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2015 Liberal Eyes n°18 - 06/05/15

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05/05/2015
Sir Graham makes the case for individual membership
Earlier this week, ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson spoke with EurActiv's Senior Editor Georgi Gotev about being the first European political family to push for individual membership. Sir Graham: "I’m trying to lay the basis for a supranational party."
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17/04/2015
ALDE Party to meet for Spring Council in Oslo
The Council Meeting in Oslo will amongst other issues address "green growth". Top European liberal politicians are to discuss how to grow common policies in the fields of agriculture and environment. The ALDE Party are pleased to invite you on 9 May. You can follow the Council on Twitter via #ALDEcouncil
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05/05/2015
ALDE Party Vice President visits Lampedusa
Earlier this week, ALDE Party Vice President Angelika Mlinar MEP made a three day visit to Lampedusa, the island off the southern coast of Italy which continues to receive many refugees. The ALDE Group's blueprint for a common European Asyl-/Migration policy was the centrepiece of her talks during the visit.
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29/04/2015
Election of Akinci ‘brings new ray of hope’ for Cyprus reunification
On 26 April, citizens in Northern Cyprus elected Mehmet Cakinci as the their new leader in the second round of the Presidential election. Praxoula Antoniadou-Kyriacou, leader of the United Democrats in the south of the island, says that his election brings a new ray of hope for reunification.
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01/05/2015
Georgian Prime Minister nominates new Minister of Defence
On Friday, Georgia's Prime Minister nominated Tinatin Khidasheli as the country's next Minister of Defence. Congratulating Defence Minister Khidasheli, Sir Graham Watson said: "In such delicate times with conflict and threats in the region, such a position is of vital importance."
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30/04/2015
Fianna Fáil launches national campaign for YES vote in marriage referendum
On Thursday, ALDE Party member Fianna Fáil has officially launched its campaign for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum on marriage. Party Leader Micheál Martin said that a yes vote in the referendum on 22 May would be “an important reaffirmation of the positive role of marriage in our society.”
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30/04/2015
Benelux Prime Ministers aim to strengthen internal market
Last week, the Prime Ministers of Belgium, the Netherlands and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg met for a Benelux summit in Brussels. Currently under the Belgian Presidency, the country's Liberal Prime Minister Charles Michel welcomed Mark Rutte and Xavier Bettel.
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01/05/2015
ELF board member publishes a book on Italian constitution
A new liberal book has just been published in Italy by Giulio Ercolessi and Aracne publishing house. The title consists of a pun that is not literally translatable: “Smashing the constitution. How to get out alive from a reckless political gamble. A liberal proposal”.
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