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PES activists National Forum in Romania gathers more than 1000 activists

Romania PES activists gatheringMore than 1100 PES activists from Romania met for their national forum in Craiova on 17 September.

The core issues of the debate focused on the future of Europe, the Romanian national elections and the need to involve more young people in politics.

"The PES recently launched a European Youth Plan designed to underline the need for concrete measures from the EU to help young people. In order to make a true change we need to involve them in the process. This is why, today, PES activists Romania is starting a citizens' initiative designed to wave the age restrictions imposed by the Romanian law to candidacies. If an 18 year old can vote, he/she should be able for instance to run for a local office before he/she have 23 years old. Our campaign is designed to fight against all discrimination existing in politics" explained the PES activists National Coordinator, MEP Victor Negrescu.

The participants called for a stronger Europe and the need to face the challenges with more solidarity. In order to complete their initiative they plan to raise more than 100.000 signatures in the comming 6 months.

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