Monthly Archives: Jun 2013

MFF 2014-2020: Real progress but still some hurdles to overcome

Commenting on the agreement reached this morning between the Presidents of the European Parliament and the Council on the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, Guy Verhofstadt, president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for…

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Fair public procurement deal for SMEs

The Liberal and Democrat Group in the European Parliament welcomes the agreement reached between national ministers and MEPs on the Public Procurement, Utilities and Concessions Directives as a fair deal for small and medium-sized entrepr…

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Improved “Connecting Europe Facility”

The Liberal and Democrat (ALDE) Group in the European Parliament welcomes the breakthrough on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) as a deal that will enable targeted infrastructure investment in transport, energy and telecommunications a…

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Improved “Connecting Europe Facility”

The Liberal and Democrat (ALDE) Group in the European Parliament welcomes the breakthrough on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) as a deal that will enable targeted infrastructure investment in transport, energy and telecommunications a…

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Breakthrough deal on CAP

After a breakthrough was achieved on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, ALDE MEPs welcomed the deal as a big step in the right direction, but stressed that the Liberal and Democrat Group would have liked to go further in the ar…

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Next generation Erasmus programme

Next generation Erasmus programme
“Today’s agreement on Erasmus+ is very good news for Europe in general and exceptionally good news for European students, trainees, teachers, trainers and youth workers” says Morten Løkkegaard (Venstre, Denmark), ALDE vice-president of the Culture Committee of the European Parliament.

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Lib Dem MEPs sign up to campaign to improve mobile phone coverage in Yorkshire and Humber

Lib Dem MEPs for Yorkshire and the Humber, Edward McMillan-Scott and Rebecca Taylor, have backed a campaign to help improve mobile phone coverage in the local area.  The Countryside Alliance is asking people to become ‘phone detectives’ this summer and …

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Boost SMEs with new EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020

Today MEPs and national ministers reached a deal on the EU’s seven year research and innovation programme called “Horizon 2020”. The ALDE group substantially improved the original proposals by simplifying the way funds can be accessed, pu…

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Italian Organised crime a threat to EU

Following the explicit request made by the European Parliament when it adopted ALDE MEP Sonia Alfano’s (Italy) report on “An EU strategy to fight transnational organised crime” in October 2011, Europol published yesterday afternoon its th…

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MFF: ALDE will not accept a half-baked deal

After assessing the latest offer from the Irish Presidency on the negotiations towards a multi-annual Financial Framework, the ALDE group today confirmed that it was insufficient and invited Parliament’s negotiating team to continue talks…

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