Individual members elect their delegates
Francesca Mercanti from Italy, Amélie Pans from Belgium and Wolf Achim Wiegand from Germany were elected as ALDE Party Congress delegates by the individual members, while steering committee member Chris Pyak was elected as the Council delegate.
ALDE and EPP join forces to call on EU institutions to re-evaluate EU-Moldova Association Agreement following democratic setback
With regards to the situation in Moldova, the European People’s Party (EPP) President, Joseph Daul, together with ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP made a joint statement: “It is with increasing concern that the ALDE Party and the EPP continue to observe the deterioration of the rule of law and democratic standards in the Republic of Moldova."
Liberal International President barred from meeting Philippines political prisoner
Almost 5 months after Philippine Liberal Senator Leila de Lima – an outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte – was arrested in the Philippines, the President of Liberal International, Juli Minoves, was arbitrarily barred from meeting face-to-face with the human rights champion while Chair of Liberal International’s Human Rights Committee and ALDE Party Vice President, Markus Loening, was granted access and a meeting at the site of her incarceration.
Vince Cable is the new leader of the UK Liberal Democrats
On 20 July Sir Vince Cable was unveiled as the new leader of the UK Liberal Democrats after no other candidate put themselves forward to take over the party following the resignation of Tim Farron. The new LibDem leadership team also now includes Jo Swinson MP who was elected unanimously as deputy leader.