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ALDE Group sees British requests as part of a more fundamental Treaty change necessary to tackle the multiple crises the Union faces

The ALDE Group has adopted a position paper on the draft proposals by the President of the European Council on the UK.

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats said today:

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Pavel Telička: The stabilisation of Libya is a priority for the Libyans but also if we want to defeat terrorist groups in the region and find a solution to the migration crisis from in North Africa.

Following an initiative of the ALDE Group, MEPs voted today on a resolution on the situation in Libya, which welcomes the UN-backed political agreement reached in December last year. Despite all the efforts, The House of Representatives r…

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Serbia and Kosovo progress reports: ALDE welcomes the steps forward, but fight against corruption and media freedom need to be improved

The European Parliament voted today on the progress reports for 2015 on Serbia and Kosovo, welcoming a series of reforms implemented by governments and stressing the need of increased efforts in certain fields. The progress report on Ser…

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Verhofstadt: “Moldova has a chance to recover – the new government must do its best”

Verhofstadt: “Moldova has a chance to recover - the new government must do its best”
ALDE Group leader, Guy Vefhofstadt, met yesterday evening in Strasbourg with Mihai Ghimpu, President of the Liberal Party of Moldova.

Verhofstadt congratulated the new coalition government of Moldova and encouraged decisive reform efforts – most urgently in the fight against corruption, reform of the judiciary, restoring trust in the banking sector and delivering on reforms requested by the IMF. He also expressed concern and condemned violence used by parts of the opposition during anti-government demonstrations:

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Venezuela: EU must act urgently to support democratic reforms and economic revival

During the plenary debate held this evening by the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, on the situation in Venezuela, the ALDE Group called on the EU to be proactive and to show its support to the recently elected Parliament in getting th…

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Gender equality: ALDE calls on the Commission to urgently present a new strategy

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament has today called on the European Commission to come forward with a new strategy for gender equality and women’s rights post 2015. ALDE praises the role played by Commissioner Jourova, who has repe…

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ALDE demands a clear commitment to the Marrakesh Treaty

Only five per cent of the literature published in Europe is published in accessible formats, adapted for blind and visually impaired persons, such as Braille, large print and audio books. The Marrakech treaty adopted in summer 2013 allows…

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ALDE supports negotiations on an ambitious TiSA

The European Parliament gave its recommendations to the European Commission on the on-going TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) negotiations today, which started in spring 2013. The EP’s recommendations aim to provide the Commission with g…

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Verhofstadt: “Don’t destroy the dynamics of the EU” – “Proposals on ‘ever closer Union’ “surrealistic” –

During today’s debate on the Brexit proposals by Council President Tusk, ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt has warned Tusk not to kill the dynamics of European integration.

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EU-US privacy shield: the US need to back up its commitments with legislation, not just “scouts honour”

Reacting to the announcement of the European Commission on the agreement of a new scheme to regulate the commercial transfer of personal data from the EU to the US (formerly “Safe harbor”, now “EU-US privacy shield”), Sophie In’t Veld, AL…

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