Category Archives: ALDE

EU needs to strengthen role in Libya

ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake (D66, The Netherlands) has urged the EU foreign policy chief to take action so the role of the European Union can be strengthened in Libya. The European Parliament adopted today a resolution on Libya on the…

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off

ALDE MEPs: We must stop the advance of ISIS

We must stop the advance of ISIS as a matter of urgency in order to facilitate humanitarian support. ALDE MEPs supported a strongly worded resolution on this today adopted by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off

The time for academic debate on the Ebola crisis is over

MEPs voted today for more urgent international humanitarian aid and diplomatic assistance to help the countries affected by the Ebola virus in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria). ALDE MEPs are critical of the undere…

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off

Youth Employment Initiative: Bridge to jobs

Youth Employment Initiative: Bridge to jobs
“EU Funding through the Youth Employment Initiative is aimed at making sure that young people have what it takes – the skills and knowledge – to be ready to take up a job or be directly directed towards vacancies But there is more that needs to be done to get initiatives up and running , get young people into work and give them a regular income”, says Martina Dlabajová (ANO, Czech Republic).

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off

Jean Arthuis raises the alarm on 2015 draft budget

The ALDE group is deeply concerned by the first reading of the Council on the budget 2015. “I wish the 2015 budget would not only be the mere continuation of previous budget exercises, with the addition of further crude and arbitrary cuts…

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off

ALDE strongly supports Ukraine Association agreement but deplores delays in implementation

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement was ratified by the European Parliament today in Strasbourg against a backdrop of an unstable ceasefire in the Eastern part of the Ukraine. ALDE MEPs welcome this Agreement and support Ukraine in its …

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off

Europe cannot turn a blind eye any longer to Hungary attacks on democracy

“Over the past years, the Hungarian government has been relentlessly undermining the principles of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights. Recent developments have shown that Mr Orban’s administration has been stepping up the pace in challenging EU fundamental values, to an extent that if Hungary were to apply today to the EU, it might not even qualify”, said ALDE vice-president Sophie in ‘t Veld (D66, Netherlands).

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged , | Comments Off

ALDE commissioners to play a major role in new Commission

ALDE commissioners to play a major role in new Commission
Commenting on today’s announcement by Jean-Claude Juncker of the distribution of policy areas to the nominee commissioners, Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE group leader says: “Our candidates will be in charge of key priorities: trade, competition, justice and the creation of an energy union and a digital union. Two vice-presidents are liberals.”

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off

EU – Ukraine Association Agreement is a decisive step forward


Today’s green light by the European Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs committee to the EU Ukraine association agreement is a decisive step forward for Ukraine.

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off

EU – Ukraine Association Agreement is a decisive step forward


Today’s green light by the European Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs committee to the EU Ukraine association agreement is a decisive step forward for Ukraine.

more …

Posted in ALDE | Tagged | Comments Off