Monthly Archives: Jan 2016

ALDE proposes seven emergency measures to get a grip on the refugee crisis

Today, ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt and VP of the European Parliament Alexander Graf Lambsdorff have presented an emergency plan to get a grip on the refugee crisis. Liberals and Democrats consider that Europe is in an emergency situ…

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Tackling Corporate Tax loopholes: ALDE welcomes new proposals

Liberal and Democrat MEPs have today broadly welcomed the Commission’s proposals to tackle corporate tax evasion across Europe, following the LuxLeaks scandal. The ALDE Group will now keep the pressure on the Commission to make sure that…

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The EU needs a whistle-blower protection programme

European Liberals and Democrats have today called for an horizontal legislative framework for the protection of whistle-blowers at EU level. During a seminar held today in the European Parliament, members from the ALDE Group debated with …

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Car approval: shake-up of EU rules welcome

Liberal and Democrat politicians have this morning welcomed a proposal that will shake up the rules on authorising new models of cars, aimed at delivering reform to ensure closer controls are put in place for the European market, followin…

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ALDE to present radical new approach to solve the refugee crisis

During a press conference on Friday 29 January ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt will propose a fundamentally new approach on how to solve the refugee crisis.

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Guy Verhofstadt to present a radical new approach to solve refugee crisis on Friday 29 January 2016

During a press conference on Friday 29 January ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt will propose a fundamentally new approach on how to solve the refugee crisis.

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Badawi placed in an isolated prison cell: The ALDE Group calls on Saudi Arabia to immediately release him

Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, Sakharov Prize Laureate in 2015, has been moved to an isolated cell on the second day after he started a new hunger strike. Earlier in December 2015, a few days ahead of the Sakharov Prize award ceremony held b…

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2014 discharge: “It’s premature to speak about granting the discharge or not to the Commission”, declared the rapporteur Martina Dlabajová

2014 discharge: “It’s premature to speak about granting the discharge or not to the Commission”, declared the rapporteur Martina Dlabajová
Whereas the hearings led by the Committee on Budgetary Control in the framework of the discharge procedure for the financial year 2014 are complete, Martina Dlabajová (Ano, Czech Republic), ALDE rapporteur, is somewhat not fully satisfied. The aim of Ms Dlabajova is to review the annual procedure so that the analysis focusses more on the added value of the EU budget in order to align spending with EU policy priorities.

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Occupational Pensions: MEPs adopt revised EU laws

The ALDE Group has today welcomed the adoption, by the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, of updated EU legislation on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision. This…

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MEPs calls on Indian authorities to ensure a fair trial in the case of EU citizens detained in India

ALDE MEP, Urmas Paet (Estonian Reform Party), initiated a resolution, voted today by the European Parliament, which calls on the Indian authorities to ensure that the case of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio crew is dealt with on a basis of full …

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