A beautiful white dress, white doves flying to the sky and “Till death do us part” seems to be the charming dream of marriage imagined by every little girl. Well, back to reality…Nowadays, marriage no longer excites most young Europeans. The English version of the blog “cafébabel” published a map showing how many Europeans between 16 to 29 years get married. Only Poland seems to resist, where still 21% of those youngsters say “Yes”. Expatriated polish youngsters might feel awkward in Iceland or Hungary, where only 6% get married between 16 to 29 years. “cafébabel” was created by Erasmus students in 2001. This participatory online magazine is written by young and for young people in Europe and available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish. You want to be a part of it? Click here. “cafébabel” is amongst others supported by the European Commission.
For you, politicians are way too far away from ordinary people, especially young ones? Do you have the impression that they just pretend to care about your problems and your view of Europe? To prove wrong, the French information platform “Toute l’Europe” invites every month different experts which answer YOUR questions about European actuality. On Thursday, 28 may, it’s Frans Timmermanns, vice-president of the European Commission, who answers your questions from 14 to 15 o’clock. The subject: “1 year after the European elections”
You want to participate but you don’t have any idea what to ask referring to this subject? Well, you might want to know what has changed concretely with the commission of Jean-Claude Juncker? What did it achieve in one year? What is the European commission going to do about rising euro-scepticism? Of course, those are just some ideas to inspire you…
The Dutch Frans Timmermans has amongst others worked at the ministry of foreign affairs in La Haye, at the embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow after becoming vice-president of the European commission.
You could send your question to Frans Timmermans (from now on), click here.