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Poland: right to safe and legal abortion must be guaranteed

Poland: right to safe and legal abortion must be guaranteed
The ALDE Group deplores the results of the votes held today in the Polish Parliament, which rejected a piece of legislation liberalising abortion and approved in first reading a bill for an almost complete ban. European liberals and democrats call on the members in the Sejm to work on legislation that guarantees women’s rights, especially the right to safe and legal abortion. Poland already has one of the most restrictive legal frameworks in this field, and the text approved today could have terrible consequences for women’s health and lives.

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Turkish visas: “Only a deal if Turkey changes the anti-terrorism laws which are being used to silence journalists.” – Guy Verhofstadt

Reacting to the news that the European Commission is giving a conditional green light to the end of visas for Turks visiting Europe, ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt said that, in principle, European Liberals and Democrats have always be…

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Reform of the Dublin System: Member States must give these proposals a fair hearing

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament has today welcomed the proposal of the European Commission to reform the Dublin system. The corrective measures outlined today constitute a significant step towards the development of a functionin…

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100,000 Syrians trapped between ISIS and Turkey

100,000 Syrians trapped between ISIS and Turkey
“It is a scandal that we close our eyes to this humanitarian crisis to save a dirty deal with Turkey.”, Guy Verhofstadt

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“As long as Turkey is not honouring EU-Turkey agreement, returns should stop”, Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the European Liberals and Democrats, is very critical of the implementation the EU-Turkey deal. He believes it is unacceptable that the plan is already implemented, while the fundamental conditions of the agreem…

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