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We maintain that the UK, having left the EU, will have its best interests served by retaining a close as possible relationship with the EU, its peoples and its cultures. This site will serve as a bulletin board, a village pump, and information and interest exchange. The aim of this site it to keep alive our already close ties with the countries of Europe which, we maintain, were more easily facilitated when the UK was a member of the EU. We will also share any difficulties that arise from terminating membership and solutions to problems where they exist. Also, we will share advantages of leaving the union should they arise...

Our fight continues....
We are standing up for European rights, standards and values in the UK”

The next general meeting for York for Europe supporters will be on Tuesday 4th October at 19.30, and will be held by Zoom.

Here is the entry link. Just follow this and you will be let in. follow this link

We will be discussing new projects, our future role and trying to make sense of the mad world in which we find ourselves.

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As a result of the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the National Rejoin March of Saturday 10th September, London, was cancelled.

The March has been rescheduled for Saturday 22nd October, with the same route and timings.

If you have purchased a ticket already or would like to join us on our coach, please visit this page to purchase or confirm your place on our coach.

See the National Rejoin March website for more details about the march and rally. https://marchforrejoin.co.uk/?mc_cid=f25d27fdfa&mc_eid=b0d6d19902

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This musical event took place as part of the Festival of Europe on 25th September 2022.

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video shown at the event

York for Europe organised a musical event in celebration of our links with our twin cities of Münster and Dijon. The event was part of the nationwide Festival of Europe. Historically, artistic and creative links between European countries have been important for cultural and economic development across the continent.

We asked our twin cities to invite local groups to record some music of their choice. We hoped the result would be an interesting mix of musical types and so it has turned out. And so it was - something for every musical taste. We played the recording for over ninety minutes; it was projected on the big screen.

Zoom meeting link for a meeting with Richard Corbett CBE. on Tuesday 18th October at 7.30 p.m. prompt.

Professor Charlotte O'Brien of York University's Law School

Richard Corbett will talk about the new political grouping, the European Political Community, on Tuesday 18th October. Richard was a Labour MEP.

In 2021, the European Parliament asked him to represent it in the Common Secretariat running the Conference on the Future of Europe and to take on the role of Deputy chef de cabinet to the Secretary General of the European Parliament The EPC, the idea of President Macron of France in his role as president of the Council of the European Union, includes EU countries, the Balkans and other nearby states including the UK.

The aim of the project is to provide a policy coordination platform for European countries across the continent and foster political dialogue and cooperation in order to address issues of common interest. A first meeting is set for October 6-7th 2022 in Prague. On September 27th, the UK confirmed its attendance and offered to host the next meeting.

Richard Corbett, once an MEP and an old friend of York for Europe, seen here taking a spot of lunch while campaigning before the referendum in York. York voted predominately Remain.

from Ukraine day celebrations - two girls Follow this link for some photographs of the day
24 серпня 2022 року – День Незалежності України: Україна зустрічає цей день незламною, мужньою, зраненою, зболеною, з Європейськими цінностями в серці й невмирущою піснею в душі. Слава Україні!
24th August is Ukraine’s Independence Day. Stand with Ukraine as Ukraine stands adamant and courageous, though badly wounded and deeply hurt, defending European values and its rich centuries-old cultural heritage against Russian invasion!
Ukraine EU and UK flags


The UK Economy post-Brexit: Review, Prospects and Assessment

Saturday 10 December 2022, 10.00am to 1:00pm

Speaker(s): Roy Love MA MSc PhD

The course will begin with a short summary of the principal legislative changes of exiting the European Union before continuing with a review of the economic impact since then. Clearly, the effect on the economy of other major events, principally Covid and the Ukraine conflict, will also be taken into account. Longer-term issues such as the nature of international trade agreements, changes to official agricultural support, domestic regional development, and the Northern Ireland situation will then be considered at greater length.

Tutor: Roy Love MA MSc PhD

Term: Autumn

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 10 December 2022

Time: 10am-1pm

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £26

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York University has twinned with Karazin Kharkiv National University, one of Ukraine’s most prestigious institutions, whose buildings are in ruins from shelling. Prof Saul Tendler, deputy vice-chancellor at York, says one of the Ukrainian university’s many worries is protecting its libraries and archive collections. “They tell us they are in damp basements now and that’s not great,” he says. “If they can get them out of the country, we will hold them in our repositories.

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