ALDE Party Congress 2013

28/11/2013 to 30/11/2013
Location: 
Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom


Opening speeches of the ALDE Party Congress 2013

On Friday 29 November 2013, ALDE President Sir Graham Watson MEP, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the Leader of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt opened the ALDE Party Congress in London. You can read their speeches here. A video recording of the speeches is available below the speeches.

The speech of Sir Graham Watson (video)

The speech of Nick Clegg

The speech of Cecilia Malmström

The speech of Guy Verhofstadt (video)


Other speeches held at the ALDE Party Congress 2013

The speech of Commissioner Olli Rehn

The speech of ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson at the closing of the Congress.


The ALDE Party marks the end of its most successful Congress ever - delegates said yes to the manifesto!

The ALDE Party has closed its 34th and most successful annual Congress, held this year in London. A thousand delegates from across the European continent gathered in the British capital’s iconic Canary Wharf complex in the heart of the business district to hear keynote speeches by party personalities, participate in fringe meetings and select a new bureau.

ALDE is also the first European political party to adopt its manifesto for the 2014 elections  – with candidates voting overwhelmingly for a stronger, simpler Europe better suited to serve the needs of its people. The text of the manifesto will be available on the ALDE Party website shortly. ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson said “This manifesto is a departure from the norm – it has been forged in the heat of the crisis Europe has been weathering for a number of years now. I am pleased that it demands a stronger union to serve our interests while calling for a cutback in top-heavy, unnecessary and costly bureaucracy. A stronger, simpler union is what we all want and need and that is what our manifesto delivers. It is a solid platform for our parties to build on.”

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