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Strong return of German Liberals to the Bundestag


FDP obtained 10.7% of the vote in the legislative elections in Germany, succeeding in making a strong return to the Bundestag. Congratulations to party leader Christian Lindner and FDP for achieving the results their impressive campaign deserved.

Statement from ALDE Party President on Catalonia


Following the events in Catalonia on 1 October, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP said: "We need deescalation by bringing an end to unacceptable disproportionate police violence and a political dialogue between Barcelona and Madrid."

Venstre warms up for local elections in annual Landsmøde


Last weekend Venstre, led by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, held their annual Congress. As local elections in Denmark will take place on 21 November, Løkke Rasmussen took the chance to encourage the candidates.

Individual members celebrate 25th anniversary Maastricht Treaty


More than 80 individual members assembled in Maastricht to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of the European Union. members looked back to the achievements of the past 25 years and forward to the next 25 years.

Dutch parties reach coalition agreement


More than 6 months after the Dutch parliamentary elections, four political parties under the leadership of VVD have reached an agreement to establish a new coalition government formed by ALDE members VVD and D66 together with CDA and the Christian Union.

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  • LYMEC Congress discusses EU enlargement and youth employment 18/10/2017
    Last weekend over 130 young liberals from all over Europe gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria, for the Autumn Congress of the European Liberal Youth - LYMEC. The Congress adopted resolutions on matters ranging from the Western Balkans enlargement process to the role of education in combating youth unemployment.
  • YABLOKO and Liberal International launch Liberal Manifesto in Russia 17/10/2017
    The Liberal International Manifesto 2017 was launched in Russia at an event in Moscow on 14 October at the HQ of Yabloko, ALDE Party and LI member in Russia. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova said: "This is possible only thanks to joint values, as all Liberal International parties are like-minded people."
  • Ruling coalition featuring liberals LDP sweep victory in Macedonia local elections 17/10/2017
    The ruling coalition in Macedonia led by the Social Democrats (SDSM) with the participation of ALDE Party member LDP have won a sweeping victory in the first round of local elections. The coalition won 39 municipalities in the first round, both for the Mayors and for the municipality councils, including the capital Skopje.
  • ALDE member parties remain strong in local elections in Estonia 17/10/2017
    On Sunday 15 October, Estonia held local elections with both ALDE Party member parties, the Centre Party and the Reform Party, performing well and maintaining their leading positions. Center Party obtained 27.3% country-wide and Reform Party obtained 19.5%, its best result ever in local elections.