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2017 Liberal Eyes n°06 - 15/02/17

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15/02/2017
European Parliament approves EU-Canada trade deal
After seven years of intensive negotiations, the European Parliament has today approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA). ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt said: "We have shown that the European Union is a credible and reliable trading partner....
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14/02/2017
Bart Somers awarded 2016 World Mayor Prize
Bart Somers, President of the ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions and Mayor of Mechelen, has been awarded the 2016 World Mayor Prize as recognition for his outstanding achievements in welcoming refugees during recent years and for the long-term integration of immigrants.
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13/02/2017
Liberal female politicians gather for 2017 European Women's Academy
Last weekend the ALDE Party brought together 15 rising stars from ALDE member parties for the first session of our 2017 European Women’s Academy of political leadership and campaigning. ALDE Party Vice President Angelika Mlinar MEP opened the first session of the EWA by giving a motivational speech.
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13/02/2017
LibDems launch fight for EU citizens' right to stay in the UK
UK Liberal Democrats have launched a fight to guarantee the rights of EU citizens to continue to live and work in the UK following the triggering of Article 50. The LibDems in the House of Lords will fight to ensure the terms of the final deal goes to the British people.
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09/02/2017
Danish Minister Tørnæs leads the fight against President Trump’s abortion ruling
European liberals are gathering momentum to fight President Trump's "global gag rule". Leading the fight is Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs who has drafted a letter to the European Commission and is rallying her European colleagues to co-sign it.
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13/02/2017
Markus Löning: "Fair open society is essential for economic success"
ALDE Party VP Markus Löning has characterised the recent “wave of anti-free-trade nationalism and the exclusion of immigrants” as a “threat to cohesion." He also has a clear message for entrepreneurs: “Explain better to the public why global markets and a fair, open society are key to economic success.”
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12/02/2017
Greek individual members discuss on philosophy and gender equality
On Friday 10 February, Individual Members gathered in Athens for their first event of 2017 dedicated to a philosophical discussion while on the same day Greek regional coordinator Despoina Limniotaki spoke about women in entrepreneurship on the occasion of the Startup Europe Week.
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14/02/2017
ALDE-PACE strengthen ties with OSCE for election observations
Following a recent meeting in Strasbourg, the ALDE Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have strengthened relations with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) over election monitoring missions in relation to the forthcoming constitutional referendum in Turkey.
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11/02/2017
Series: Meet the Individual Members Greek country coordinator
ALDE Party Individual members have launched a new series aimed at highlighting how country coordinators contribute to the promotion of liberal values. This week, get to know Katerina Polyzou, the country coordinator of Individual Members in Greece, a community formed by 167 members.
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07/02/2017
ALDE Party Congress 2017 will take place in December in Amsterdam
Save the date: Following the ALDE Party Bureau meeting in Brussels, it is now officially confirmed that the 38th ALDE Party Congress will take place from 1 to 3 December 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Before that, European Liberals will meet from 2 to 3 June 2017 in Ljubljana for the ALDE Party Council.
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