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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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The Skopje agreement opens the European path for FYROM

The agreement reached this morning in Skopje between the four main political parties puts an end to the political crisis Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was facing. The political deal includes among other issues the return to Parlia…

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EU PNR: missed opportunity to end unlimited data collection – ALDE regrets EP vote for unlimited collection of passenger data-

The ALDE Group regrets that the report on the proposal for a directive on an EU PNR, which was voted this afternoon in the Civil liberties committee, does not contain a good balance between security and privacy.

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Iran nuclear agreement – successful EU – US diplomatic cooperation

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament welcomes the agreement reached today in Vienna on limiting Iran’s nuclear programme. In exchange, the sanctions imposed to Teheran will be lifted.

ALDE Group leader, Guy Verhofstadt, says this …

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Guy Verhofstadt’s press statement

Guy Verhofstadt's press statement
Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the European Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament:

“It is important that a deal was reached this morning. A Grexit would have been a disaster for the Greek people and for the future of the European Union.”

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No EU – Cuba negotiations unless human rights safeguarded (Spanish version below)

No EU – Cuba negotiations unless human rights safeguarded  (Spanish version below)
The European Parliament today debated the future of EU – Cuba relations with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, following the recent meetings of Ms Mogherini in Havana and a change in US policy towards the island.

ALDE Group’s Vice-Presidents, Pavel Telicka and Fernando Maura, have called on the EU to bear in mind the political prisoners jailed by the regime and all those who had their human rights breached by the Cuban authorities, before any further steps are taken in negotiations with Havana.

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ALDE MEPs welcome report on shareholders engagement

A strong compromise between the main groups of the European Parliament has allowed MEPs to today adopt a report on long term shareholders engagement, a text that aims to contribute to long-term shareholder engagement. The Alliance of Libe…

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Parliament wants concrete results from TTIP negotiations – Vote gives Liberal Commissioner Malmstrom & EU negotiators strong support in delivering concrete results –

The European Parliament today adopted an interim report on TTIP, after many weeks of delays due to divisions within the Socialist Group in the European Parliament. Liberals and Democrats welcome the text of this intensive stocktaking reso…

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Guy Verhofstadt: “We need a new approach to solve this crisis”

Leader of the Liberals and Democrats Guy Verhofstadt warned that we have gone “from sleepwalking to running towards a Grexit”. This can only be avoided if we deliberately adopt a new strategy:

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Hungary tearing down wall in ’89, putting up wall in 2015 – ALDE MEPs urge Commission to act before border fence is built –

ALDE MEPs have today urged the European Commission, via a written parliamentary question, to react to new legislation on asylum rules that was yesterday approved by the Hungarian Parliament. The National Assembly backed a package of amen…

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