Category Archives: ALDE

IACHR must continue its work to tackle human rights violations in the OAS countries

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is facing a severe financial crisis with direct impact on its activity and staff. Part of the Organization of American States (OAS), IACHR deals with thousands of victims of human righ…

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Cutting energy bills: Liberals and Democrats push for a “New Deal” for consumers.

Cutting energy bills: Liberals and Democrats push for a "New Deal" for consumers.
The European Parliament has today adopted a report pressing for a new deal for energy consumers across the EU, to improve consumer choice, information, transparency and to increase the EU-wide deployment of ICT, which can reduce energy use and household bills. 

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Medical Devices: EU deal will improve patient safety, reduce bureaucracy

The European Parliament and European Council last night reached a political agreement on the Medical Device Regulation and the In-Vitro Medical Device Regulation, which have been under negotiation since 2012. The new regulations update ex…

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Nadiya Savchenko is free, but the rule of law in Russia still has a long way to go

The Ukrainian pilot and Member of Parliament, Nadiya Savchenko, has been freed today by Russian President, Vladimir Putin, as part of a prisoner swap between Moscow and Kiev; two alleged Russian agents have in turn been pardoned by Presid…

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Greece deal needs a reality check “No difference between Tsipras government and his predecessors.”

During a press conference this morning, ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt and To Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis have called on the Greek government and the Institutions to stop burying their heads in the sand. Without real change, Greece wil…

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“Deal with Greece will not work”, Guy Verhofstadt

“Deal with Greece will not work", Guy Verhofstadt
Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the European Liberals and Democrats, is very critical of the deal reached between Greece and its creditors. During a press conference “The truth about Greece” today at 11h00, he will urge the creditors to finally realise that this strategy is not going to work:

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European Commission’s digital package: A step forward towards the completion of the European Digital Single Market

European Commission's digital package: A step forward towards the completion of the European Digital Single Market
The European Commission will tomorrow present long-awaited legislative proposals on the EU’s digital single market. Liberal and Democrat MEPs strongly welcome this digital package, which will include a proposal to ban unjustified geo-blocking – the practice of blocking websites across borders and providing different prices and conditions depending on the location of the customer. The ALDE group has long advocated a non-discriminatory principle regarding online sales of goods and services, while ensuring that businesses will not be forced to deliver to other Member States.

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L’Europa ha perso un vero federalista

L’Europa ha perso un vero federalista
L’Italia ha perso un emblema dei suoi diritti. L’Europa ha perso un vero federalista. Il mondo ha perso un grande, pacifico saggio. Ma quello che Marco ci ha lasciato non verrà mai perso.

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Declaración conjunta sobre Venezuela y Brasil


Los eurodiputados del grupo PPE de la Delegación del Parlamento Europeo, los eurodiputados ECR, los eurodiputados de ALDE conjuntamente con los parlamentarios de la componente latinoamericana, de los partidos afines, de la Asamblea Parlamentaria Euro-Latinoamericana, reunidos en el marco de las reuniones de las comisiones permanentes de la Asamblea, que tuvieron lugar en Lisboa del 16 al 18 de mayo del 2016, emitieron la siguiente declaración;

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Human trafficking victims: EU governments must do more to protect them – Proper implementation of EU legislation is vital-

Human trafficking victims: EU governments must do more to protect them  - Proper implementation of EU legislation is vital-
National governments must do more to protect victims of human trafficking. This is the message the European Parliament has today sent to EU Governments, by supporting ALDE MEP Catherine Bearder’s report on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings. 

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