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Lithuania formally approved as 19th member of Eurozone

Lithuania formally approved as 19th member of Eurozone
ALDE MEPs today welcomed a Council decision formally approving of Lithuania’s adoption of the euro as its currency.

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More ambitious binding energy efficiency targets must remain a priority

EU Commissioners met today in Brussels to outline the European Commission’s new energy saving proposals for 2030.

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ALDE welcomes nomination of Czech commissioner designate, Vera Jourova

Guy Verhofstadt welcomed news from Prague that the Government has finally settled on the name of Vera Jourova as the country’s candidate for European Commissioner.

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Malaysian airlines flight MH17 crash: ALDE calls for full and transparent investigation

The tragic crash of a Malaysian airlines passenger jet today over the disputed eastern territory of Ukraine whilst on a routine flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur raises many questions and suspicions that it was a despicable act of ter…

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Situation in Iraq: EU should focus on a political solution

The European Parliament adopted a cross-party resolution today in Strasbourg on the situation in Iraq. ALDE Spokesperson on Iraq – Marietje Schaake, (D66, The Netherlands) believes security must be ensured, but the focus should lie on a…

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Situation in Iraq: EU should focus on a political solution

The European Parliament adopted a cross-party resolution today in Strasbourg on the situation in Iraq. ALDE Spokesperson on Iraq – Marietje Schaake, (D66, The Netherlands) believes security must be ensured, but the focus should lie on a…

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Combatting youth unemployment must be backbone of EU policy

Ahead of today’s vote on a European Parliament resolution on measures to tackle youth employment, the Group of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) reiterates its call for a European growth strategy.

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More sanctions are the only way to keep Russia on the right side of the Ukranian border

ALDE spokesperson on Ukraine, Hans van Baalen, MEP (VVD, The Netherlands) has warned Russia to turn words into actions during a debate in the European Parliament on Ukraine.

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Verhofstadt: Votes of Liberals and Democrats are key to confirmation of Juncker

The ALDE group decided today to support the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission. ALDE votes are crucial in ensuring a majority for his candidacy and will remain essential in the coming months in ensur…

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Erasmus: New record number of students for exchange programme

The number of EU students receiving grants through the popular Erasmus programme to study and train abroad in 2012/2013 has increased to a record high of nearly 270.000, up 6 % from the previous year.

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