It’s plenary week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Ending female genital mutilation, geo-blocking, the European Commission’s new strategy for the Western Balkans are some of the topics that our Members of the European Parliament sitting in the ALDE Group are focusing on this week.
Eight ALDE Group Members of the European Parliament have been shortlisted for the MEP Awards 2018, a prize annually organised by the Parliament Magazine to celebrate the work and achievements of MEPs across a range of policy areas. Find out who are the ALDE Group nominees in this article.
On Tuesday 6 February, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, we welcomed at our office Belgian liberal and European Women’s Academy alumni Assita Kanko. Watch again our Facebook Live chat with her about her fight for women’s rights and empowerment.
Last week the European Committee of the Regions gathered for their 127th plenary session in Brussels. ALDE-CoR Vice President François Decoster’s proposal for establishing an exchange programme for local and regional representatives received unanimous support in the Committee of the Regions.
In the last days, Individual Members have been organising different activities throughout Europe. A British individual member handed in a petition pro-citizens’ rights after Brexit to 10 Downing Street and a Greek member gave a lecture on the importance of entrepreneurship.
The 2018 ALDE Party Council Meeting will take place from 27 to 28 April in Sofia, Bulgaria, co-hosted by MRF. Take a look at the event’s website and make sure to register yourself and your delegation for the Council meeting today!
We are delighted to welcome two new trainees to the ALDE Party Secretariat: Océane Leconte from France in the Communication Unit and Daniela Morales from Spain/Mexico in the Administration Unit. Best of luck to both of them!
The Brussels-based ALDE Party Secretariat is currently recruiting a Data Analyst Intern for our Political Unit, who would help our member parties throughout Europe in the management of data analysis projects. Apply by Sunday 18 February and join our office!