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Finnish member parties remain strong in municipal elections


Finnish citizens went to the polls on Sunday 9 April to vote for their local representatives. Keskusta emerged as 3rd force with 17.5% of the votes while Svenska Folkpartiet (SFP) obtained 4.9% of the votes increasing by 0.2%.

Register now for ALDE Party Council meeting 2017


The countdown is on: less than 50 days left to our next big event: the 2017 ALDE Party Council in Ljubljana, Slovenia. If you haven't registered yet, register yourself and your delegation today and see you in June in the Slovenian capital!

Time for the Liberal Democrats fight back!


The UK has a choice on 8 June: to vote for Theresa May and her hard Brexit or to stand up for the values we share as European citizens and liberals, which the Liberal Democrats stands for. LibDems fight back for an open, tolerant and united Britain.

Liberal International marks its 70th anniversary


On 10 April 2017, Liberals from around the world came together on the same spot at the University of Oxford, where Liberal International was established 70 years ago this month. Today, with over 100 members across 5 continents, LI is truly global.

Discover Liberal Words, the blog of ALDE Party Individual Members


At the end of March ALDE Party Individual Members launched a blog to serve as a platform to share their own opinions on European politics and society. Take a look at the new articles on the Liberal Words blog, join & contribute!

Bart Somers: "We should create cities open to diversity and migrants"


Bart Somers, ALDE-CoR President and Mayor of Mechelen, spoke on Tuesday 18 April about migration governance from a local perspective at the International Dialogue on Migration at the United Nations HQ in New York.

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  • Bulgarian government negotiations – comment from ALDE Party President 25/04/2017
    ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP calls on Bulgarian EPP member party Gerb not to form a coalition with the extreme right-wing United Patriots. Bulgaria's future as a constructive member of the EU is much better served with a coalition with the pro-European ALDE member party MRF.
  • Liberal Democrats surpass 100,000 members 25/04/2017
    Earlier this week the Liberal Democrat membership surge took the party to a landmark 100,000 members – thanks to a staggering 12,500 joining since Theresa May announced the snap General Election last Tuesday. Reaching six figures makes the party bigger than it has been since the mid-1990s.
  • Invitation: Liberal breakfast The French Elections 2017: The Morning After 24/04/2017
    Do you want to make of the French presidential election results? Then register for our Liberal breakfast co-hosted with FNF Europe, which will take place on 8 May the morning after the second round of election in France and discuss the outcome's potential impact for France and Europe.
  • Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron wins first round of French presidential elections 23/04/2017
    Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential elections on 23 April. ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP congratulated him: “I wish Macron success in the second round of French presidential elections so that we will be able to work together for a better France and a stronger Europe.”