LI Issue 508

 

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LI SG discusses international engagement with Canadian Liberals


As Canada made international headlines this week – with Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s landmark visit to the White House in Washington DC and the European Parliament in Strasbourg – LI Secretary General Emil…

EU-Canada trade deal approved by European Parliament


Following plans for an EU-Canada trade deal set out late last year by the then Canadian Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland, (Liberal Party of Canada – LI full member) and European Commissioner for…

Liberal Bart Somers wins 2016 World Mayor competition

Recognising his open, tolerant approach to governing the city of Mechelen in Belgium, President of the Alliance and Liberals and Democrats for Europe Committee of Regions (ALDE –CoR), Bart Somers (OpenVld – LI full member), has been presented with 2016’s World Mayor Award.

Geneva Summit for Human Rights to see scores of recently-released political prisoners at UN

From Monday 20th February the annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, co-hosted by Liberal International, will see more recently released political prisoners assemble at the United Nations than ever-before. As part of the programme, LI is pleased to announce the addition of a…

European Parliament to Nicaragua: Stop harassing the liberal opposition

A resolution on Nicaragua deploring the attacks and harassment suffered by members of human rights organisations and independent journalists as well as individuals, political forces and bodies linked to the State, was passed in the European Parliament today, backed by the Alliance of Liberals…

Sam Rainsy forced to resign as democratic voice for Cambodia

The leader of Cambodia’s democratic opposition, Sam Rainsy, was compelled to resign from his post as head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP – LI full member) on Saturday, amid coercion from prime minister, Hun Sen, who threatened to amend the law and equip the…

Former Prime Minister Roivas: Cyber is an enabler of progress

“Prime Ministers and Presidents don’t talk much about cyber; Estonia has been an exception… This is very much today’s issue”, said the two-time Prime Minster of Estonia and former leader of Reform Party (LI full member), Taavi Rõivas, as he addresses a forum…

Empowering young people tops DA agenda

“They are a lost generation, and it is to them that I dedicate my term as DA leader”, announced Mmusi Maimane, the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA – LI full-member), as he called attention to the plight of South Africa’s black youth ahead of President…

The next edition of LI News will follow on 24th February 2017

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