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2017 Liberal Eyes n°05 - 08/02/17

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03/02/2017
Benelux PMs determined to make a success of the EU
In preparation of the Rome Declaration, the three Benelux countries, led by Liberal Prime Ministers, Charles Michel, Mark Rutte and Xavier Bettel, have issued a joint statement expressing their common vision on Europe's future: "As founding member states, we are determined to make a success of the EU."
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07/02/2017
A coffee with Baroness Ros Scott on Brexit
Yesterday hundreds of people watched our Facebook Live as we had a coffee with Ros Scott, ALDE Party Vice President and Member of the UK House of Lords, to discuss Brexit: "I accept that British people have made a decision to leave the EU but what they didn’t vote for was a particular version of Brexit."
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06/02/2017
Albert Rivera: “We want to lead change in Spain”
In last weekend's Ciudadanos Congress in Madrid, Albert Rivera got confirmed as Ciudadanos leader, after a General Assembly where members endorsed his proposals to update the party's statutes, strategy and ideology. Guy Verhofstadt joined the event and supported Rivera in his fight for change in Spain.
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07/02/2017
New ALDE Party Bureau meets for the first time
The new ALDE Party Bureau elected at the end of last year at the ALDE Party Congress in Warsaw, Poland, met for the first time in 2017 on Tuesday 7 February in Brussels. ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP commented: "Packed agenda and good discussions. I am proud of this team."
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07/02/2017
Get to know the 2017 European Women's Academy participants
This week, from 9 to 12 February, a new group of Liberal female politicians will meet in Tallinn, Estonia, for the first session of the 2017 European Women's Academy, where ALDE Party Vice President Angelika Mlinar MEP will serve as motivational speaker. Read this article to get to know the 2017 participants.
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01/02/2017
Cecilia Wikström elected Head of the EP's Conference of Committee Chairs
On Wednesday Members chairing the European Parliament's committees elected ALDE Group MEP Cecilia Wikström, from Swedish ALDE member party Liberalerna, as Chair of the Conference of Committee Chairs. In this position, she will coordinate the work of the committees and ensure their cooperation.
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01/02/2017
Norwegian Venstre leader Trine Skei Grande MP denied entry to Russia
Norwegian Venstre leader, Trine Skei Grande MP, has been denied a visa to travel to Moscow: “We were invited by the Federation Council and it is a great pity that we are now forced to postpone this meeting at a time where closer dialogue with Russia on security and human rights is more imperative than ever."
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07/02/2017
Slovenian Individual members meet in Ljubljana
On 30 January, individual members attended a meeting in Slovenia, where they mainly discussed the upcoming events, such as the ALDE Party Council in Ljubljana. The debate was introduced by Felicita Medved, former president of the European Liberal Forum, who outlined the challenges of liberalism.
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06/02/2017
Series: Meet the Individual Members Slovenian country coordinator
ALDE Party Individual members launch a new series aimed at highlighting how country coordinators contribute to the promotion of liberal values. This week, get to know Anja Fabiani, the country coordinator of Individual Members in Slovenia, where this year's ALDE Party Council will take place.
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