Category Archives: ALDE

New rules adopted on claiming damages from cartels

Today MEPs voted through new rules on the ability of consumers and businesses to claim damages when harmed by an infringement of competition law. Key issues relate to disclosure of evidence and the binding effect of national decisions in …

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Geneva talks today will test Russia’s true intentions

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the eastern part of Ukraine today. ALDE are not only calling for restraint on both sides but also for extended sanctions against those individuals responsible for provoking unrest in th…

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MEPS look to cut plastic bags use

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe welcomes the new legislative rules for reducing the consumption of plastic bags which have been adopted today by the Members of the European Parliament.

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MEPs approve safer lorry designs

ALDE welcomes a European Parliament vote to improve lorry safety through tougher design standards today, which was approved by an overwhelming majority of MEPs.

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Cross-border pensions transfer made easier

To improve workers’ freedom of movement and their right to occupational mobility, it is crucial to ensure that employees’ pension rights can be carried across borders when changing employer.
Until now, workers who move between EU Member S…

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Public Employment Services: Better cooperation for better job matching

The group of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) welcomes the establishment of a formalized Network of Public Employment Services (PES) that replaces and reinforces the current cooperation between the national employment agencies. The European …

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Protect posted workers but don’t overburden companies

The group of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament (ALDE) supports the agreement adopted today that clarifies rules on the protection of posted workers. Posted workers provide specific cross-border services on a temporary basi…

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EU towards better corporate transparency

Corporate transparency in the EU will be improved by the new directive voted today in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. European companies will have to report their non-financial information for the first time. This means for example…

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Less red-tape for mobility of corporate employees

Today the European Parliament signed off a piece of legislation contributing to the development of a common EU legal migration policy, notably the intra-corporate transfers (ICTs) Directive. This directive makes it easier for multinationa…

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New scheme will open up markets for best of EU agriculture

A new programme to promote high quality European agricultural products, both within the EU internal market and in non-EU countries, was approved today by MEPs in the European Parliament.

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