Category Archives: ALDE

Maternity leave – ALDE deplores that EP role as co-legislator is, once again, ignored by Member States and the European Commission

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament deplores the withdrawal by the Commission of the proposal for a new maternity leave directive and calls on the European Commission to bring forward a new legislative propo…

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“Disrupt” Europe: EU must stop punishing digital innovation – Digital start-ups emerge to solve problems in all areas of our lives-

European Liberals and Democrats this afternoon host a key conference in the European Parliament, with Skype, TransferWise and Vice President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip, to discuss what Europe must do to ensure that it leads …

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The ALDE Group strengthens cooperation with Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament today held exchange of views with Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy, a network which gathers leaders such as Mahmoud Jibril, former Prime Minister of Libya, Ahmad Al-Hariri, leader of the Fu…

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No more roaming thanks to European Liberals and Democrats

A political deal was reached in Brussels last night on the proposed “Telecoms Single Market” legislation, originally proposed by former Liberal European Commissioner Neelie Kroes. The deal means that all roaming surcharges for travellers …

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A last chance for Greece: Three months for fundamental reform programme plus referendum to liberate Greece from its clientelistic system – “Greek government does not deserve it, but its people do.” –

Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament, calls on the Eurozone leaders to give the negotiations with Greece three more months to work out a programme to fundamentally change the Greek political an…

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French Intelligence Law : European Commission expresses “serious legal concerns” – ALDE MEPs urge the Commission to react –

The European Commission has responded to a Parliamentary question tabled by the ALDE Group in the European Parliament, on the French intelligence law adopted yesterday, expressing serious legal concerns about the legislation. The French b…

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“Greek deal will only be a temporary solution”

“Greek deal will only be a temporary solution”
During today’s parliamentary debate about the upcoming Council meeting, ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt said:

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Juncker plan: Investments will enhance growth and help to deliver an Energy and Digital Revolution

The European Liberals and Democrats have supported and closely monitored the creation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the cornerstone of the Juncker Plan. The EFSI will be an invaluable tool for guaranteeing the lo…

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ALDE Group’s proposal on more defence for less money

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament has launched today a plan proposing the establishment of a European Defence Union, with a roadmap towards Integrated Military Forces by 2025. Essentially, this European Defence Union should become…

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EP economic governance report obsolete after Five Presidents’ Plan

EP economic governance report obsolete after Five Presidents' Plan

The ALDE Group believes Parliament’s report on economic governance (Berès report) has become obsolete after the more ambitious Five Presidents’ report and will therefore propose to send it back to committee to change the text fundamentally. If the other Groups insist on a vote, the ALDE Group will not participate, to express its strong disagreement with this report.

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