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2015 Liberal Eyes n°22 - 03/06/15

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02/06/2015
Charles Kennedy (1959-2015)
It is with great sadness that ALDE Party member the Liberal Democrats from the United Kingdom announce the death of their former leader Charles Kennedy. "Europe's Liberals are sad to lose such an ardent internationalist and committed campaigner for Liberal ideas," said ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson.
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29/05/2015
Keskusta's Juha Sipilä is Finland's new Prime Minister
On Friday 29 May, the President of Finland formally appointed Finland's 74th government, which is headed by Juha Sipilä, the leader of ALDE Party member Suomen Keskusta. Congratulating Keskusta, ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson said: “I am pleased to welcome Juha Sipilä to his post as Prime Minister.
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01/06/2015
Prominent liberals banned from Russia for defending democratic values
A number of prominent European Liberal politicians and parliamentarians have found their names included on the latest list banning them from entering Russia because of liberals’ outspoken support for democratic values in the face of Russian aggression in Eastern Europe.
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03/06/2015
EU High Representative asked to warn Turkish President on media freedom
ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson wrote to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to express his concerns about the signals received from Turkey which suggest that President Erdogan is about to seize the only major opposition newspaper, Zaman.
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01/06/2015
Elections in Denmark to be held on 18 June
Since last week's announcement that elections are to be held on 18 June, the two Danish ALDE member parties Venstre - led by Lars Løkke Rasmussen - and Radikale Venstre - led by Morten Østergaard - have started their campaigns. Find the key priorities of the two parties on our website.
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02/06/2015
Referendum: Luxembourg's Demokratesch Partei says three times yes
A constitutional referendum will be held in Luxembourg on Sunday 7 June 2015. Voters will be asked three questions, to which ALDE Party member Demokratesch Partei urges to say yes: lowering the voting age; right of foreigners to vote; introducing term limits.
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01/06/2015
VVD meets for Congress
ALDE Party member VVD met for its annual National Congress on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 May in Arnhem, Netherlands. VVD leader and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said: “The VVD is not only the guardian of the economy. We are also the standard bearers of the values ​​of hardworking Netherlands."
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29/05/2015
Republican Party of Georgia celebrates anniversary
On 21 May, the conference entitled “Liberal Choice” was held to mark the 37th anniversary of the Republican Party of Georgia: “Freedom, individual progress and democratic modernisation are those ideas, liberal Georgians have been united on for 37 years”.
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26/05/2015
Ireland votes YES for equal treatment of citizens - Bobby Aylward wins by-election
While Ireland became the first country in the world to approve marriage equality for same-sex couples by a national referendum, in a by-election ALDE Member Party Fianna Fáil's candidate Bobby Aylward was elected to the Irish parliament.
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