Monthly Archives: Feb 2015

Nemtsov murder throws Russia back into the dark ages

ALDE Group leader in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, has today reacted to the murder of Boris Nemtsov, the political leader of our sister party Parnas, who was shot dead last night on the streets of Moscow:

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Dita Charanzová and Fernando Maura (ALDE) warn of the risk of civil conflict in Venezuela and call for EU to speak with one voice against the Maduro regime

Brussels, 26 February 2015.- “The repression, economic crisis, crime, paramilitary commandos … in Venezuela all conditions are given for the existence of a civil conflict” MEP Fernando Maura expressed with forcefulness yesterday, in the…

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EU must take immediate action in the case of Nadiya Savchenko

EU must take immediate action in the case of Nadiya Savchenko
Following the decision of Moscow’s city court to keep Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko, in custody until 13th of May 2015, MEP Hans van Baalen (VVD, The Netherlands), ALDE Group’ spokesman on Russia and Ukraine, said:

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New rules for Money Market Funds industry adopted

The Economic Affairs Committee in the European Parliament this morning adopted new rules for Europe’s trillion euro money market funds industry, aimed at avoiding investor runs in a crisis.

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ALDE welcomes the set-up of the special TAXE committee

The ALDE Group has welcomed today the set-up of the special committee on tax rulings and Other Measures (TAXE committee), that will initially be in place during a six month period. On behalf of the ALDE Group, Michael Theurer (FDP, German…

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Commission shies away from triggering sanction mechanism against France

The European Commission last night announced that no sanction mechanism should be introduced on France for its excessive deficit. The Commission will instead recommend to the European Council that the French Government is given until 2017…

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Verhofstadt: “Prepare new sanctions against Putin”

ALDE Group Leader Guy Verhofstadt has called on Council President Tusk to prepare a new set of sanctions against Putin.

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Verhofstadt: “Prepare new sanctions against Putin”

ALDE Group Leader Guy Verhofstadt has called on Council President Tusk to prepare a new set of sanctions against Putin.

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Football World Cup U-turn shows FIFA ripe for reform

FIFA has announced that the likely date for the 2022 World Cup Final in Qatar will be 23rd December, one of the most important moments in the European domestic season, while confirming that no compensation will be paid to European clubs. …

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Greece needs radical change to rebuild trust

Commenting on the reform plans submitted by the Greek Minister of Finance Varoufakis, Stavros Theodorakis, Leader of To Potami, and Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament urge the Greek government to do be…

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