This is a summary of some of the many initiatives that the ALDE group has dealt with over the past five years and on which it has made a particular contribution to the benefit of Europe’s 500 million citizens.
The EU has faced unprecedented challenges over the course of the last five years and significant choices have been made that will change the shape and focus of the EU for years to come on issues such as securing economic growth, responding to threats to our security and tackling climate change.
Globalisation and the economic crisis have meant that decisions taken in the EU have an even greater impact on people's everyday lives, while Brexit and the rise of far-right populism pose an existential challenge for the future of the Union itself. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) has played a central role in much of this decision-making, frequently deciding the outcome of votes between the poles of Left and Right and often considered by votewatch.eu as the most influential group in the European Parliament for much of the legislature.
Through the activities of ALDE group and its MEPs, as well as of Liberal Commissioners, ALDE has sought to make the EU and its Member States act more effectively and efficiently.
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