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2014 Liberal Eyes n°08 - 26/02/14

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20/02/2014
ALDE Party candidate Guy Verhofstadt leads ad-hoc delegation to Kiev
Last Thursday, ALDE Party candidate Guy Verhofstadt lead a delegation to Kiev to meet with opposition leaders, representatives of euro-Maidan and protesters. Verhofstadt said “It is important that we show our solidarity with those who are protesting to protect their democratic right.
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25/02/2014
Estonia PM Ansip announces he will step down on 4 March
Last Sunday, Estonia's Prime Minister and leader of the Reform Party Andrus Ansip announced that he will be standing down from office before the end of his term to pave the way for a successor. He is expected to tender the resignation of his government next week.
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24/02/2014
'We are witnessing history in the making at Maidan Square'
Liberal International President Hans van Baalen MEP was also back in Kiev as part of an ad hoc official delegation visit of MEPs, following the tumultuous events of the past week.
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23/02/2014
No freedom in Russia after Sochi Olympics
The presence of the Winter Olympics, which concluded last Sunday in Sochi, has not resulted in more freedom and democracy in Russia. One of the victims of the crackdown on freedom of speech is still in prison. Help to release Evgeny Vitishko by signing a petition.
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24/02/2014
'Developments in Ukraine could speed up Serbia's European integration'
But ALDE Party Vice President Lousewies van der Laan warned that: "given the overall enlargement fatigue in many parts of Europe and the rise of xenophobic parties, Serbia needs to brace itself for strong winds against its accession to the EU" at a conference in Belgrade.
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25/02/2014
Spanish member Centro Democrático Liberal merges with Ciudadanos
At an extraordinary congress on Saturday in Valencia, Centro Democrático Liberal, ALDE Party member in Spain, formally decided to merge with Ciudadanos - Partido de la Ciudadanía. Eva Borox, the President of CDL, said: “Ciudadanos” is our new home, the common home.”
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21/02/2014
International Day of Zero Tolerance against FGM
Last week, in commemoration of the 2014 International Day of Zero Tolerance against female genital mutilation, the Vice President of the International Network of Liberal Women Christine de Saint Genois participated at the opening of an exhibit by artists expressing themselves about FGM.
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21/02/2014
Associate individual members to elect a steering committee
In January, the ALDE Party announced that to coordinate existing and develop new Associate individual members initiatives, a steering committee would be established. This spring time, all associate individual members will be able to participate in the online elections.
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24/02/2014
Transnational youth meet in Saarbrücken
Last week, the German young liberals met with French young politicians for a three-day-seminar on liberal and republican traditions in Germany and France and to foster relations with each other and lubricate the Franco-German motor for Europe with a liberal spirit.
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22/02/2014
Registration now open for 59th Liberal International Congress
Registration for the 59th Congress of Liberal International – one of the largest gatherings of global liberals ahead - is now open via the Liberal International website.

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