LI News Issue 518



LI president congratulates Macron on first round election triumph

“A victory for Europe, for liberal values and of course for France”, LI president, Dr Juli Minoves wrote earlier this week as news that French presidential hopeful, Emmanuel Macron, recorded the highest number of votes in the…

‘DA president a likely scenario’ for South Africa, says PoH Van Baalen

LI President of Honour and ALDE Party (LI cooperating organisation) President, Hans van Baalen MEP, was in South Africa last week, where met with Mmusi Maimane MP – the leader of LI full member, Democratic Alliance (South Africa) – who he…

LI President of Honour: Bulgaria’s future cannot be served by far-right forces

LI President of Honour and ALDE Party president, Hans Van Baalen MEP, has called on the Bulgarian EPP Member Party GERB not to form a coalition with the extreme right-wing United Patriots (UP) following an early General Election.

Prime Ministers Bettel and Trudeau boost transatlantic liberal relationship

Giving a boost to the transatlantic liberal relationship, Prime Ministers Xavier Bettel (DP – LI full-member) and Justin Trudeau (LPC, – LI full-member) have met in Canada to discuss technology and innovation cooperation.

Venezuelans are starving for food, medicines and their most basic rights

Young liberal leaders from Latin America organized through Red Liberal de America Latina (RELIAL), CEDICE Venezuela and IPL Peru were in Caracas – including on the streets – in solidarity with the Venezuelans protesting against the Venezuelan regime. Exclusively for…

Finnish Liberals stand firm in elections as Eurosceptics see support collapse

Liberal International’s Finnish full member parties, Keskusta and Svenska Folkpartiet (SFP), returned strong results in local elections earlier this month, with Keskusta finishing third on 17.5% and SFP achieving their best results in two decades, with 4.9% of the vote.

Canada Foreign Minister Freeland delivers reality-check on female empowerment at G20

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrysita Freeland, has championed female entrepreneurship during the Women20Summit panel, which took place as part of the G20 programme in Berlin, Germany this week. Alongside other high-ranking political figures including German Chancellor Angela…

Hungary’s illiberal leader faces mounting domestic and international pressure

In Hungary, an EU Member State, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, is following what he proudly calls “illiberal” and populist rhetoric, constantly pressuring the rights of political activists, journalists, the media and minority groups. This week his culture of fear has come under…

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