Monthly Archives: Sep 2014

Clarification on VP role needed from Juncker before ALDE can give support to the College

MEPs on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee have requested by letter, clarification from President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker concerning the division of roles and responsibilities between Commissioners and Vice-Presidents.

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ALDE asked people’s input for EP hearings

ALDE coordinators this morning are discussing the hundreds of tweets, facebook messages and emails the group received as a response to ALDE’s #ASKteamjuncker appeal on social media last week.

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Roadmap to Transparency for a truly democratic Europe

Roadmap to Transparency for a truly democratic Europe
At today’s launch of the Roadmap to Transparency, Dutch liberal MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld calls for more transparency with regard to EU law making and better public access to documents. Her action plan contains practical and concrete recommendations for a more transparent Europe. “The days of diplomats negotiating in back rooms are over, “she says.

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EU needs to strengthen role in Libya

ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake (D66, The Netherlands) has urged the EU foreign policy chief to take action so the role of the European Union can be strengthened in Libya. The European Parliament adopted today a resolution on Libya on the…

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ALDE MEPs: We must stop the advance of ISIS

We must stop the advance of ISIS as a matter of urgency in order to facilitate humanitarian support. ALDE MEPs supported a strongly worded resolution on this today adopted by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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The time for academic debate on the Ebola crisis is over

MEPs voted today for more urgent international humanitarian aid and diplomatic assistance to help the countries affected by the Ebola virus in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria). ALDE MEPs are critical of the undere…

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Youth Employment Initiative: Bridge to jobs

Youth Employment Initiative: Bridge to jobs
“EU Funding through the Youth Employment Initiative is aimed at making sure that young people have what it takes – the skills and knowledge – to be ready to take up a job or be directly directed towards vacancies But there is more that needs to be done to get initiatives up and running , get young people into work and give them a regular income”, says Martina Dlabajová (ANO, Czech Republic).

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Jean Arthuis raises the alarm on 2015 draft budget

The ALDE group is deeply concerned by the first reading of the Council on the budget 2015. “I wish the 2015 budget would not only be the mere continuation of previous budget exercises, with the addition of further crude and arbitrary cuts…

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ALDE strongly supports Ukraine Association agreement but deplores delays in implementation

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement was ratified by the European Parliament today in Strasbourg against a backdrop of an unstable ceasefire in the Eastern part of the Ukraine. ALDE MEPs welcome this Agreement and support Ukraine in its …

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Europe cannot turn a blind eye any longer to Hungary attacks on democracy

“Over the past years, the Hungarian government has been relentlessly undermining the principles of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights. Recent developments have shown that Mr Orban’s administration has been stepping up the pace in challenging EU fundamental values, to an extent that if Hungary were to apply today to the EU, it might not even qualify”, said ALDE vice-president Sophie in ‘t Veld (D66, Netherlands).

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