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Anna’s Tribute

The EYP Triangle

Column: Cape and Spandex

Going to Barcelona by Taxi

Not enough time to do everything! That is a problem we all face in EYP and in life.

The two most important attributes of a superhero, what does your dream superpower say about you?

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Gossip Girl

Sigrun Fagerfjäll

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Anna tribute

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Cape and

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Theodor Hall

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CULT II

Manfredi Danielis

Manfredi Danielis

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The queer gourmet Moira Lanters

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Hugs, hugs, hugs

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Get a T-Shirt

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AFET

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Eurovillage in Superlatives

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SEDE

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IMCO

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CULT I

Organisers

Oona Kiiskinen

Lara Reinfelds

Dana Klimova

Sigrun Fagerfjäll

Jelena Stevanovic

Dana Klimova

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Who’s who?

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Timm Brünjes (DE)

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Noura Berrouba (SE)

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Gossip Traunstein’s very own gossip girl has emptied the gossip box and unraveled some mind blowing news.

As you are reading this, the third day of the session has started. During this time, you have met new people, discussed, debated and felt the sleep deprivation kick in. You have shaken what your mama gave you on the dancefloor, played ‘the big fat pony’ and ‘the jellyfish’ like you were 5 years old again. EYP is a travel back in time where you can live out your childish fantasies and take a walk down memory lane. After all, wasn’t childhood the best of times? EYP is also a big step forward. You are developing many skills that you will benefit from in the future; maturing, accessing a huge social network and learning the importance of knowing how to express and appreciate your own and others’ opinions. Not to forget, is that EYP is about having fun. Without this vital ingredient, none of us would have been here. This issue is entirely dedicated to the fun in EYP. We hope that you will enjoy it and that this, at some point, will serve as a nice walk down memory lane. Enjoy! Noura Berrouba (SE) Timm Brünjes (DE)

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Contributors:

Noura Berrouba - Editress (SE) Timm Brünjes - Editorial Assistant (DE) Clemens Rawert - Video Editor (DE) Moira Lanters - Journalist (NL) Anna Borrell - Journalist (ES) Theodor Hall - Journalist (CH) Jelena Stevanović - Journalist (AT) Manfredi Danielis - Journalist (IT) Oona Kiiskinen - Journalist (FI) Sigrun Fagerfjäll - Journalist (SE) Lāra Reinfelds - Journalist (CH) Dana Klimova - Journalist (CZ)

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Well, it is another sunny day in the idyllic town of Traunstein. You are all wearing your best GAoutfits, making use of your fanciest vocabulary and maybe even showing off a little of your French skills. It seems like you could just start working at the European parliament tomorrow. But if you think you are well informed and have done your research, it is nothing compared to the knowledge I have. I have access to the gossip box and my very reliable spies. I know all of you better than you know yourselves and I know everything that is going on within the four walls of this school. And now you will find out too… Moira Lanters was overheard expressing some very offensive views on animal rights the other night; “I don’t give a fuck about killing animals”. Do not use your puppy eyes on this journalist, it will simply not work. Apparently, the committee on LIBE practices hedonistic cat-worshiping. My source worries about the mental condition of these lost souls. At Eurovillage, a vegetarian was spotted drooling after an organizer. Later the same night, no less than four delegates took it a step further and decided to actually exchange saliva with someone of the opposite sex. The press team has pictures, and fyi, we like chocolate. Two Germans were spotted having a late night deep talk lying on their backs by the main stairs; soon to be couple perhaps? The presidential behind has all of a sudden become a really hot topic at the session. You will find pictures in this very issue and please do not hesitate to take a closer look irl. Finally, we have unraveled that people from Hamburg brush their teeth at least five times every day. Is that really healthy? While gossip girl investigates, you should keep the gossip coming and enjoy what is left of the session!

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Although always fabulous, no EYP session is perfect. For a rainbow one needs rain, and well, we could say that Anna took one for the team. The lovely journalist, who made a gracious pirouette in the introduction video, sadly had to leave us. She caught infectious mononucleosis, also known as glandular fever, which sounds just as fancy as the way she dresses. It has caused her glands to swell, and therefore she will not be able fly. But please do not worry, although it would still be nice if you could send some positive thoughts and smiles her way. After all, that is the mindset with which she stepped on the Traunstein train, so just see it as returning the favour. She will not be taking the train back however, Ms. Borell shall be stepping in a cab and tell the driver to take her to Barcelona. Which is not only cool, but for the rest of her EYP-career she will gain a nice random fact.

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Pimp my speech by Sigrun Fagerfjäll

The EYP Triangle Not enough time to do everything! That is a problem we all face in EYP and in life.

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A clever chap named Aristotle once came up with a model for public speaking. He thought that the three main ingredients in a speech are logos, pathos and ethos. I will explain these expressions in case your ancient Greek is a bit rusty. General Assembly is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. You do take a risk when you put your committee placard up, quickly reading through the few jotted down notes that you now have to transform into a convincing speech. You can never be fully prepared for speaking in GA, it is essential to be able to think on your feet. However, there are short cuts to making a good speech. Hopefully these guidelines will be of help to you when you are trying to come up with a defence speech at 3 am tonight or frantically writing notes for an attack speech on a coffee break napkin.

Logos is basically the content of the speech, the arguments you use to prove your points and the facts you bring up. Make

sure that all the points you make in your speech are clear and use logic to prove that you are right. Many people think that logos is all you need for a good speech. But listening to a speech with only logos is a bit like eating dry bread without anything to go with it; it is dull. In order to convince your listener you need to add butter and cheese, pathos and ethos.

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How we should use our precious time at events like these and whether we should divide ourselves from social life, committee tasks and sleep requirements is a question we all face. Would it be better to be a lonesome, a lazy or a tired EYPer? A survey of delegates and officials has showed that:

-47,6% would discard “enough sleep to survive” -42,8% would discard “productive work” -9,6% would discard “meeting new people”

Pathos is how your message reaches the listener; you can imagine a path between yourself and your audience. In order for the message to really sink in you need to make people feel that it concerns them. You need to make the listener feel something. Make it personal. An example could be saying “if this resolution does not pass it will lead to the extinction of all animals on earth, including your cat.”. Well, obviously the answer lies in a mix between the three but the precise amounts we dedicate to each activity depend on our personalities and attitudes. Be aware that the session will not last forever, that you will not be able to do everything and that it is your choice how to make these moments count.

We now have the bread and the butter, but the audience is still not completely convinced. The arguments in the speech make sense and the speaker makes it very clear that the message of the speech is very important and concerns everyone in the audience. But if you want to truly capture the attention of the audience you need to add the cheese, ethos. Ethos shows that you believe in your message and that you are sincere. Make sure that you are standing upright and have a good posture. Make use of your arms to communicate with the audience and make eye contact with the listeners. Talk loudly and clear and make sure the speed of your speaking is good and you really make use of pauses. So when you are going to hold your speech do not forget to go through a mental check list; do you have ingredients for your sandwich? If you do you can confidently raise your placard and go for it!

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LIBE by Theodor

In the committee fighting over the age-old question of freedom of speech many Germans and one Frenchman found new friends and maybe one or two new enemies in the Committee of Civil Liberties. Enthusiastically celebrating nuclear catastrophes and partaking in extended Ninja training, this committee has come a long way since the first time they saw eachother. In the beginning this committee seemed to consist

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of people varying from sportsmen to musicians and bookworms, but even after the first hour of teambuilding they were working strongly together as penguins to defeat the evil flamingos and now they have developed further to a political force worth reckoning with. Indeed they have moved on from surviving a zombie apocalypse with the help of some green magic to protecting us defenceless journalists from prosecution and even, oh the horror, censor-

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ship! We as journos are all thankful for your efforts. Right now they are intensely debating their various clauses in their resolution, dog-tired of course, and I am happy to see a group of such well informed, strong minded delegates that could well represent some of EYP Germany’s future. Come on LIBE, rock the GA! It rhymes so it must be true.

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The day might have started off a bit rocky, it was cold, wet and the sun was far to be seen, making the icebreaking challenging. Names and adjectives posed quite the challenge, for the ladies with the “j” names. So to heat things up a bit Rowing Rita sent the bunch inside. Quite ironic considering you sillies ended up having a snowball fight, and later even got lost in a swamp. I was seriously worried that people might get hurt when I

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saw a 5-legged monster hopscotching through the swamp, so remember: put everyone’s well being first! With this in mind ENVI challenged CULT 1 to a game of ninja, those kids were shifting fast as lightning! Stella and Caner delivered the final blow and left CULT 1 to whither. Next up: Blindfolds! As you guided each other through the school you got to know each other better. Who knew you guys had a bass player, vaulter, philosopher/drummer,

student councilor, actor, math lover, chemist to be, badminton player, epic failure at biology, cliff jumper, skier, teacher of rhythmic gym, someone who’s dad only has one foot and I am glad that this sister’s sweater wearing journo gets to be a part of it! I’m sure you will manage to lift committee work to a higher level, just like you did with the magic stick!

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Strolling through town – Traunstein through the eyes of Cindy the cat

If you find Cindy please return it to Raphael Bek During these session days, both the delegates and the officials will be busy with the various forms of teambuilding and committee work. However, Cindy- the infamous side-kick of one of the chairs; Raphael Bek, chairing

the LIBE committee- got chosen for the honorary task of discovering the wonders of Traunstein. This way, each and every one of us has a chance to have a glimpse of this breathtaking

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town. The adventure starts out with climbing the snowy hill not far away from our session venue Chiemgau Gymnasium, secondary school, in order to get to the town centre. It is

around -4 degrees Celsius and a lot of snow everywhere that makes climbing a rather refreshing experience. When arriving at the top of the steps, we stop to take a look around - not a bad view,

huh? When approaching the city Centre, the first thing we come across is the statue in front of the church St. Oswald, presenting the Pope Benedict XVI. Meeting face to face with

the statue of this famous church man makes Cindy a bit shy, resulting in her hiding behind the Pope’s hat. Traunstein is the biggest of the smaller towns in this area that

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can easily be seen on the things it has to offer- also in terms of shopping. Cindy ended up testing a few options for the General assembly; after all, it is a great chance to dress up since we all want to shine, not only with our speeches, but also with our classy looks. During the session, we all sometimes feel like living in a big happy bubble, sometimes resulting in a news vacuum so that we hardly know what is going on in the outer world. Cindy decided to make sure that we maintain some sort of touch to the reality, and checked out the latest newsfor example did you know that Sweden got a new baby princess on Tuesday? Walking past a local ‘Bäckerei’, there is a delicious smell lingering outside- this is where the local delicacies are been made. Cindy’s choice for the day was the cherry pastry with crumble.

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The two most important attributes of a superhero, what does your dream superpower say about you? It was a cold sunny morning after what had been a tiring night of partying. Tired as I was, there was nothing more I wanted than just to have the possibility to stretch my arm so far I could reach all the way into the centre of Traunstein. I would grab myself some caffeinated drinks and the morning paper, all the while still lying in bed. I would dress my flexible elastic body, still lying in my sleeping bag. I would stretch both my ears and eyes all the way to the committee room so I would be writing this somewhere lying comfy instead of on a chair. What this wish for having the superpower of ultimate flexibility says about me is that I am basically the laziest journalist on the planet and the wisest for that matter. Why waste time on trivialities such as getting up? So what do your favourite superpowers say about you? I took it upon myself to ask you what powers you would like to possess, and analyse what your power of choice would say about you. Flying The classic, I would say, people who would like to have the chance to fly. Who can blame them? Travelling at mind blowing speed, bedazzling views you are practically invincible! However, that one feels the need to take wing, tells me that you want to get away from your current life really badly, so to those I would just like to say; wherever you go, you always take the weather with you. Controlling time Having a remote; not for television, not for radio, not for your robot nor for your cat but for time! Never ever again will you have problems writing resolutions in a strict time schedule, or handing your homework in late, just to name a few of the benefits. People who want this actually seem rather puzzled as to what they want, on the one hand they seem to want to do work on the other hand they do not seem to be able to actually bring themselves to do it. So would not controlling time turn you into the ultimate procrastinator?

They say that in order to know a town one is staying at, it is important to get to know the locals. Following this advice Cindy took up the challenge and got friendly with the locals– especially a postman in the midst of his work. There we got to witness real Bavarian friendliness and hospitality, as these two shake hands and Cindy gets a ride home on the post bike.

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Being able to sleep anywhere at any time No matter how much stress, no matter what location, position, temperature or noises. This would come in extremely handy at an EYP session of course, just sleep as you are on the bathroom for 5 minutes, or just sleep as you are waiting to order a drink. If you think about it, you could sneak in minutes of sleep a million times a day! I have to say that I find this very efficient use of time that would otherwise have gone to waste. How German. Teleporting This one was actually not that popular at all, honestly, it only got mentioned once. But, after you continue in EYP, and you start meeting people all over Europe you would wish for nothing more. Unless you are just super-duper lazy, like me.

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Hugging: A Complicated Art As you may have seen, hugging is a substantial part of the EYP experience. But not all hugs are the same, they vary according to modalities, number of people involved and risks. Let us try to clear up the enormous chaos concerning hugging nowadays. There are many different types of hugs:

Side to side hug: A Wonderful hug with a very low level of difficulty. Has the somewhat rare benefit of being applicable to every circumstance that involves listening (GA, CW, etc‌)

Burger hug: For more experienced groups of three people that cannot decide which couple should hug first. Debates have sparkled whether the cheeseburger is vegetable or meat based.

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Group hug: The classical committee hug where everybody joins around a certain ‘objective’ and starts pushing. Pressure in the center usually revolves around 5000 Pa (about a modern industrial bulldozer) with chocking episodes being frequently documented.

Sleepy hug An intelligent hug that is both cheesy and practical. It can be used to express affection and to sleep at the same time. Its multitasking attributes become extremely handy during late nights.

A-frame hug: typical for first acquaintances, huggers stand a few feet together while their shoulders touch as they embrace. Not a lot of contact, but hey, A-hug is better than no hug!

Big bear hug: This time pressure to the target is supplied by an additional run up to the target.

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Snuggle hug: The beauty of gently snuggling with your fellow man on a couch in from of the fireplace or the TV. Also useful in cold German environments as it is efficient in preserving bodily heat.

Rolling group hug: A slight variation of the classical group hug where delegates roll around the target (usually a chair or a journo) and try to squeeze him/her. Firmly keeping hands is essential for this procedure and in some cases super sticky glue has been used.

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Rotation hug: A creative and somewhat more poetic hug where the huggers revolve around each other.

Ambush hug Nothing is cuter than approaching your target from the back and showing your love by wrapping your hands around his/her chest. Beware that an extensive use of this technique at night can be misinterpreted.

Finger hug: An easy hug that can be used as substitute due to some impediment (space, time, etc.) and involves extensive hardcore finger action.

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This is The Competition. Each committee will be awarded BALLS points for fulfilling certain tasks. The way you as delegates may fulfill these tasks is by getting a photo, film or other form of proof for said task’s completion (Note: fellow delegate “witnesses“ do not count). Only one delegate from your committee must complete the task, unless stated otherwise. You can approach me, reach me via your journalists, email me, Facebook me or buy me chocolate. Extra points will be granted for creative, original ideas. Get a photo/video of you doing the DJ Noura-dance

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Get a photo/video of: you keeping Moira Lanters, journo, kidnapped

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Get a photo/video of you doing the Haka

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Get a photo/video of getting your body signed by Riaan

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Get a video of you singing Rolling in the Deep in tune

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Get a photo/video of you with Cindy

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Get a photo/video of you performing as an air-band

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Get a photo/video of at least two people lying in the snow in their underwear

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Get a photo/video of you ambushing another committee with snowballs

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Get a photo/video of at least 5 people of both genders cross-dressing

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Get a photo/video of you beating Philip at Ninja

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Get a photo/video of you giving Rita one potato

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Get a photo/video of you dancing with Manfredi

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Get a photo/video of you hugging a Frenchman

Get a photo/video of you slapping Anar’s bum

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Do this in front of the Journos: Use the words ‘Avada Kedavra’ in GA

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Make Lara Reinfelds & Jelena a decent tea and bring it to them

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Give Timm a massage

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Kiss Sigrun’s feet

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Loveletters

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Entering their committee room for the first time is a truly unique experience. At first everything looks normal: lots of charts, post its everywhere, chair circle, etc… But let us not be fooled, behind their nice working faces lies something very mysterious. Teambuilding showed us hints of this hidden spirit. Spider web was a clear success with a record of zero fallen, but what seems smooth is actually too smooth in the eyes of Hauke and Max. So the curious

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chairs pumped it up a little and raised the difficulty bar a lot with a trust walk game on a staircase! But this challenge did not scare off this exceptional committee that, after rocking this game, made one of the best performance in the coin game ever seen! How could eight boys and two girls pass a little piece of metal with such speed? How does this committee master its tasks with such speed and style? The answer lies in their wildness! After the seven

blanket games their freaky side has been somewhat revealed, rumor has it that intense hugging took place and that wacky frogs have been spotted in their committee! We don’t know much about what they are hiding but be sure we will gladly watch the wild TRAN in the next few days. People, watch out for TRAN!

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Lots of hardcore action has been going on behind the door of the committee that the world knows as CULT II. But the world does not know enough. Jury members and other chairs can believe that culture and education is just some other committee but Jonathan and Beáta can assure you that it is not! Never has a ten girls committee played a such violent snowball fight where injuries have been luckily avoided. Never has such brutality been seen in a committee room, especially

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in one represented by a freakishly pink clock. CULT II is on the move people and nothing can stop them! Not even a bench set in the middle of the walk of trust path by some mind. Honey tell me that you love me was a sure success, with 100% of the committee preferring it to all other games. But even the sexiest of moves have succeeded in making some delegates laugh, while others have kept giggling for ages. Culture and education, as student mobility, is on the move! After a successful swamp

crossing and human corridor with a death toll of zero they performed an extremely entertaining show during euro concert, involving an animal that we still fail to recognize. With street fighter and the big fat pony we have seen the rising energy that revolves around these people so trust us when we say CULT II needs to be respected, needs to be feared. People, beware of CULT II!

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The queer gourmet A journalist eager to find out ‘The truth’ about some of the infinite amount of areas on our planet.

By Moira Lanters

Denmark

Contrary to popular belief, Abercrombie & Fitch is actually from Denmark. If you think about it, how could it not? The logo is a moose, and as we all know, Denmark is filled with moose. Africa Africans absolutely love eating couscous. It is a very healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare wheat. The thing is, they need water for the couscous to grow. Since there is a shortage of water every now and then, they like to make the rain. Africans have a special tool for this; conveniently known as a rainmaker. Sadly, they brought the rainmaker to Traunstein, which explains why it has been raining ever since the delegates arrived. England Are the English people really weird?

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They have always felt special, because of their notable royals and those looniest do not even want the Euro! Also, they are super-duper-scared of the Loch Ness Monster. So God Save the Queen, keep calm and just carry on. Scotland The Scottish actually is not scared of Loch Ness even though they should be. They found a perfect solution of dealing with its monster. What they do every now and then when the monster gets hungry is feeding it shortbread; this is the monster’s favourite after all. However sometimes sheep come and eat the shortbread as well, and the monster gets angry. Fortunately they have a method of calming the monster down with tea, it is super effective! Switzerland Milka is originally from Switzerland.

One can imagine that a purple cow does not feel at home in a country that is known for its correctness and tradition. So it ran off, the runaway cow is still mourned in Switzerland daily. The Swiss now soothe their pain with cheese. Swiss do everything with cheese; they are especially fond of cheese fondue. The Swiss have a tradition entailing every time someone looses his or her bread from his or her fork, they have to sing a song. Which is actually how jodeling got invented, since their tongue was burned they could not articulate words anyway. Spain Don Quichot is Spain’s very own hero. He started off as just a normal man. One day, this fellow decided to go into the knighting business. He imagined his house to be a castle and the

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windmills to be giants. Luckily, he took it upon his knightly self to rescue the world from this grave danger, and Spain was once again safe. If you ask me, Don had just been drinking a bit too much Sangria. France Frogs and Snails do not seem all that tasty; disgusting rather. So why is it that the French are so keen on this delicacy? It all started midway through the ‘80s’ when a famine was haunting the people of France. With nothing to eat but frogs and snails, they tried their luck and it proved itself to be not only nutritious but also delicious. Sweden The Swedes are not that good at football; the Swedettes however rock at it. The reason for this is rather logical; this Scandinavian country mostly consists

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of women. I can actually confirm this since there were only women accompanying the global Eurovillage table.

United Stated of America

Before the states became united, it was only a bunch of loose entities. There were 50 of them and they used to have this competition in which every state entered a hot candidate. The winner of the last competition was wearing an outfit coloured with stars and stripes, hence the flag. Belgium From my findings Belgians do not exist. Well, not in the form that you are familiar with; actually Belgium is filled with comic book heroes. Since they are 2D, just like everything from books, I must have failed to spot them, but I am sure they were out there, bulking up.

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Czech Republic

Every single Austrian would secretly love to have the Kaiserreich back. But instead of making lame attempts of trying to bring back the glory of the old days, they just chill in their awesomeness and swag. Honestly, who can blame them? Every Easter Monday, the Czech men go out of their houses, not to drink beer, as one would expect. Instead they grab themselves a branch from a willow tree and with this switch they hit women on their behinds. The women, rather happy than upset, show their gratitude by giving the men chocolate Easter eggs. Interesting indeed. Germany Pretzels. Beer. Yes, Please.

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by Jelena Stevanovic

Strolling around at Coffee Break, I got to talk to some of our fellow participants. Here I present you some interesting answers and questions from participants of the session.

Whom would you raise from the dead? “Charlie Chaplin, because he was just awesome!” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “I would like to be a hammer in court, because then everyone would listen when I want them to.” What colour is your underwear today? “Black, white, green and red boxer shorts.”

Leonard Rosen (IMCO)

Whom would you raise from the dead? “Heath Ledger, because he was an amazing actor.” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “I would be a cat. Cats sleep all day, make funny noises, are cute and have got hair all over their bodies.” What colour is your underwear today? “Black.”

Whom would you raise from the dead? “An Ancient Greek Philosopher, because I would like to hear their thoughts on our society and life today.” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “I want to be an eagle, because I love to fly.” What colour is your underwear today? “Red, black, yellow and white boxer shorts.”

Fabian Landua (SEDE)

Whom would you raise from the dead? “Elvis Presley. I would love to see him shaking his knees.” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “I would be a mascot of an EYP session, because then everybody would care about me.” What colour is your underwear today? “Black with white stripes.“

Sebastian Gerbeth (Organiser)

Veronika Datzer (CULT II)

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Whom would you raise from the dead? “Bismarck, because he was great statesman.” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “Let’s say Chancellor, since then I could influence the way a country goes.” What colour is your underwear today? “Blue.”

Whom would you raise from the dead? “Mark Twain. He has got amazing quotes and I would like to know whether he is really like that.” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “A shoe. Who does not need a shoe?” What colour is your underwear today? “White.”

Rita Grant (VP/ENVI-Chair)

Whom would you raise from the dead? “Goethe. He is cool.” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “I would be myself, because I’m cool and happy.” What colour is your underwear today? “Blue, grey and green.”

Gabriel Ascanio Hecker (IMCO)

Bernhard Brechmann (TRAN II) Whom would you raise from the dead? “John Lennon. He should make more memorable session songs like Imagine.” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “A sloth, so I could sleep the whole day and nobody would care.” What colour is your underwear today? “Black and white.”

Whom would you raise from the dead? “Queen Victoria. I want to know how it is and feels to be someone like her.” What would you be, if you could turn yourself into anything you want? “I would choose a bird, so that I could fly.” What colour is your underwear today? “Bright pink.”

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Dear AFET, before starting working with you I had no idea that one could marry a pen, except maybe in Chicago! This among many other things we got to learn during the past few days of teambuilding and the committee work guided by our lovely chairs Lyn and Bram. Special talents we learned from each other during the team building were only the beginning: every person in this committee has a lot to offer and definitely

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does not lack brilliance. They are not just talented at debating; we also have passionate photographers, dancers, amazing actors (as seen in the choreographies of the EYP Theatre the other night) and people gifted in many other ways. Last but not least: I have never seen any group to pass as much energy in just one SONIC BOOM with so much enthusiasm and energy as you do it: keep that attitude for life, and you will do just as amazingly as in

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this session. Dear Timon, Antonia, Miriam, Paul, Anna Julia, Sabrina, Stefanie, David, Elisa, Nadja, Berkok and Lucas: I wish you all the best and I am looking forward to meeting all of you again in future sessions! Love, your journo Oona

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My dear committee, you have been faced with new situations, new people and lots of work. But in all of this you have performed wonderfully and I am proud of how well you are working together. You have impressed me by the way you work together, not just during team building and committee work, but also when we

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were preparing your short play for the EYP Theatre. I am convinced you will agree with me when I congratulate your chairs, Fabian and Richard, for doing a great job, and I’m sure they will agree with me when I say you are doing a great job too. Bernie, Constanze, Laurentz, Jonah, Hanna, Michelle, Pauline,

Kim, Johann, Jakob, Ansgar and Florian. Every one of you is special and together you are a force to be reckoned with. So here is a message to everyone reading this. Look out for their resolution: it will be quite something, that is for sure.

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Loveletters

Eurovillage

in superlatives

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SEDE

Although EYPers are all lovely people and Eurovillage is just one big buffet, there still is this glooming feeling of rivalry. So what did we notice while getting our stomachs filled?

by Sigrun Fagerfjäll

The Pinkest table of them all  was created by infinities of marshmallows on the red, blue and white colours; being the flag of the United States. The best feeling of a country brought us the Scottish by showing off their mountains and sheep. The most serious table was definitely (and surprisingly) the German team. The weirdest object  presented  was a peculiar

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wooden stick on the African table. As I was looking for  the cutest table  to share my findings with, I discovered the Turkish monkey. The masks nobody will ever top were the African tigers and zebras. With all the energy I now had in me, I wanted to move. And so I danced to the beats of Swedish ‘ABBA’. Afterwards I had to adore the English facts´ posters with prob-

ably the most effort  put into.  With all the food being processed, I could feel the need for a short nap. But how could I fall asleep without a dessert and a bedtime-story? Fortunately, the Belgians brought  the most Smurfish comicbooks. As a dessert I happily welcomed the sweetest English trifle. I bet the boys dreamed about the best dressed Swedish princesses.

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When the lovely editress Noura assigned me this committee she joked that she did it because I come from Sweden (SE) and one of the chairs, Riaan, comes from Germany (DE). SE+DE=SEDE. I do not know if this was her only reason or if the Nouracle had some kind of divine plan. Whatever it was that lead me to SEDE, I am forever grateful. Because SEDE has all the necessary ingredients for awesomeness. We have tall Thomas

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and short Sita, two Fabians; the famous one and the fabulous one, and we even imported a Turkish delegate. The mixture of different personalities in SEDE keeps things interesting. During teambuilding, we experienced the first clash between old-school values and edgy new trends while trying to decide on a committee hand shake but we got through it by compromising. This shows a great promise for future adventures. SEDE never hesitates

to think outside the box and try new things, such as making baby hats out of left foot shoes. And with the guidance of the iron-loving Estonian Kati and Riaan, who we all find wonderful even though he is a bad example, SEDE is unstoppable. Especially since they joined forces with the cyber rangers. Thank you SEDE, I can only hope that some of your awesomeness rubs off on me.

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Loveletters

CULT I

IMCO by Jelena Stevanovic

IMCO, a committee composed of a great range of different characters. Amongst a professional soccer player, a French lawyer-to-be and a half-Sicilian robot builder you will find a dancing boy scout leader, a guitarist, a tall one with the deepest voice at the session,

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a female rower, a taekwondo teacher, a handball player, an enthusiastic singer and dancer and a Venezuelan cellist. Sometimes they would seem violent when talking about using a pencil as a weapon and sticking it into someone’s eye, but then they would turn into calm

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and nice people striving for equality. Heated debates and IMCO’s big aims for Europe bring out the best in each committee member. If you take a closer look at them you will certainly notice a charming gentleman or a sleepy dancer amongst the IMCOnians.

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Once upon a time there was the Curious United Lovely Throne kingdom. The politicians in the country wanted it to be more gentle and pretty so they chose two lovely princesses Monica and Lara to rule. This kingdom was established in order to decide on the issue of ethnic and language minorities. The princesses made it clear fun is the key to successful harmony. Lying is strictly

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prohibited in the land of M & L, but the politicians seem like not recognising lies from the truths anyways. Fortunately the fairytale did not go wild by having an affair with a teacher or hating pizza. Unfortunately the neighbour kingdom of Traunstein Hospital kidnapped the beautiful Angelica. After the fun, the politicians had discussing their citizens rights everyone shared his ideas and the

team‘s perfection was just unbelievable. Was there a treat promised for the princesses or was the presence of the prince, changed into a swan, so inspiring? All in all the citizens of the CULT I kingdom will live with new laws, regulations and an EYP Constitution happily ever after.

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NEWS.

by Lara

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Good news for Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling who wrote the famous Harry Potter series, that were sold 450 Million times and made into 8 movies, is currently working on a new book, this time a novel for adults. Reason for the fall of the Maya Empire finally discovered. Experts believe a mild draught, caused by a slight change in rainfall, brought on the downfall of the Mayan civilization around 950 AD.

Maryland about to become the 8th state in the US to legalize gay marriage. The Senate has passed a bill now waiting to be signed by the governor sometime this week. Last month the Washington DC capital district became the 7th state, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire and Connecticut following.

Sweden welcomes a new princess. Yesterday Sweden’s crown princess Victoria gave birth to a healthy baby girl called Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary.

French journalist and photographer were killed in Syria. A French journalist and her colleague, a photographer, were killed in the city of Homs. Before a video had surfaced online showing them being held hostage. Now they were killed after shells hit the house they were staying in.

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