Monthly Archives: Apr 2015

European Parliament demands Russian authorities release Nadiya Savchenko

MEPs voted today an urgency resolution asking Russian authorities to release Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko, held in prison since June 2014. No trial date has yet been set and multiple appeals to the courts to release her have been rej…

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Albania and Bosnia Herzegovina: the only way is the European way

The European Parliament adopted today the 2014 progress reports for Albania and Bosnia Herzegovina, highlighting the achievements and the areas where both countries need to increase efforts in order to comply with EU standards.

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Verhofstadt: “How long will the EPP defy their own principles by continuing to support Orban?”

After the recent declarations of Orban on reintroducing the death penalty and Hungary’s xenophobic mailing, ALDE Leader Guy Verhofstadt calls on the European People’s Party not to remain silent on yet another undemocratic move by the lead…

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Youth Employment: One billion euros to deliver change

Youth Employment: One billion euros to deliver change

MEPs have today adopted plans to make €1 billion in Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) funding i.e. one-third of the total for 2014-2020, available in 2015. This plan could deliver a thirtyfold increase in the funding made available for EU member states in 2015 to support their efforts to get 650,000 young people into work.

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Clash between Parliament and Council on migration

During today’s key debate with the European Council on Europe`s (lack of) asylum and immigration policy, the European Liberals and Democrats have taken a tough stance.

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European Agenda on Security- New powers require new safeguards

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomes the Commission’s EU Internal Security Strategy presented today but nevertheless ALDE MEPs believe that whole agenda on security remains vague when it comes to ac…

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2013 discharge: Tough on Member States, ALDE wants to secure European research programmes

The European Parliament, at its plenary session in Strasbourg will today debate and tomorrow vote on approximately fifty reports sifting through EU spending, based on the detailed report of the Court of Auditors on the European budget 20…

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The ALDE Group condemns the murder of Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud

The killing of Sabeen Mahmud, one of the most outspoken human rights advocates in Pakistan, worsens the situation of those fighting for fundamental rights and freedoms in this country. She was shot four times at close range right after an…

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Hungary’s xenophobic mailing

MEPs from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have today submitted a parliamentary question urging the European Commission and the Council to verify that the public consultation on migration launched by the H…

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Bologna process- European area of higher education is key to promote the European citizenship

Bologna process- European area of higher education is key to promote the European citizenship
ALDE welcomes the positive vote on the report on the follow up on the implementation of the Bologna process (Łybacka report) that has taken place today in the plenary in Strasbourg. The text calls on the countries of the European Higher Education Area to implement the agreed reforms, and stresses the importance of guaranteeing the mutual recognition of academic degrees. The European Parliament recalls the European higher education area can become a reference of academic excellence worldwide.

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