An association for European Young Entrepreneurs. Sounds like a fine idea, right? Well, not if you mean the Association Européene des Jeunes Entrepreneurs – AEJE (website here). The sole purpose of this organisation seems to be simply to attack all efforts to achieve a single seat for the European Parliament, and to defend Strasbourg. Why that’s important for entrepreneurship I have no idea whatsoever.

At the time of writing there are three news stories in the Association’s carousel of news stories on their website. These are the three stories:

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The last of these three is the missive that just arrived in my Inbox, as they somehow have my e-mail address. You can read the whole story of why rapporteurs Fox and Häfner are lying here in English, here in French, and here in German.

Sorry AEJE, either do your job and promote young entrepreneurs, or change your name into the Campaign to Protect Strasbourg. Because at least when it comes to your opponents – SingleSeat – no-one can possibly doubt their intentions.

(note: title of the post amended. It wasn’t clear initially!)


  1. Also the report is doing exactly the opposite of “bashing” Strasbourg!

  2. Rebecca Crawley

    Jon, the links in the penultimate paragraph do not work. Or am I the only one having trouble?

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