Last week ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP travelled to Talllinn to plan the drafting of the 2019 election manifesto with former Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas. During his visit, he also met with current Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.
FDP scored its best ever result ever in Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westfalia with 12.6% in last Sunday’s regional elections. This strong result is an important signal nation-wide ahead of the federal elections on 24 September.
Last weekend 120 young liberals gathered in Stockholm for the Spring Congress of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC). ALDE Party VP Fredrik Federley MEP and Liberalerna leader Jan Björklund welcomed the participants by expressing their views on liberalism in Europe.
Double D66 success at last week’s European Committee of the Regions plenary with Michiel Rijsberman report on financial rules and Marcelle Hendrickx report on social innovation unanimously approved. Both sit together in the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions.
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 Senad Osmanovic, the country coordinator of Individual Members in Sweden, a community of 70 members.
Last week, Yuri Guaiana, member of the ALDE Party Individual Members Steering Committee, was arrested in Moscow while standing up for LGBT rights. Today, on International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, Yuri shares his experience with us.
On the occasion of the Belgian Pride Festival, Liberals and Democrats interested in LGBT questions will gather on Friday 19 May in Brussels for an exciting “After Work” Liberal Pub Talk event. Join us for this lively debate and get the Pride weekend started!
In almost 10 days the 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 programme training women how to be successful in elections by sponsoring the runners, and be the reason that more liberal women finish first!