Monthly Archives: Feb 2016

Irish elections: Fianna Fáil goes from strength to strength

Irish elections: Fianna Fáil goes from strength to strength
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have today strongly welcomed the preliminary results of the general elections held in Ireland on Friday, with Fianna Fáil, a member of the ALDE family, making significant gains.

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Moldova: back on the right track

The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted a series of legislative acts yesterday, meant to improve the situation in the country, including a statement on stability and modernisation.

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EU crackdown on illegal wildlife trade welcomed

The European Commission has today announced an Action Plan to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade and impose minimum sentences on wildlife traffickers, following a successful campaign led by ALDE MEPs Gerben Jan Gerbrandy and Catheri…

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ALDE welcomes draft resolution on EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement

Today the European Parliament approved the draft resolution on the opening of negotiations for an EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement. ALDE supports the agreement as it will be beneficial for both parties and essential for the economic and po…

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UK -EU deal welcome: Treaty change now needed to formalise deal

Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe and a European Parliament negotiator on the renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the European Union has today welcomed the agreement by EU leaders on a new rel…

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UK -EU deal welcome: Treaty change now needed to formalise deal.

Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe and a European Parliament negotiator on the renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the European Union has today welcomed the agreement by EU leaders on a new rel…

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Verhofstadt: “Agreement to disagree is unacceptable”

ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt finds it unacceptable that Europe’s leaders fail to agree on anything to tackle the refugee crisis. He calls on Europe’s leaders to invoke emergency article 78.3 of the Treaty to set up a European Coast and Bor…

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Crimean Tatars’ self-governing body – a target for Putin’s regime

A request by the prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea to ban the Mejlis, Crimean Tatars’ self-governing body, by calling it “an extremist organization”, has been strongly criticized by MEP Hans van Baalen (VVD, The Netherlands), ALDE spo…

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Verhofstadt: Cameron talks “constructive”

Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe and a European Parliament negotiator on the UK’s membership of the European Union, today met with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron to discuss pr…

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ALDE Group welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina’s application for EU membership

ALDE Group welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina's application for EU membership
Following the formal application submitted today by Bosnia and Herzegovina to join the European Union, MEP Jozo Radoš (HNS, Croatia), ALDE rapporteur, has welcomed the decision, which comes one year after both sides signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement:

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