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2016 Liberal Eyes n°45 - 14/12/16

New Estonian PM to attend ALDE Pre-Summit meeting
New Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (ALDE member party Keskerakond), will be joining for the first time the other 6 Liberal Prime Ministers for ALDE Pre-Summit on Thursday 15 December. Liberal PMs will discuss crucial topics such as the current status of Brexit and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
Liberal politicians discuss how to reshape future of Europe in Berlin
Almost 25 years after the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, Liberals from all over Europe met at the invitation of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Berlin for a conference to discuss how to shape the future of Europe. ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP addressed the participants.
Success for Romanian Liberals
Romanian liberal party ALDE scored 5.6% in Romania’s parliamentary elections on Sunday. This success is a positive sign for the consolidation of the party, only created in 2014 by former Prime Minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, and a vote to ensure that Liberal values will be heard in the new Parliament.
ALDE Group nominees win Sakharov Prize
Iraqi Yazidi Islamic State survivors and activists Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar received the European Parliament’s 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought during a ceremony in Strasbourg on Tuesday 13 December. They were the ALDE Group's nominees for this year's Sakharov Prize.
Deadlock in Macedonia after early parliamentary elections
After almost two years of political scandal and instability, Macedonian citizens went to the polls on Sunday in early parliamentary elections held two years early as part of an EU-mediated agreement to end the paralysing political crisis. ALDE Party member LDP will hold at least 2 seats in the new Parliament.
LI awards 2016 Prize for Freedom to Raif Badawi
Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and President of the Raif Badawi Foundation, was awarded with the 2016 Liberal International Prize for Freedom on behalf of her husband. Haidar said: "The fact that Raif Badawi has been awarded this prize is in a reminder of Raif's own liberal message."
Liberal and democratic youth gather for ALDE Winter Academy
Last week around 80 young liberals from across Europe gathered in the European Parliament in Brussels for a Winter Academy to discuss digitalisation, migration, education, among other topics. The event was organised by the European Liberal Youth - LYMEC and the Young Democrats for Europe YDE.
In brief: ALDE Party Congress 2016 in Warsaw, Poland
From 1-3 December, hundreds of European Liberal Democrats met in Warsaw, Poland, for the 37th Congress of the ALDE Party. Take a look at this snapshot of some of the headlines from the Congress: new logo, Bureau members, member parties, resolutions and more.

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