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Juso-chief Kühnert : For the Younger ones it is all in Europe

Juso-chief Kevin Kühnert expected a rising turnout in the forthcoming European elections and mobilise young people. "Especially for the younger Generation it is all in Europe - about whether the world into which we were born, remains intact," said Kühnert on the occasion of a youth conference of the Jusos in Berlin. "The Brexit has shown that it is sometimes hard enough to assert themselves as the younger Generation politically." It is also to provide equal opportunities for the Younger ones.

"I expect a significant increase in the turnout," said the 29-Year-old. In the election of 2014, the investment in Germany amounted to 48.1 percent. Kühnert said: "It's a question of whether Pro-Europeans are strong or nationalists." To vote on 26. May arise, whether in Europe must be made more equitable, or handled.

For the SPD, in addition to women and urban audience of young people, a group with great potential. "We can tear right what," said Juso-Chairman. "In this respect, we as young socialists have a key responsibility for the election campaign of the SPD. We want to put in this target group the messages.“ For the first time to be with his Deputy, Delara Burkhardt on court five and Tiemo two Jusos Wölken in twelfth place on the front of the list of places in the race.

"There is a lot of talk about youth participation," said Kühnert. The Jusos wanted to send a Signal that young people are in politics to take responsibility. "We want to give young people a representation in the Parliament, to ask instead of just kind of the Elderly listen to us occasionally."

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is Overdue from the point of view Kühnerts a reduction in the voting age to 16. "And not only because at the Moment, so many young people go on the road," he pointed out. "The right to vote is not a reward, but a fundamental right." Those who wanted to give young people a voice, be a duty to give a reason. "And apart from that you can a lot of other things also only 18, I haven't heard much about it."

At the same time, Kühnert turned against collection of the "Fridays for Future"movement, which is every Friday in many cities students for more climate protection on the road tests. "In the case of the reactions on "Fridays for future" bothers me the most is the old-fashioned business posturing, that it was a good, if young people involved in the political process," he said. "But on the road, to the diligence of bees in the mom book to get for particular political commitment, but because of something bothering you." The young protesters wanted political action and not warm words to hear. Conversations between young socialists and young activists ran "in the Background, not in Public," as Kühnert stressed. Differences of opinion were to be held.

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Kühnert of the "Fridays for future"movement to measure a specific political role. "It will take a strong movement, if it comes this year in the coalition, the climate protection act," said Juso-in-chief. Such a law should be effectively decided on, as it was in the coalition agreement. "And we want to give proof that we have understood the message of this movement: the climate, you can't negotiate." (dpa)

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