Category Archives: ALDE

Tunisia made progress but needs to improve freedom of expression

Tunisian Prime Minister, Habib Essid met with MEPs today to discuss the state of play in his country and outlined the most difficult challenges Tunisia faces.

ALDE MEP, Hilde Vautmans (Open VLD, Belgium), shadow rapporteur on Tunisia, sa…

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We must halt the financing of anti-EU parties by authoritarian regimes

We must halt the financing of anti-EU parties by authoritarian regimes
Following the recent visit to Moscow by Marine Le Pen, the leader of Front National and the disclosure by Russian banks of a substantial financial support for her party, ALDE Group Vice-President, Petras Auštrevičius (Liberal’s Movement of Lithuania) has today called for a prompt and proper investigation into the connections between the Front National and the Kremlin:

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Guy Verhofstadt and ALDE Group: First reaction to the EFSI deal

At its next meeting next week, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe will discuss in detail and take a position on the compromise reached last night during trilogue meetings on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI…

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European Maritime Day makes a splash

European Maritime Day is celebrated annually on 20th May. The main event is a conference bringing together the maritime community, representatives of the EU institutions as well as of industry, NGOs and research institutes.

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TTIP: European Parliament’s Trade Committee backs Malmström

The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee today adopted a key report on the ongoing negotiations on a trade and investment partnership between Europe and the United States (TTIP).
Commenting today after of the vote, ALDE s…

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Greek saga: Key players must face the European Parliament

The European Liberals and Democrats regret the lack of transparency and accountability in the negotiations on Greece and reiterate their call for a debate in the European Parliament with the key players. Prime Minister Tsipras, Euro Group…

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Guy Verhofstadt’s press statement on the exclusion of Mrs Weber and Mrs Nicolai from the PNL

Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament, has this evening reacted to the exclusion of Mrs Weber and Mrs Nicolai today from the PNL.

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G7- Migration is an international issue and it won’t be solved unless we treat it that way

Today, the European Parliament discussed the preparations for the next G7 summit, taking place on the 7 and 8 June in Germany. Leaders will discuss the global economy, foreign policy, security and development questions. Russia will not b…

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Brexit: The European Parliament should take up the debate

Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE Group, took the floor today at a hearing organized in Brussels by the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) on “The institutional future of the European Union within and beyond the…

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Eastern Partnership: Strong support of MEPs for ALDE Vice President Austrevicius’ initiative to call on EU for stronger commitment ahead of Riga Summit

ALDE Vice-President, Petras Austrevicius, has received the support of 98 MEPs for his open letter ahead of the Riga Summit,calling on the EU to offer a clearer European perspective for the member states of the Eastern Partnership.

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