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2016 Liberal Eyes n°15 - 13/04/16

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13/04/2016
ALDE Party President condemns Ivanov's pardon to wiretapping inquiry
ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP condemns the pardon issued by Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to all politicians involved in a massive wiretapping scandal that sparked a major political crisis. "The EU must make clear that Ivanov has to recall the pardon immediately," he said.
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11/04/2016
Liberal Agriculture Ministers meet to discuss European agricultural crisis
On 11 April the liberal Agriculture Ministers met for the second time ahead of the AGRIFISH Council meeting. Luxembourg’s Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection, Fernand Etgen, hosted the meeting for the first time in Luxembourg, where they discussed the agricultural crisis in Europe.
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11/04/2016
ALDE MEPs on mission to Lebanon to help resolve refugee crisis
Six ALDE Group MEPs, including ALDE Party Vice President Angelika Mlinar MEP, went on a fact-finding mission to Lebanon between from 6 to 9 April to meet with NGOs, international aid organisations, local authorities and key experts in asylum and migration to discuss and find solutions to the refugee crisis.
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11/04/2016
ALDE-CoR focuses on countering radicalisation at CoR plenary
Last week during the 117th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions, the ALDE-CoR focused on how to prevent radicalisation and on how to improve European environmental law. The ALDE-CoR President Bas Verkerk also observed a minute of silence for the victims of the Brussels attacks.
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11/04/2016
Ilhan Kyuchyuk addresses European Party of Ukraine Congress
On Friday 8 April ALDE Party member the European Party of Ukraine hosted their 11th National Congress in Kyiv. "This is a congress of a party that really wants to bring Ukraine closer to the European Union," said ALDE Party Vice President Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP addressing the Congress participants.
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07/04/2016
ALDE Party President votes Yes in referendum on EU-Ukraine agreement
Last Wednesday, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP full-heartedly voted Yes in the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. "Other parties to the Association Agreement should give the Dutch Government time to consider its position and take a decision on how to proceed," he said.
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12/04/2016
Individual members launch twinning projects
The ALDE Party Individual Members have launched a new twinning project to link up members across different countries. The scheme pairs up members living in different countries who want to work on the same topics and develop common positions. The first 50 pairs have already been linked - join now!
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12/04/2016
First Liberal Bulletin of 2016 is out!
The first issue of 2016 of the ALDE Party's quarterly publication, the Liberal Bulletin, is now out with a new and fresh design. Read interviews with LibDems leader Tim Farron and ALDE-PACE President Jordi Xuclà as well as an article from Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on TTIP.
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11/04/2016
Individual Members meet in Italy and Portugal
Italian ALDE Party Individual Members met in Parma for the book presentation by ELF Board member Giulio Ercolessi and in Turin to discuss ongoing and future IM projects, including the upcoming Liberal Camp in Milan. On 30 March Portuguese IMs met in Lisbon to discuss pan-European democracy.
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