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2014 Liberal Eyes n°06 - 12/02/14

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10/02/2014
Swiss vote - EU must address consequences
On Sunday, by the narrowest of margins, the Swiss people backed a referendum asking to cap the number of migrants, including from EU countries. “We deeply regret this result”, said ALDE Party candidate Guy Verhofstadt. “We invite Switzerland, with the help of the European Union, to find a swift solution."
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11/02/2014
In memoriam: Els Borst
On Monday evening, former Dutch health minister Els Borst was found dead in her home. Dutch police have said her death is either caused by an accident or crime and have begun an investigation. ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP: "Her passing is a great loss for D66 and the Netherlands."
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08/02/2014
Olympic Games in Sochi highlight the lack of basic human rights
Speaking ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, ALDE Party Vice President Lousewies van der Laan said: “the world’s media attention will be on Russia for the next two weeks yet unfortunately the world’s attention is not equally on the ever deteriorating situation of fundamental human rights."
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11/02/2014
SFP gathers for EU election kick-off
Last weekend, the ALDE Party’s Finnish member Svenska Folkpartiet gathered in Tampere to kick start their campaign for the European elections. Under the overarching slogan “Nära Dig” (Close To You), the party presented its programme, "A Better Europe!"
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11/02/2014
Dutch Liberals D66 meet for their 99th Congress and adopt EP2014 Manifesto
More than one thousand delegates and members of Dutch liberal party Democraten 66 met in Amsterdam at the weekend for the 99th Party Congress where the party’s MEP candidates led by MEP Sophie In ‘t Veld were presented and European election manifesto was adopted.
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11/02/2014
United Democrats on Resumption of Talks on Reunification of Cyprus
In a statement on Tuesday, ALDE Party member the United Democrats express their satisfaction with the resumption of talks for the reunification of Cyprus and with the content of the joint communique agreed by the Leaders of the two communities.
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10/02/2014
Liberals 4 Equality meet in The Hague to plan next steps
The new Liberals 4 Equality network that seeks to bring together members of the ALDE Party to promote LGBT equality and human rights, held their first roundtable meeting in the Hague on Monday to discuss the network’s objectives and activities for the rest of the year.
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07/02/2014
Gender Equality Network addresses Spanish abortion law counter-reformation
The ALDE Party's Gender Equality Network responded to a recent initiative by the Spanish government to reform the present Spanish Law of Sexual and Reproductive Health and expressed its concerns from three points of view: legal, health and women’s rights.
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08/02/2014
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