LI News Issue 523

LI President of Honour Lord Alderdice recieves honourary degree from Queen’s University

LI President of Honour Lord John Alderdice has been recognized with an honorary degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario for his peace building efforts in Northern Ireland and around the world.    
President Ouattara meets President Macron; addresses the European Parliament

The president of Côte d’Ivoire Alassane D. Ouattara was received at the Elysee by the recently elected President of France, Emmanuel Marcon. This made Ouattara, who is also a Vice-President of Liberal International, the first African Head…
Promoting Tolerance Program inspires advancement of democracy and civil society
In the presence of many prominent liberals from Central and Eastern Europe, the Promoting Tolerance Programme ran jointly by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of communist regimes in…
President Tsai on ending of diplomatic ties with Panama: Taiwan must “determine our own destiny”
President of Taiwan and chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (LI full member), Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, has insisted that Taiwan will not yield to diplomatic pressure and political intimidation from China after the president of Panama announced his country would establish diplomatic ties…
LI HRC Chair Markus Löning addresses democratic governance forum in Bangkok
In a keynote speech at a Forum on Democratic Governance organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Bangkok, Chair of LI’s Human Rights Committee Markus Loening has spoken of the importance of civil society in a vibrant democracy.
Russia Day highlighted divisions not unity under Putin
Amid what have been described as the biggest protests in five years, anti-corruption demonstrators were met with brutality and imprisonment in Moscow this week, with more than 1,000 people arrested across Russia, as the country prepares for regional elections in September and presidential…
SILC publishes gender policies in political parties report
The Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC – LI cooperating organisation) has published a report weighing up the differences in gender equality practices between liberal, conservative and social democratic parties in four countries: Canada, Sweden, Ireland and South Africa.

The next edition of LI News will follow on 23rd June 2017

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