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2016 Liberal Eyes n°02 - 13/01/16

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12/01/2016
PACE President strongly condemns Istanbul attack
The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Anne Brasseur, strongly condemns the attack in Istanbul: “Terrorism has once again struck one of our member States today. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims.”
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11/01/2016
Carles Puigdemont (CDC) appointed new President of the Government of Catalonia
After months of negotiations, Carles Puigdemont, from ALDE Party member party Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya, has been sworn in as the new President of the Catalan government on Sunday 10 January, succeeding Artur Mas.
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07/01/2016
European Commission visits the Netherlands to launch EU Presidency
The Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Mark Rutte, hosted the European Commission's visit to Amsterdam for the official launch of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union on Thursday 7 January.
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12/01/2016
8 ALDE MEPs shortlisted for the MEP Awards 2016
8 ALDE Members of the European Parliament have been nominated for the MEP Awards 2016, a prize annually organised by the Parliament Magazine: Ulrike Müller, Antanas Guoga, Filiz Hyusmenova, Dita Charanzová, Kaja Kallas, Matthijs van Miltenburg, Urmas Paet and Dominique Riquet.
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08/01/2016
New ALDE Party Bureau meets for the first time
The new ALDE Party Bureau, recently elected at the Congress in Budapest, Hungary, met for the first time on Thursday 7 January in Brussels. During the meeting, the Bureau, led by President Hans van Baalen MEP, put forward a common strategic outlook and set the ALDE Party priorities for the coming months.
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12/01/2016
ALDE Group hosts seminar on violent extremism
On Tuesday 12 January at the European Parliament, ALDE MEPs Sophie in 't Veld (D66) and Maite Pagazaurtundua Ruiz (UPyD) hosted the first ALDE Group seminar of 2016 on building a counter-narrative to violent extremism.
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12/01/2016
Nominate candidates for ALDE-CoR LeaDeR Awards
Building on the success of the past four editions, the ALDE Group in the EU Committee of the Regions has launched the fifth edition of the LeaDeR Awards for key liberal players at regional and local level. Nominations need to reach the ALDE-CoR Secretariat by 31 January.
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11/01/2016
D66 MPs meet Guy Verhofstadt to discuss 2016 challenges
D66 leader Alexander Pechtold and D66 members of the Dutch House of Representatives and Senate met with the leader of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, to discuss the challenges of 2016, such as the Netherlands EU Presidency, Brexit and the state of the European Union.
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04/01/2016
Individual members in Greece to elect coordinator
ALDE Party’s individual membership is developing rapidly across Europe and Greece is one of the countries with many individual members. To allow for a further development of the activities in Greece, the individual member’s steering committee will organise an online election to elect one country coordinator.

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