LI News Issue 511



Liberals commemorate International Women’s Day

Liberals around the world have commemorated International Women’s Day (8 March) by highlighting some of the most pressing challenges women continue to face because of their gender.

Alliance Party scores best election result in decades

Voters in Northern Ireland have returned 8 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (LI full member) and delivered the liberals their greatest number of votes since the 1970s, following the 2nd March…

Liberals to resist death penalty reintroduction in the Philippines

Eleven years after it was abolished, the death penalty is set to return to the Philippines after the House of Representatives, in its third and final reading, paved the way for the reintroduction of capital punishment. The focus now is on the Senate, where LI full member Liberal Party has formed…

LI panel to focus on economic empowerment of women at 61st UNCSW

Liberal International and the International Network of Liberal Women (INLW – LI full-member), have teamed up to project a common liberal voice on the issue of promotion and advancement of women’s rights at the upcoming session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW).

Former LI VP calls for reform of EU asylum system

Amid growing challenges to find a functional asylum policy across Europe, former LI vice-president on the bureau, Cecilia Wikström MEP, presented her report on the reform of the EU’s asylum rules to the civil liberties committee of the European Parliament on Thursday 9 March.

Norwegian Liberal leader responds to Russia ban with congress invitation

Trine Skei Grande MP, leader of LI full member Venstre, who only one month ago was banned from entering Russia as part of  Norwegian parliamentary delegation invited by the upper chamber of the Russian parliament (the Federation Council), has offered a genuine reply – a video address to the…

PLA to release international manifesto after LI congress

The forty members of the Partit Liberal D’Andorra National Council (PLA – LI full member), met last Saturday, March 4th to discuss the relationship between Andorra and the European Union, ahead of LI’s 70th-anniversary congress in May this year.

The next edition of LI News will follow on 17th March 2017

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