

Love Story

Even though the MEPs and Ministers were extremely busy “deciding Europe”, The JEUrnal initiated a careful investigation, which proved that the Valentine’s Day did take place during the Vienna MEU 2014. As a consequence, we dare to state that love exists. Here are some of the true love confessions, which politicians felt ready to make…