Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the 1st round of the French presidential election. ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP said: “Macron is a strong defender of liberal values like free trade and openness and believes in a more effective and transparent EU.”
Earlier this week the Liberal Democrat membership surge took the party to a landmark 100,000 members, thanks to a staggering 12,500 joining since Theresa May announced the snap General Election last Tuesday. Reaching six figures makes the party bigger than it has been since the mid-1990s.
This week, from 27 to 30 April, a group of 14 Liberal female politicians will meet in Germany for the second session of the 2017 European Women’s Academy. The focus of this session will be on learning how to message in media and particularly social media.
ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP calls on Bulgarian EPP member party Gerb not to form a coalition with the extreme right-wing United Patriots. Bulgaria’s future as a constructive member of the EU is much better served with a coalition with the pro-European ALDE member party MRF.
On 28 May ALDE Party staff and friends will run the Brussels 20km to raise money for our European Women’s Academy. Help us raise more money for our annual programme training women how to be successful in elections by sponsoring the runners, and be the reason that more liberal women finish first!
Our next big event, the 2017 ALDE Party Council will take place from 2-3 June in Ljubljana, Slovenia. If you haven’t registered yet, register yourself and your delegation today and have the chance to join our debates, fringe discussions and social networking opportunities.
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 Fed Salinas, the country coordinator of Individual Members in Poland, a communit of 22 members.
Do you want to make of the French presidential election results? Then register for our Liberal breakfast co-hosted with FNF Europe, which will take place on 8 May the morning after the second round of election in France and discuss the outcome’s potential impact for France and Europe.