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2014 Liberal Eyes n°13 - 02/04/14

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28/03/2014
ALDE Party President pays tribute to outgoing NATO Secretary General
Commenting on the confirmation of the next Secretary General of NATO, ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson said: “I would like to pay tribute to Anders Fogh Rasmussen who over the course of the last five years has proven himself to be an able and capable NATO Secretary General.”
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31/03/2014
Belgian liberal parties adopt candidates list for #EP2014
The two Belgian ALDE member parties, Open Vld and Mouvement Réformateur, have this week adopted their list of candidates. Open Vld head of list Guy Verhofstadt said: “I am very happy with our diverse list of candidates and pleased to include [former D66 leader] Jan Terlouw who makes our list truly European."
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31/03/2014
Nick Clegg praises ‘landmark day’ as first same-sex marriages take place in UK
History was made in the United Kingdom this week as after midnight on 29 March 2014 same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales. To mark the occasion, a rainbow flag flew over Whitehall - a small symbol to celebrate a massive achievement.
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28/03/2014
ALDE Party candidates tweet on President Obama's visit to EU
US Democrat President Barack Obama visited Brussels last Tuesday and Wednesday. ALDE Party candidates Guy Verhofstadt and Olli Rehn tweeted that he gave a strong speech in the European capital: "We're bigger than the boundaries of our ethnicity or our country. That is what Europe tells us."
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01/04/2014
Associate individual members to elect their steering committee
In 2011, the ALDE Party was the first European political party to develop individual membership for citizens at EU level. Next week, Associate individual members will be able to vote online to elect a steering committee for the first time , to develop new initiatives and take it to the next level.
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28/03/2014
Young voters league launches campaign video
Ahead of the European Parliamentary elections, it’s becoming increasingly important to promote online voter participation and turnout among Europe’s young people. Based on this idea, NGO's and volunteers have come together to assist in the production of a creative video: "Happy Voting."
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31/03/2014
Introducing our member parties: week 3
Last week, we presented on Twitter and Facebook two ALDE member parties. The Reform Party (Reformierakond) from Estonia and the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet Liberalerna) from Sweden. This week, we are presenting our two parties in Finland, Keskusta and SFP.
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21/03/2014
Darbo hosts conference on the Right to a fair trial in the EU
On 20 March in Vilnius, the Lithuanian Labour Party organised an international conference entitled: “Implementation of the Right to a Fair Trial across the European Union”. It was concluded that justice is the most important expression of democracy.
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