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EU Climate package deal frustrated by national interests

EU leaders last night agreed a 2030 climate package deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below 1990 levels, while significantly watering down the EU energy efficiency target (now voluntary at 27%) and the renewables tar…

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Discharge 2012: ALDE refuses to grant the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its budget

Discharge 2012: ALDE refuses to grant the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its budget

Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee (CONT) and newly elected Czech MEP, Martina Dlabajova, is in disbelief that the Council refuses to shed light on its spending of over €530 million during the financial year 2012. “How can the Member States legitimise to continuously neglect the Parliament’s questions and refuse to attend the hearings held by the Budgetary Control Committee on the Council’s financial management?” The European Parliament, in plenary session in Strasbourg, refused to grant the Secretary-General of the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its 2012 budget.

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Closing down of the Memorial by Russia would be an irreplaceable loss for democracy and human rights

Closing down of the Memorial by Russia would be an irreplaceable loss for democracy and human rights
The Memorial human rights group, winner of Sakharov Prize in 2009, is under threat of closure by Russian authorities, after being accused of not respecting the laws governing NGO’s activity.

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Mexico: a human rights crisis that cannot be treated in isolation

Mexico: a human rights crisis that cannot be treated in isolation
The European Parliament today overwhelmingly adopted a resolution on the topic of the abducted 43 students in Iguala, Mexico, initiated by ALDE MEP Dita Charanzová (CZ, ANO), member of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly and standing ALDE INTA rapporteur on Mexico. This follows a protest of 50.000 people in Mexico City on Wednesday.

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New Bulgarian government should respect European values

The ALDE Group condemns the possibility of a future coalition government being formed with the participation of extreme right-wing populist parties.

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MEPs urge Member States to pursue economic reform

Member States have to stick to their economic reform commitments under the European Semester in order to strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union and to create jobs and growth. A report urging for a better implementation of the 2014 pri…

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ALDE supports Juncker Commission

After the announcement by Juncker that Hungarian Commissioner Navracsics loses “citizenship” and he will be placed under supervision of a Vice President, the ALDE Group has supported the new College of Commissioners today.

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Speech of Guy Verhofstadt – plenary debate on Juncker’s Commission – 22 October 2014

During his speech, Guy Verhofstadt mentioned a letter by Bernard Foccrouille , the Director of the Music festival of Aix en Provence, in the name of a long list of eminent European artists, painters, composers, actors, architects, Dire…

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ALDE Group’s nominee Denis Mukwege wins Sakharov Prize 2014

Congolese gynaecologist, Denis Mukwege, has won the 2014 European Parliament Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought. The decision has been taken today by EP President together with political group leaders. The award ceremony will take plac…

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ALDE outlines clear conditions to the Juncker Commission

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe welcomes the strong contribution their Commissioners will bring to the work of the new College, the important portfolios they hold (Transport, Trade, Digital Agenda, Justice, Competition) …

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