LYMEC Congress discusses EU enlargement and youth employment
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
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
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
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.