My name is Asier Areitio, I come from a little village near Bilbao, capital of Biscay, one of the 7 territories of the Basque Country. I am currently studying law and business at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU).
I have been into politics since I was 16, the minimum age that is required to enroll my political party, the Basque National Party (EAJ-PNV). I started doing little jobs for my village, and learning how really politics work, nowadays, I am at the national bureau of the youth organization (Euzko Gaztedi-EGI), as the responsible of the foreign affairs.
The interest I have always had for international topics and the feeling of needing a more integrated and a more developed Europe have always been two of my main ideas in order to work. I cooperate with different organizations into Spain, but also into the EU and some in South America.
I strongly believe that the Union is the best idea we have ever had in Europe´s history, the historic peace and cooperation we have achieved are already wonderful, but we have made mistakes that need to be solved. The way to solve the problem is more Europe and more integration, that is why I am proud of having been the general secretary of the YDE and of being now it´s VP