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Les procédures budgétaires européennes sont trop lourdes et complexes, déplore l’ADLE

Les procédures budgétaires européennes sont trop lourdes et complexes, déplore l'ADLE
Le Parlement européen, réuni en session plénière à Bruxelles, a modifié aujourd’hui les plafonds du Cadre financier pluriannuel afin de permettre le transfert de 21,1 milliards d’euros en crédits d’engagement, qui n’ont pas été utilisés en 2014 et qui seraient autrement perdus. Pour l’ADLE, ce vote nécessaire met en évidence la lourdeur, la complexité et l’inertie des procédures budgétaires.

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French intelligence law – ALDE opposes mass surveillance and questions the European Commission

The Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have today expressed great concern about the scope and the content of the French bill on intelligence (project de loi sur le renseignement) that is this week being discussed in the Fre…

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Conflict Minerals – binding legislation for the key actors in the field

The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee will this morning adopt a report on a European Union system for supply chain due diligence for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-a…

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Blocking of French gay ambassador by Vatican is unacceptable

Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have today expressed deep regret at the attitude of the Vatican, which after four months, still continues to refuse to respond to the appointment of the new openly gay French ambassador no…

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PNR: information sharing is key for a safer Europe

Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have today tabled a number of amendments to the Commission’s proposal for a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system, calling for mandatory, pro-active information sharing between Member States….

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Russia must respect international law in Eston Kohver’s case

The ALDE Group Leader, Guy Verhofstadt and ALDE MEP, Urmas Paet, have sent a letter to Mrs. Federica Mogherini, asking the High Representative to raise the case of the Estonian police officer, Eston Kohver, with Russian authorities. Kohve…

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LIBOR FRAUD: NEVER AGAIN

Today, the European Parliament has taken an important step in preventing the manipulation of financial benchmarks such as the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) and Euribor. Rapporteur Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (VVD, Netherlands) tabled a…

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Recreational Fisheries: strengthen the voice of 25 million EU anglers in Brussels

Recreational Fisheries: strengthen the voice of 25 million EU anglers in Brussels
The launch event, entitled “Why do we need to talk about Recreational Fisheries in the European Parliament? Economics, Environment and Rural Development”, was the first occasion for the several Members of the European Parliament present to exchange opinions with the representatives of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA).

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CUBA: Mogherini should tackle human rights issues during talks (Spanish version below)

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe calls on the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, to set up the respect for …

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The Free Democrats are fully committed to Georgia’s European future

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament today held an exchange of views with two representatives of our sister party in Georgia, The Free Democrats.
Mr. Irakli Alasania, the Chairman and founder of the party and Mr. Viktor Dolidze, chai…

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