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Sofia celebrates Easter with debates

People would probably believe that the Easter weekend is not a suitable time for debate. Well, Sofia Debate Association proved them wrong - a BP debate tournament was held on the 18th and 19th of April, 2014, where 8 teams of young debaters competed to select the team that will represent Bulgaria at the finals of the European Cup of the League of Young Voters.
 
The contestants were selected among the participants of SDA Debate Forum 2014, who were already trained in British Parliamentary debate. They held interesting debates on motions like:
THW encourage fewer people to go to university 
This House Believes That governments should be allowed to disrupt Internet service on grounds of national security 
THBT democracy can be built as result of interventions 
TH calls for the increased use of referenda
 
To celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday, the final debate’s motion was on the motion that this House opposes organized religion, which led to an interesting discussion on the impact of religious institutions and faith on European societies.
 
With four first places and one second place in debates of four teams, “The Reptillians”, Asen Kochanov and Georgi Manolov, won the competition and will meet debaters from all over Europe in Strasbourg on the 9th and 10th of May for the finals of the League of Young Voters championship. Let’s wish them best of luck!
 
You can watch two of the debates online:
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