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“Enough is enough, Tusk must organise a European Summit”, Guy Verhofstadt

“Enough is enough, Tusk must organise a European Summit”, Guy Verhofstadt
Today’s Conference of Presidents in the European Parliament has endorsed Verhofstadt’s proposal to invite Council President Tusk to next week`s State of the Union debate.

Furthermore, Guy Verhofstadt (leader of the European Liberals and Democrats), calls on Council President Tusk to upgrade the meeting of Interior Ministers on the 14th of September to a full-fledged European Summit with the Heads of Governments and their Ministers.

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EU must take action against jailing critical voices in Azerbaijan

EU must take action against jailing critical voices in Azerbaijan
The ALDE Group in the European Parliament strongly condemns the sentences passed against critical voices of the Azerbaijan’s Government and asks the European Union to respond to the systematic crackdown on human rights in this country.

Following the sentencing of the investigative journalist, Khadija Ismaylova, to seven and a half years in prison by a Baku court, ALDE Group leader, Guy Verhofstadt, said:

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Verhofstadt: Cameron should come to the European Parliament

Guy Verhofstadt, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, has written to President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, to request that an invitation is sent to Prime Minister David Cameron, to allow the Brit…

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Ukraine’s debt relief, vital for the country’s economic future

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament welcomes the agreement reached by the Ukrainian Government with its international creditors to slash the 18 billion US dollars debt by 20 percent which pushes back maturities on government debt by…

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Thalys terrorist attack: EU must urgently deliver fully fledged intelligence cooperation

Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have today reiterated their call for closer cooperation between EU intelligence agencies, in particular by tracking EU nationals who may have spent time in Syria, after it emerged this wee…

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Guy Verhofstadt: “We need a European migration and asylum system, not bilateral meetings between Member States”

Liberals and Democrat MEPs in the European Parliament have repeated their call for an extraordinary European summit to find a comprehensive solution to Europe’s deteriorating refugee crisis.

Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the ALDE Group sai…

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Debt relief for Greece only as part of a structural solution for all eurozone-countries

Debt relief for Greece should only be agreed if it is part of a structural solution to the benefit of all countries in the Eurozone. A new haircut only for Greece would not be fair to the other countries subject to a European adjustment p…

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Greek deal could mark new beginning but implementation must be democratically overseen by EP

European Liberal and Democrats leader Guy Verhofstadt’s reaction on the deal reached with Greece to set in motion a third bailout package:

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President of Honour Van Baalen backs liberals in Macedonia and nation’s EU perspective

President of Honour Van Baalen backs liberals in Macedonia and nation's EU perspective
Only two weeks after an EU/US-brokered political agreement was reached to end the Macedonian political deadlock, LI President of Honour Hans van Baalen MEP was in the nation’s capital Skopje for meetings with the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party – LDP (LI full member) and of the united opposition coalition.

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MH17: ALDE Group calls for an International Criminal Tribunal to bring those responsible to justice

MH17: ALDE Group calls for an International Criminal Tribunal to bring those responsible to justice

Liberal and Democrat MEPs, Hans van Baalen (VVD, The Netherlands) and Petras Auštrevičius (Liberal’s Movement of Lithuania) have written an open letter to support the Dutch, Australian, Belgian, Malaysian and Ukrainian governments’ request for an International Criminal Tribunal to bring those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 to justice.

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