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2014 Liberal Eyes n°09 - 05/03/14

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04/03/2014
Verhofstadt launches #EP2014 list ‘Scelta Europea’ in Italy
ALDE Party candidate Guy Verhofstadt was in Rome on Tuesday where he presented an alternative model to the current Italian political landscape, less than 80 days ahead of the European elections. The new list, called ‘Scelta Europea’ unites a total of 13 parties, political movements and foundations.
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03/03/2014
Liberals speak out on the escalation of the situation in the Crimea
Commenting on the recent developments in Ukraine and the Crimea, ALDE Party candidate Guy Verhofstadt and the leader of Parnas Mikhail Kasyanov in a joint statement said that: “Russian President Vladimir Putin has recklessly taken a step that puts Russia on the brink of war with its friendly neighbour.”
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26/02/2014
Pozitivna Slovenija’s ALDE Party membership application received
On 26 February, Secretary General Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen was presented the membership application of Pozitivna Slovenija by Minister of Defence of Slovenia Roman Jakic. ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson said: “I am delighted that Alenka Bratušek and Pozitivna Slovenija have decided to apply."
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03/03/2014
MEP Ramon Tremosa nominated as Convergència EP2014 candidate
The National Executive Committee of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya on Monday nominated current MEP Ramon Tremosa i Balcells as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming European elections.
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05/03/2014
Jelko Kacin first ALDE candidate in Slovenia
Current ALDE MEP from Slovenia, Jelko Kacin, became his country's first candidate for the upcoming European elections to run for the ALDE Group. ALDE Party Vice President Lousewies van der Laan supported his candidature, saying: "Jelko Kacin brings experience and effectiveness to the EP."
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05/03/2014
It’s Nick vs Nigel – the public debates on Britain’s EU membership are on!
On 20 February, Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, ALDE Party Member in the United Kingdom, challenged Nigel Farage MEP, the leader of UKIP, to a head-to-head debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union. The challenge has been accepted and the times and dates have today been announced.
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05/03/2014
Armenia remembers those who died for democracy
On 1 March, the Armenian National Congress held a massive rally on Liberty Square in the centre of Yerevan to commemorate the tragic shooting of peaceful protestors by law-enforcement agencies 6 years ago following the rigged presidential elections in February of 2008.
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03/03/2014
Young Liberals' White Paper on the Reform of the EU is now available
You can now order the paperback version of LYMEC’s white paper on the reform of the European Union - which includes the contributions of 13 young liberals. Born out of the necessity to re-start the debate on the state of the Union, most of the papers approach the European institutional framework.
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