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ALDE Group welcomes the ratification of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement by the European Parliament

Georgia is one step closer to the European Union after the EP approved today, with a large majority, the Association Agreement with the EU. This deepens political and economic ties with the EU in the framework of the Eastern Partnership a…

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Venezuelan Government must stop persecution against democratic opposition and respect fundamental rights

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament calls on the Venezuelan Government to stop the use of violence against peaceful protesters and to identify and hold accountable those responsible for the loss of lives. The EP resolution, adopted …

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EU Governments must come clean on CIA torture programme

Tony Blair and other former EU leaders should be questioned say Liberal MEPs

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Jailing journalists won’t solve Turkey’s problems

The European Parliament holds a debate today on the latest developments in Turkey, after at least 24 persons, including journalists, were arrested a few days ago, after being accused of forming an illegal organisation and trying to seize …

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EU Anti-money laundering deal struck

A deal was reached late last night on new EU anti-money laundering rules. The proposed new laws will mean that owners of companies will have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, accessible to people with a “legitimate intere…

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ALDE supports Bulc in questioning German road toll project

Despite concerns expressed by the EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, over the German road toll project, today, the legislative draft for a road toll for federal motorways and main roads is introduced by the German government. In…

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EP adopts resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood

EP adopts resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood
Today, the European Parliament adopted a resolution which “supports in principle recognition of Palestine statehood and the two state solution and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced.”

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“After Cola Light, we now also have European Council Light”

– Verhofstadt calls on government leaders to show more ambition by adopting seven key points –

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Better regulation by smart trimming, not blunt axe

Commenting on the Commission’s working programme, ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt said:
“We have to be more ambitious in scrapping burdensome regulation. For example, by introducing sunset clauses to ensure that EU laws automatically disso…

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ALDE secures debate and resolution on EU involvement in CIA torture programme

Despite opposition from some groups in the European Parliament, the Liberal and Democrat Group have today secured statements by both the European Commission and the European Council next week on EU Governments’ involvement in the CIA’s to…

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