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2015 Liberal Eyes n°07 - 18/02/15

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16/02/2015
ALDE Party President comments on Copenhagen attacks
Sir Graham Watson commented: "Liberals join the many members of the Muslim community and others who have condemned this latest fatal attack ... The best way to defeat the terrorists is through a combination of vigilance and a vigorous reassertion of our freedoms."
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16/02/2015
FDP wins in elections in Hamburg
With 7,4% of the votes, German Liberals re-entered the regional Parliament of the city state of Hamburg, last Sunday. These election gains have ended a difficult period for the Free Democrats following the exit from the German Bundestag in 2013.
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12/02/2015
Pre-summit meeting: the only way forward is a commitment to more Europe
Ahead of last week's European Council, ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson said: "The only way forward is a commitment to more Europe, to a more united Europe and particularly to a competitive and outward looking Europe."
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13/02/2015
ALDE in the Committee of the Regions obtains a commission presidency
At the February plenary session of the Committee of the Regions, the ALDE Group obtained a commission presidency. They also elected a new presidency team with Delft mayor Bas Verkerk as President and Luxembourg politician Agnes Durdu as first Vice-President.
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16/02/2015
Five key priorities for the next Parliament – UK Lib Dems launch election manifesto
Ahead of the UK General Election on 7 May 2015, the Liberal Democrats have this week unveiled their key priorities. Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “Today we are setting out five priorities, five steps on the path to a stronger economy and a fairer society.”
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12/02/2015
Italian Radicals to host Second International Conference on Rule of Law
ALDE Party member Radicali Italiani works to establish a codification of a universal human “Right to Know” on how and why governments make decisions at different levels. They are to host a conference on this topic in Brussels for which they have launched a crowdfunding campaign.
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13/02/2015
In the EP: ALDE supports PNR with stronger legal safeguards
On 11 February, a broad majority in the European Parliament voted in favour of finalising the EU PNR directive by the end of 2015 and urged the European Commission to ensure that legal safeguards to protect the privacy of EU citizens are better integrated into the directive.
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13/02/2015
Liberal Drinks: what's next for Europe?
Thirsty for Freedom? Join us for a special Liberal Drinks on Tuesday 3 March at the ALDE Party headquarters in Brussels where “EU watcher” Joop Hazenberg will discuss Europe's future.
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19/12/2014
Individual members meet in Barcelona
Individual members of the ALDE Party in Barcelona met to discuss the recent approval in the Spanish Parliament of the new Citizens’ Security Law. They believe the law risks undermining important civil liberties.
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13/02/2015
Friedrich Naumann Foundation to host online course on political communication
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom offers an opportunity to participate in its new and exciting online course 'ways to win: strategic political communication' which is starting in April 2015. Registration closes on 11 March 2015.
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