29 March will go down in history as the day PM Theresa May triggered Article 50, starting the process of the UK’s exit from the EU. We will not give up our fight for the rights of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU. Freedom of movement of people is not negotiable.
On 25 March, EU leaders celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which paved the way for a Union of peace, solidarity and democracy, by signing the Rome Declaration. Liberal Prime Ministers are truly committed to the European project and believe in a better Europe working for its citizens.
On Saturday, while EU leaders assembled in Rome to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaty and many citizens in cities across the continent participated in the March for Europe, members and supporters of the ALDE Party joined our Commemorative Ceremony in Brussels.
On Saturday 25 March, thousands of pro-European citizens celebrated 60 years of European unity and integration. Many leading Liberal politicians, LYMEC and ALDE Party Individual Members, joined the March for Europe making their voice heard and contributing to spreading European values.
Over the last few days hundreds of citizens, including prominent opposition leader Alexey Navalny, have been detained by the Russian Federation police. ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP defends that Russian authorities should immediately release Navalny and the other protestors.
ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP calls for the release of Kirill Bobro, Chairman of the Stavropol branch of the youth branch of Russian ALDE Party member Yabloko, who “has been detained for two months on fake charges and risks many years of imprisonment.”
On Sunday, voters in Bulgaria went to the polls in their third Parliamentary election in four years, with the former PM Boyko Borisov’s party emerging on top. ALDE Party member MRF won 8.99% of the vote and is likely to have 26 seats in the next Parliament according to estimation projections.
ALDE Party Individual members have launched a new series aimed at highlighting how country coordinators contribute to the promotion of liberal values. This week, get to know Francesca Mercanti, country coordinator of Individual Members in Italy, the largest community of IMs consisting of 559 people.