Monthly Archives: Nov 2015

EU-Turkey cooperation on refugee crisis must be based on respect for fundamental rights

Ahead of meeting of the EU heads of state or government with Turkey, taking place on Sunday in Brussels, the ALDE Group in the European Parliament calls on Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, to address the issue of human …

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The ALDE Group calls on Saudi Arabia to halt the executions

In a letter, co-signed by 19 ALDE MEPs, addressed to the Foreign Affairs Minister of Saudi Arabia, the ALDE Group in the European Parliament calls on the Saudi authorities to halt the executions of Ali al Nimr and Dawood al-Marhoun among …

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From being a “front-runner”, Moldova has become a symbol of political chaos

From being a "front-runner", Moldova has become a symbol of political chaos
Speaking in a debate on the situation in Republic of Moldova, one of the countries which is part of the Eastern Partnership, European Parliament’s rapporteur, ALDE MEP, Petras Auštrevičius (Liberal Movement of Lithuania), urged politicians in Chisinau to take responsibility for their actions:

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Verhofstadt: “We have to cooperate with and invest in Africa, but not outsource our problems to Africa”

Verhofstadt: "We have to cooperate with and invest in Africa, but not outsource our problems to Africa"
ALDE group leader Verhofstadt and ALDE migration spokesperson Wikström have today addressed the European Commission and the Member States to deplore the pitiful outcome of the Valleta summit which took place on the 11 and 12 November 2015. Agreeing on a European Border and Coast Guard and a European asylum-and migration system including a European Blue Card for skilled and non-skilled workers should have been the outcome of the meeting. European solutions for European problems are urgently needed.

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Violence against Women is not a women’s issue. Gender violence is also a men’s issue ALDE joins UN campaign “Orange the world. End violence against women and girls”

On the international day for the elimination of violence against women, the Alliance of liberals and democrats in the European Parliament calls for a EU-wide strategy to combat violence against women. While many Member States have laws to…

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An agreement to stop interest fraud has been reached

An agreement on EU legislation on financial benchmarks indices has been reached tonight in Strasbourg. This law will prevent interest rates fraud such as the ones with Libor and Euribor. Foreign exchange and commodities such as oil and go…

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An EU Health and Safety framework that works for Europe

The European Parliament has today adopted a report setting out its position on Europe’s health and safety strategy for 2014-2020. Every year more than 4 000 EU workers die due to accidents at work and the number of fatal work-related dise…

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Only a European common legislative framework can end tax avoidance -The EP will tomorrow decide on the extension of the mandate of the TAXE committee-

The European Parliament has today backed the report on tax avoidance and tax evasion within the European Union, co-drafted by ALDE MEP Michael Theurer. The adopted text, which denounces the loopholes international companies are making use…

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2016 budget: A transitional budget before the necessary revision of the multiannual financial framework

2016 budget:  A transitional budget before the necessary revision of the multiannual financial framework
Concerned about interinstitutional serenity and economic efficiency in these troubled and particularly difficult times for our citizens, the European Parliament, during today’s plenary session in Strasbourg, adopted the 2016 budget on the basis of the compromise reached in the conciliation meeting between the Parliamentary Committee on Budgets and the Council.

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Verhofstadt calls for a European Defence Community against Daesh – Verhofstadt: “Security has to prevail over sovereignty, EU Intelligence Agency necessary.”

During today’s debate on Europe’s counter-terrorism measures in the European Parliament, ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt called for a European front against Daesh and the establishment of an EU Intelligence Agency.

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