2016 Liberal Eyes n°45 – 14/12/16

ALDE Party Liberal Eyes Newsletter
New Estonian PM to attend ALDE Pre-Summit meeting New Estonian PM to attend ALDE Pre-Summit meeting 13/12/2016
New Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (ALDE member party Keskerakond), will be joining for the first time the other 6 Liberal Prime Ministers for ALDE Pre-Summit on Thursday 15 December. Liberal PMs will discuss crucial topics such as the current status of Brexit and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
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Liberal politicians discuss how to reshape future of Europe in Berlin Liberal politicians discuss how to reshape future of Europe in Berlin12/12/2016
Almost 25 years after the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, Liberals from all over Europe met at the invitation of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Berlin for a conference to discuss how to shape the future of Europe. ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP addressed the participants.
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Success for Romanian Liberals Success for Romanian Liberals13/12/2016
Romanian liberal party ALDE scored 5.6% in Romania’s parliamentary elections on Sunday. This success is a positive sign for the consolidation of the party, only created in 2014 by former Prime Minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, and a vote to ensure that Liberal values will be heard in the new Parliament.
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ALDE Group nominees win Sakharov Prize ALDE Group nominees win Sakharov Prize 13/12/2016
Iraqi Yazidi Islamic State survivors and activists Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar received the European Parliament’s 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought during a ceremony in Strasbourg on Tuesday 13 December. They were the ALDE Group’s nominees for this year’s Sakharov Prize.
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Deadlock in Macedonia after early parliamentary elections Deadlock in Macedonia after early parliamentary elections 14/12/2016
After almost two years of political scandal and instability, Macedonian citizens went to the polls on Sunday in early parliamentary elections held two years early as part of an EU-mediated agreement to end the paralysing political crisis. ALDE Party member LDP will hold at least 2 seats in the new Parliament.
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LI awards 2016 Prize for Freedom to Raif Badawi LI awards 2016 Prize for Freedom to Raif Badawi 11/12/2016
Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and President of the Raif Badawi Foundation, was awarded with the 2016 Liberal International Prize for Freedom on behalf of her husband. Haidar said: ‘The fact that Raif Badawi has been awarded this prize is in a reminder of Raif’s own liberal message.’
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 Liberal and democratic youth gather for ALDE Winter Academy Liberal and democratic youth gather for ALDE Winter Academy09/12/2016
Last week around 80 young liberals from across Europe gathered in the European Parliament in Brussels for a Winter Academy to discuss digitalisation, migration, education, among other topics. The event was organised by the European Liberal Youth – LYMEC and the Young Democrats for Europe YDE.
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Watch again ALDE Party Congress' Opening Ceremony speeches Watch again ALDE Party Congress’ Opening Ceremony speeches06/12/2016
Did you miss the Opening Ceremony of this year’s ALDE Party Congress in Warsaw? Watch now all the speeches from high-ranked politicians such as Hans van Baalen MEP, Cecilia Malmström, Margrethe Vestager, Mark Rutte, Andrej Babis, Taavi Roivas or Guy Verhofstadt on our YouTube channel.
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ALDE Party Congress adopts resolutions on Brexit, Ukraine & women's rights ALDE Party Congress adopts resolutions on Brexit, Ukraine & women’s rights 06/12/2016
Delegates at ALDE Party Congress 2016 adopted resolutions on a range topical matters, such as on the consequences of Brexit, on the protection of democracy in Ukraine and Russia, on EU-NATO defence cooperation and on women’s right to decide over their own body. Find all resolutions on our Policy Centre.
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In brief: ALDE Party Congress 2016 in Warsaw, Poland In brief: ALDE Party Congress 2016 in Warsaw, Poland 07/12/2016
From 1-3 December, hundreds of European Liberal Democrats met in Warsaw, Poland, for the 37th Congress of the ALDE Party. Take a look at this snapshot of some of the headlines from the Congress: new logo, Bureau members, member parties, resolutions and more.
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