Party Leader: Riccardo Magi
Più Europa is a pro-European, federalist and liberal Italian political party born in 2017 from the meeting between the Italian Radicals and the Forza Europa movement with a view to running an electoral list in the 2018 Italian general election. Founded by Italian senator Emma Bonino, it is led by its Secretary General Riccardo Magi in the Italian Parliament, currently retaining two seats in the Chamber of Deputies after the Italian general election in 2022.
The party aims to work to defend and improve the lives of citizens, protecting their rights and freedoms, defending the European Union of today to build that of tomorrow.
Aleanca Kosova E Re
Party Leader: Behgjet Pacolli
New Kosovo Alliance (Aleanca Kosova e Re), founded in 2006, is a liberal political party in Kosovo standing for a sovereign and independent Kosovo, with a functional and effective state, in full service to its citizens, a society with dignity, and the will to renew the creative energies of the Kosovar people.
New Kosovo Alliance supports the basic liberal values of human rights, freedom coupled with personal responsibility, equal opportunities and the rule of law.
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Party Leader: Naomi Long
The Alliance Party, founded in 1970, is a political party in Northern Ireland. The party was born with the aim to heal the bitter divisions in their community and promote partnership and reconciliation between people from different backgrounds. Alliance stands for a shared society which is free from intimidation, discrimination, and fear and has been campaigning to build a united community for all people, firmly based on the highest standards of individual rights. Lead by Naomi Long MLA, the party is currently the fifth largest in Northern Ireland.
Party Leader: Andrej Babiš
ANO is a political movement established by billionaire Andrej Babis in 2011. ANO self-defines as a centre-right political party which aims to bring significant changes in the Czech society as well as political and economic reforms. The party stands against corruption and works to build a well-functioning and prosperous community with democratic political representation and the pursuit of pragmatic solutions. Currently, ANO is the main political force in Czech Republic.
Armenian National Congress
Party Leader: Levon Ter-Petrosyan
Armenian National Congress, previously Armenian National Movement, has led the nation-wide democratic movement in Armenia since 1988 and was the first liberal-democratic force in the Soviet Union to depose Communists through parliamentary elections in 1990. The party led Armenia to independence in 1991, and conducted sweeping liberal reforms of privatization and democratization. Under the party’s leader and First President, Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s rule, a cease-fire was reached in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Armenian National Congress stands for the continuation of liberal-democratic reforms to boost civil liberties, human rights and competition, both in economic and political systems, building technology-based socio-economic progress and peacefully settling conflicts with all neighbours.
Party Leader: Edmon Marukyan
Bright Armenia (Lusavor Hayastan) was founded in 2015, on the basis of the Enlightenment ideology. Bright Armenia’s philosophy is aimed at the development of liberal, progressive solutions and reforms. The vision of the Party is to modernise Armenia with the sustained principles of separation of power and equal opportunities, where an individual is not a means but a goal.
Party Leader: Ivica Puljak
Originally found in 2013 as a citizens’ initiative called Za pametne ljude i pametan grad (“For smart people and a smart city”) ahead of the local elections in Split, two years later it transformed into the political party Pametno ("Intelligently") and participated in their first parliamentary elections in 2015. The party gained its first seat in the Croatian parliament at the Sabor elections of 2020, and in November 2020 joined forces with Dalija Orešković's Party with a First and Last Name to form a single party called Centar.
Party Leader: Muharrem Demirok
Founded in 1913, the Centre Party is a green liberal party in Sweden with its foundation based on equal rights and the individual’s freedom. Decentralisation, empowering small business and entrepreneurship, and sustainability and environment are the Centre Party’s cornerstones. The EU should work more efficiently, and member countries should collaborate and tackle cross-border challenges such as climate change and safety issues. Together with the ALDE Party, we can build a freer Europe based on democracy, transparency, and responsibility.
Party Leader: Adrián Vázquez Lázara (Secretary General)
Ciudadanos is a nation-wide Spanish party born in Catalonia in 2006. As a liberal, progressive and constitutionalist political project, Ciudadanos believes in an open society of free and equal citizens. One that advances individual liberties and empowers transparent and democratic institutions.
Rooted in profound European values, Ciudadanos stands for a united and diverse Spain within a strong European Union, confronting nationalism and populism. It is also committed to the knowledge-based economy and a staunch defender of the evidence-based policy making as ways to achieve lasting consensus that better the lives of our citizens.
Party Leader: Vladimir Girniak
Civic Position started its activity in 2010 participating in parliamentary, presidential and local elections. In September 2019, Vladimir Girniak was elected the Chairman of the Coordination Council of the Party. Today the Civic Position has about 560 deputies and heads of local councils. The Party has about 400 organizations and more than 3500 members. In June 2016, Civic Position became a full ALDE Party member.
The Party unites people to build Ukraine as a powerful European state, a regional leader, guided by the principle of three "Ps" (in Ukrainian) - professionalism, decency, patriotism. The key task of the Party is to build a socio-political system in Ukraine that will allow to use the creative potential of every person and community and will be based on their high morality and responsibility. In its activities the Party leans on active civil society and its basis - the middle class.
Party Leader: Rob Jetten
Democrats 66 is a progressive liberal party founded in 1966 with the purpose of revitalizing and renewing Dutch democracy. Its outright rejection of political ideology marked the birth of the first program-based, pragmatic political party in Dutch politics.
D66’s guiding principles include defending freedom of conscience, striving for the greatest possible individual freedom based on equal opportunity, furthering clear and consequential politics, encouraging sustainable economic growth for the benefit of all citizens, and completing the political and economic integration of the peoples and countries of Europe. Currently, D66 is one of four governing parties in the Netherlands and holds 19 out of 150 seats in Dutch Parliament.
Party Leader: Lex Delles
Alongside Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the Democratic Party (DP) stands for social and liberal values to achieve economic, social and environmental justice for all citizens in Luxembourg. The party defends fundamental freedoms and stand for a united and peaceful Europe.
After implementing many electoral promises such as free public transport, a more flexible and better paid parental leave and free and improved care services, the party wants to put plans in place more flexible working hours, teleworking and co-working spaces close to people’s homes, and fair taxes.
Party Leader: Marios Garoyian
Founded in 2018, Dimokratiki Parataxi (Democratic Alignment) is a centrist political party founded in 2018 for “all Cypriot citizens who pursue the liberation and the re-unification of the country”.
The Leader of the Democratic Alignment is Marios Garoyian. Prior to the founding of the Democratic Alignment, Garoyian has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2006, as well as President of the House of Representatives from 2008-2011. Despite the fact the party has its headquarters in Nicosia, the Democratic Alignment holds Pan-Cyprian conferences in all regions.
Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi
Party Leader: Mustafa Karadayi
Movement for Rights and Freedoms was founded in 1990 to cherish Turkish and Muslim interests in Bulgaria. At the 2017 Bulgarian Parliamentary elections, MRF won 26 out of 240 seats which made them the fourth biggest party in Parliament. The Chairman is Mustafa Karadayi who was unanimously elected in 2016 at the 9th National MRF Conference.
Party Leader: Mihhail Kõlvart
Founded in 1991, Eesti Keskerakond ("Estonian Centre Party") is a centrist political party which aims to guarantee Estonia’s independence and sovereignty, secure European welfare state and a dignified life with respect of fundamental values. Eesti Keskerakond self-defines as the party of the liberal middle class with humanistic goals aiming to bring democratic reforms. Historically, the party has been the most popular among Russian-speaking citizens. Currently, Centre Party is one of the three largest political parties in Estonia.
Party Leader: Kaja Kallas
Reform Party, founded in 1994, is an Estonian political party that stands for a free and opportunity-rich environment in which new and better ideas can be born that will advance the lives of everyone. The party’s policy is based on simple liberal values, such as the freedom of the individual, the protection of enterprising people and entrepreneurs, low taxes and tolerance. Currently, the party is one of the main driving forces in the political landscape and its influence has been significant regarding free market and low taxes.
European Party of Ukraine
Party Leader: Mykola Katerynchuk
The European Party of Ukraine, founded in 2006, is a social liberal party in Ukraine. The party self-describes as a centre-right liberal party, which particularly defends the interest of the middle class. The European Party of Ukraine aims at participating in building a free, democratic, legal, just society in Ukraine and to promote Ukraine's integration into the European Union, advocating for the consolidation of the Ukrainian nation as well as to strengthen Ukraine's state independence.
Freie Demokratische Partei
Party Leader: Christian Lindner
Since its foundation in 1948, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) has contributed to major milestones in the German history including the adoption of the most liberal constitution and the introduction of the social market economy; the successful Western integration, the new "Ostpolitik" and German reunification. The Free Democrats believe in human rights, the rule of law, free trade, a strong social market economy and equal chances for all. Under the banner of "German Courage" - as opposed to the concept of "German Angst" - FDP strives to empower individuals and promote economic growth and social progress.
Party Leader: Micheál Martin
Fianna Fáil, founded as an Irish republican party in 1926, is a liberal and centre-right political party committed to building An Ireland For All. Fianna Fáil advocates for the reunification of Ireland by peaceful means, the creation of a self-sustaining country, and the strengthening of Ireland, and believes that the government should have an active role in the economic development. Fianna Fáil has dominated the Irish political life for many years and currently, is one of the biggest political forces in Ireland.
Party Leader: Tamar Kekenadze
Free Democrats, founded in 2008 by Georgia’s former ambassador to the UN Irakli Alasania, is a liberal political party in Georgia. The party considers the dignity and freedom of the individual as a central value. The goal of Free Democrats is to develop the country into a law-based state, where the fundamental principles of the rule of law, protection of basic human rights and freedoms, supremacy of law and a division of powers are ensured.
Freisinnig-Demokratische Partei der Schweiz
Party Leader: Thierry Burkart
FDP-The Liberals, founded in 2009 after the merger betweenf the Free Democratic Party and the Liberal Party of Switzerland, is a liberal and reform-oriented political party in Switzerland. The party stands for personal responsibility, competition and healthy public finances while fighting against paternalism, bureaucracy and an inflated state.
FDP stands for a cosmopolitan Switzerland in a globalized world and cooperation with the EU though bilateral treaties, but against EU accession. Currently, FDP is the joint-largest party in the Federal Council, the third-largest party in the National Council, and the second largest in the Council of States.
Party Leader: Kira Rudik
Golos, translated to "Voice" and "Vote", is a liberal and pro-European political party founded in May 2019 ahead of the parliamentary elections that year where it successfully entered the Parliament. The party defines itself in the Ukrainian Parliament as the party that is liberal and progressive in both social and economic issues. It advocates the separation of money from politics and focuses on combating corruption through de-oligarchisation and seeking to increase the efficiency of the state through the introduction of modern technologies.
Golos wants to create a country in which growth and development will prevail, not the eternal struggle against corruption, poverty and injustice; to build a country in which citizens no longer complain about the present and do not mourn the past, but plan for the future.
Party Leader: Anka Mrak-Taritaš
Two core values guide GLAS' (Civic Liberal Alliance) political activity: individual freedom and green development. The party stands for an open, tolerant and secular society and state; the measure of any policy is personal freedom and equal rights and opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background and personal choices.
GLAS is also a green party: environmental protection and the fight against climate change is not just a necessity, it is also a chance to build a successful economy and development on entirely new foundations. They call for an economy that is capable of securing wellbeing and affluence for people across Europe, without jeopardising the future of generations to come.
Party Leader: Jürg Grossen
The Green Liberal Party (GLP), also known as the Green Liberals, is a progressive Swiss political party that seeks to connect liberal economic and social policies with environmental goals and principles of sustainability. The GLP believes in getting things done through cooperation across the political spectrum while remaining faithful to its principles.
It is unequivocally pro-European, defending international cooperation and multilateralism, particularly at the European level, as it feels it is the only way to tackle global challenges. It believes Switzerland’s strong and active involvement in key policy areas such as the single market or the European Research Area is vital for the country’s future and prosperity.
Hrvatska narodna stranka – Liberalni demokrati
Party Leader: Mirko Korotaj
Croatian’s People Party – Liberal Democrats (HNS), founded in 1990, is a liberal political party in Croatia. HNS advocates for a modern and civil state of equal and satisfied citizens. Their driving vision is the modernization, expansion of individual and national rights and a peaceful transformation of the society.
Party Leader: Rui Rocha
Iniciativa Liberal (IL) is the liberal party of Portugal. Iniciativa Liberal champions free individuals, free societies, and free economies, and advocates for more economic, political, and social liberty.
The party was founded in 2017 with no well-known political or media personalities. Known as the "responsible rebels", IL has been challenging the statist establishment by fiercely fighting for liberal ideals. Iniciativa Liberal is currently the fourth largest party in Portuguese parliament, and has set the goal to end the bipartisan party system which has governed Portugal for almost five decades.
Istarski Demokratski Sabor
Party Leader: Dalibor Paus
The Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS), founded in 1990, is a political party based on the tradition of European parliamentary democracies and the need for equal inclusion of the citizens of Istria and Istrian islands in current and future economic, spiritual and political developments in this region and in Croatia. IDS advocates for the decentralization of Croatia and aims to develop all the characteristics and wealth of Istria and the Istrian islands as a regional entity shaped by a distinctive ethnic, economic, and cultural wealth. Currently, IDS is the largest regionalist party in Croatia.
Party Leader: Annika Saarikko
The Centre Party of Finland is a national movement strongly rooted in Finnish ideology. The party is an independent force driven to create a sustainable partnership between humankind and nature, places powerful emphasis on democracy, on the recognition of the strengths of a decentralised society, spiritual and human values that stand up against materialism, and the strengthening of one's internal growth as a definition of civilisation.
Kustība "Par!" (Movement Pro!) is a social-liberal political party in Latvia, founded in July 2017, to build a free, just, modern, and united Latvia. The party's manifesto emphasizes individual liberty, the need for cohesion in society, equality of opportunity, and the rule of law over power. In 2018, as part of a liberal alliance Attīstībai/Par! (Development/For!) with two other liberal parties, Kustība "Par!" won 13/100 seats in the Latvian parliamentary elections and one seat in the European Parliament in 2019. The party is led by Laima Geikina, Inese Voika and Vladislava Marāne.
Party Leader: Aušrinė Armonaitė
Laisvės partija is a brand new liberal political start-up in Lithuania, launched in 2019 by MP Aušrinė Armonaitė and Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius. The party counts over 3000 members and 2000 friends of the party. It is the only growing political movement in Lithuania.
Laisvės partija is unapologetically liberal, with no "ifs" or "buts". The party's ideological platform is built on three pillars - human rights, innovative economy and education for the future. After facing its first ever Parliamentary elections in 2020, the party is now is aiming to speak loud and clear about marriage equality, decriminalisation of soft drugs, building an education system for the XXI century and rebooting the country's economy so it can be both green and innovative.
Latvijas attīstībai (For Latvia’s development) is a classical-liberal political party in Latvia, founded in 2013. It promotes the rights of private enterprises and advocates for economic liberalism in addition to human rights, freedom of individuals and equal treatment for all. Latvijas attīstībai is associated with pragmatic idealism and rational decision-making. It is represented in Latvia's National Parliament and the European Parliament, as well as multiple Municipal governments in Latvia.
Party Leader: Monika Zajkova
The Liberal Democratic Party was founded in 1997 when the Democratic Party and the Liberal Party united forces. Since then, the party has participated in all elections that have taken place in the Republic of North Macedonia and now forms part of the country’s government coalition with the Social Democratic Party.
Through its programme, the party promotes liberal and democratic values such as human rights, freedom of the press, protection of small and medium-sized enterprises, flat tax, legalisation of cannabis, justice, and more. The party’s goals include being the corrective of government policies, representing citizens’ interests in the country, spreading the liberal values and raising awareness of the importance of liberal democracy.
Party Leader: Ed Davey
The Liberal Democrats are a centre-left Opposition party formed in 1988 by merging the Liberal Party and Social Democrats. The Party is passionately pro-European, internationalist and environmentalist. It was a junior partner in the Coalition Government of 2010-2015. It currently has 15 MPs and 83 members of the House of Lords, plus extensive representation in local government.
As the constitution states, the Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.
Party Leader: Viktorija Čmilyté-Nielsen
Liberal Movement (Liberalų Sąjūdis) believes in an independent, creative individual, and in a society that is democratic and socially responsible, where citizens and national institutions collaborate and maintain a stable, growing quality of life for everyone.
The party's priority is to invest in an independent and creative individual, to lay down the most appropriate conditions for accessible education for all, where a person can succeed on the job market, engage in civil society and be spiritually prosperous. It also sees a third republic where people control their accountable and open leadership, where children are taught, sick people are cured, and criminals are punished.
Liberal Party of Gibraltar
Party Leader: Joseph García
The Gibraltar National Party was founded in 1991 and subsequently re-named into Liberal Party of Gibraltar (GLP). Since then, they have formed an alliance with the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party. The last general election took place in October 2019 where the GLP-GSLP alliance won 53% of the vote. They are now part of the Government with three Liberal Ministers.
GLP is also a sister party of the British Liberal Democrats and are part of the South-West England constituency at European Parliamentary elections on a joint ticket taking place six on the party list. The leader of GLP is historian Dr. Joseph Garcia.
Party Leader: Johan Pehrson
Liberalerna ("Liberals") has a long-standing tradition as a Swedish liberal party fighting for equal opportunities for its citizens. The party was formed in 1934 under the name Folkpartiet by a merger of the parliamentary parties, the Swedish Liberal Party and the Frisinnade folkpartiet and was called the "People’s Party". From 1990, the party was called the Liberal People's Party and in 2015 the official name Liberalerna was adopted.
After the 2022 Swedish general election, Liberalerna agreed to form a coalition government with the Christian Democrats, Moderate Party and Sweden Democrats as part of the Tidö Agreement. Johan Pehrson, also the Swedish Minister for Employment and for Integration, serves as party leader since April 2022.
Liberalisok - Magyar Liberális Párt
Party Leader: Anett Bősz
The Hungarian Liberal Party - Liberals (Liberálisok) was formed in 2013 and has represented liberal views and standpoints in the Hungarian Parliament since 2014. The party, both inside and outside of parliament, continues to fight against the “illiberal state” of Fidesz in favour of a more accepting, humane and open society.
Party Leader: Ferenc Gelencsér
Momentum Mozgalom ("Momentum Movement") was founded in 2015 as an association led by Dániel Károly Csala. After their protest on Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics they became an official political party and started to campaign for elections. They just missed the threshold in the 2018 National elections Momentum, but subsequently became the 3rd biggest Hungarian party at the 2019 European elections and won in the local elections. In 2022, Ferenc Gelencsér replaced András Fekete-Győr as party leader.
Party Leader: Georges-Louis Bouchez
MR is the oldest party on the European continent. Founded in 1846, it is a French-speaking right-wing and center-right party, born out of the coalition of several parties. Belgium's current Prime Minister Alexander De Croo is a member of the party, as well as his predecessor Sophie Wilmès.
The political, economic, social and cultural project of the party is genuinely humanist, based on freedom and democracy, favouring the general interest. The party believes that the tremendous potential of ideas which constitutes the DNA of liberal democracy must not remain an abstraction: it is a force for transforming society, aiming concretely to reduce poverty, insecurity, suffering, inequality. MR's view of liberalism is to place the human being at the centre of all political action, and to assert and defend the rights of each individual against pressure from organized groups.
Party Leader: Arif Hacılı
Founded in 1911, Musavat Party is the oldest political party in Azerbaijan, and played a key role as the ideological motor behind the foundation of the first democratic republic of Azerbaijan in 1918. Led by Arif Hacili, the party's key goals include protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, creating a free society based on free, liberal market principles, equal rights for all and transparency.
Musavat believes that free and fair elections, accountability of central and local governments and all constitutional rights (freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and gender equality) must be fully safeguarded and respected. It also supports European and transatlantic integration, regularly participating in discussions regarding the EU’s Eastern Partnership project.
During snap parliamentary elections in 2020, Musavat participated with 60 registered candidates for 125 districts. As a result of mass fraud and undemocratic electoral procedures, highlighted by various international organisations, it failed to obtain a parliamentary seat.
Party Leader: Edin Forto
Naša Stranka ("Our Party") was founded in 2008 by Danis Tanović and Dino Mustafić out of dissatisfaction with the political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tanović and Mustafić became Vice-Presidents of the party, Bojan Bajić was elected President and Fadil Šero became Secretary-General. The support for Naša Stranka grew throughout the years, which resulted in more seats in the House of Representatives of BiH (3) and the House of Representatives of the Federation of BiH (6). Edin Forto is the party's current leader since 2021, succeeding Predrag Kojović who had been at the helm from 2015.
Party Leader: Beate Meinl-Reisinger
The party was founded in 2012 as “NEOS - The New Austria” and participated in the 2013 legislative elections in an alliance with “Liberal Forum”. They won 9 seats and became the smallest faction in the National Council. This alliance resulted in a merge between both parties, which was named “NEOS”. During the snap legislative election of 2019 NEOS increased their support with nearly 3% in comparison to 2017 and improved the number of seats from 10 to 15 in the National Council.
Party Leader: Adam Szłapka
Nowoczesna believes in freedom and equality of all citizens and wants to see Poland’s institutions restored in alignment with European values of unity, democracy and rule of law. Born out of the eagerness for progress, Nowoczesna is the party of innovative and creative minds looking ahead to a better future, striving to create conditions that will best enable Poland's potential.
Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten
Party Leader: Tom Ongena
Open VLD is the only flemish liberal party in Belgium. Alongside its Francophone sister party MR, it is also the heir of the Liberal Party that was founded on 16 June 1846, the first modern political party in Belgium. Open VLD promotes an inclusive, democratic society and a market economy which allows citizens to lead prosperous lives and protects those who suffer from hardship. Open VLD is a staunchly pro-European party that wants the EU to play a prominent role in a multilateral world where peace must be actively pursued.
Party Leader: Dorin Chirtoacă
Anatol Șalaru founded the party in 1993 as “Party of Reform” (Partidul Reformei). In 2005, party members decided on the party's current naming of Liberal Party (Partidul Liberal) and Mihai Ghimpu was elected leader of the Party. The Liberal Party joined the coalition in 2009 until 2019. Dorin Chirtoacă is the leader of the Liberal Party since 2018.
Partit Liberal d'Andorra
Party Leader: Jordi Gallardo Fernández
The party was established as the Liberal Union (Unió Liberal) in 1992 by Marc Forné Molné, the third prime minister of Andorra. The year after its founding it received 22% of the vote, gaining five seats in the General Council, making it the second largest party. In 2011 they became Liberales de Andorra.
Its current leader, Jordi Gallardo Fernàndez, was Minister of Economy in Andorra from 2019 to 2023.
Party Leader: Michal Šimečka
Progressive Slovakia (PS) was founded in 2017. At the 2019 Presidential elections, the party's candidate Zuzana Čaputová won a two-round vote with nearly 60%, becoming the first female President in the history of Slovakia. At the 2022 party Congress, MEP and European Parliament Vice-President Michal Šimečka was elected as party leader. In 2023, he led PS to a historic election result, receiving 17.96% of the popular vote and entering the Slovak Parliament for the first time with 32 MPs as the second-biggest political force in Slovakia.
Party Leader: Igor Boni
Radicali Italiani is an Italian liberal movement founded in 2001. Its principles are the defence of rule of law and democracy, gandhian nonviolence, secularity of the state and freedom of religion, European federalism, environmentalism and anti-prohibitionism. Their political action is based on the promotion of civil and human rights, the defence of the Constitution's principles through participatory democracy and the proposal of a comprehensive reform of justice.
At their annual conference in November 2019, Radicali members have elected Massimiliano Iervolino as secretary general, Giulia Crivellini as treasurer and Igor Boni as president.
Party Leader: Martin Lidegaard
Radikale Venstre, the Danish Social Liberal Party, was formed in 1905 after splitting from the ALDE Party's other Danish member party Venstre. Antimilitarists gathered in a new social liberal wing with a bigger focus for culture and reducing social inequality. With a long track record of government participation, Radikale Venstre (“Radical Left”) provides parliamentary support to the Frederiksen cabinet. In November 2022, Martin Lidegaard became the party leader succeeding Sofie Carsten Nielsen.
Republican Party of Georgia
Party Leader: Khatuna Samnidze
Founded in 1978, the primary goal of the Republican Party of Georgia has been to achieve independence from the Soviet Union and build a truly democratic state. The Republican Party has actively participated in all political developments in the country and as liberals, its main goals are developing democratic institutions, the establishment of the rule of law state with free and independent judiciary system, protection of human rights and promotion of Georgia’s aspirations for European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Partiya Narodnoy Svobody
Party Leader: Mikhail Kasyanov
People's Freedom Party (PARNAS) in Russia is a political party that fights for liberal values, such as human rights, democracy and a free and competitive market. PARNAS defends the systemic decommunisation of Russia in order to completely move away from its totalitarian Soviet past, fights to represent the interest of pro-European Russian citizens and strives to carry out protests against Putin’s regime and usurpation of power.
The party strongly condemns Putin’s aggressive domestic and foreign policy and consistently stands in opposition to it. The ruling authorities impose many restrictions on the party’s political activities, including blocking access to elections and blackmailing activists. Boris Nemtsov, the party's late co-leader, was murdered near the Kremlin in 2015, and the organisers of this political assassination have not yet been found.
Party Leader: Nikolai Rybakov
The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko is the oldest Russian democratic party, formed in 1993 first as an electoral bloc. Today Yabloko has over 28,000 members, regional branches in 79 out of 85 Russian regions, and over 600 local organisations. The party cooperates with human rights and environmental organisations, independent trade unions, culture societies, civil initiatives and public organisations for the protection of citizens’ rights in the social sphere.
Yabloko has been a full member of Liberal International since 2002 and full member of the ALDE Party since 2006. Yabloko had a parliamentary faction in the Russian parliament in three convocations, until the parliamentary elections of 2003 under President Vladimir Putin. Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky came fourth and third in presidential elections of 1996 and 2000, was not allowed to run in the presidential elections of 2012, and came fifth in 2018, when Vladimir Putin became President for the fourth time.
Party Leader: Anna-Maja Henriksson
The Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP) gathers those who want to see an open, inclusive and international society. SFP works for a well-functioning bilingual society in Finland (Swedish and Finnish), a flourishing Nordic cooperation, a stronger European community and global responsibility. SFP believe that prosperity and justice can be found in a society that serves the individual, has an economy that supports private initiatives and considers the environment, has an educational system that gives everyone equal opportunities to develop and a social security system that both supports and activates. As a liberal party SFP believe in freedom, justice, tolerance, equality and openness.
Party Leader: Yuriy Bova
The “People’s Force” (Syla Lyudey) is a Ukranian party, which is built upon transparency and liberal values formed in 2013 before becoming an official political party in August 2014. The party's statute describes the main purpose of the party — the formation and expression of the political will of Ukrainians; promoting the formation of a civil society based on dignity, freedom, justice and well-being, guided by the principles of democracy; and the creation of conditions for the economic and social development of the state.
The party's key values are human development, development of the middle class, sustainable development of Ukraine and the creation of an effective state.
Party Leader: Paul Köllensperger
Team K is a social-liberal force of truly European spirit. It is the newest entry in the political arena of South Tyrol, founded in 2018. It is already the main opposition stronghold against the conservative Südtiroler Volkspartei-led and Lega-supported government. Its mission is to bring back passion about politics to the general public, and to appeal for members and candidates especially with technical experience.
Team K, and its founder Paul Köllensperger, has this vision: to give liberal rights a stronger voice and enhance confidence in the people for political leadership via more Europe, more transparency and more decency in the fight for the best arguments. A new South Tyrol lies on the horizon: modernised, fully digitalised and European by spirit as well as its geography between the Italian and German world.
Liberalna Partija Crne Gore
Party Leader: Vatroslav Belan
The Liberal Party of Montenegro (Liberalna Partija Crne Gore) was founded in 2004 and is a liberal, secular party. It has an open approach to marijuana, advocates LGBT equal rights and strongly supports the EU membership of Montenegro. In June 2023, LPCG members elected Vatroslav Belan as new party leader.
Union des Démocrates et Indépendants
Party Leader: Hervé Marseille
The “Union of Democrats and Independents” is a member of ALDE party since 2016. The center-right party is founded in 2012 by Jean-Louis Borloo. Simone Veil, the first female President of the European Parliament, a former French Minister, and a highly respected French politician, was also one of the founding members. Hervé Marseille succeeded Jean-Christophe Lagarde in 2022 as party leader and is regarded as a convinced European.
Party Leader: Praxoula Antoniadou
United Democrats was founded in 1993 by the former President of Cyprus, George Vasiliou. In March 2007, Praxoula Antoniadou took over the leadership of the party and took office as Minister for Commerce, Industry and Tourism betwen 2011 and 2012. United Democrats are an observer member of the Liberal International.
Party Leader: Cătălin Drulă
USR represents the only liberal party in Romania which has constantly advocated for European values and principles since its birth. Founded in 2020 by the union of USR and PLUS, the party united activists and technocrats that decided to get involved in politics in order to change the system from inside, by fighting corruption and promoting transparency.
USR is committed to strengthening the rule of law in Romania, respecting the civil rights and liberties and making Romania a strong, active and trustworthy member of the EU and NATO. USR stands for the core liberal and European values: freedom, market economy, modernisation starting with the institutions. The solutions for both Romania and the EU reside from European liberalism, a modern centre-right perspective.
Party Leader: Guri Melby
Founded in 1884, Venstre is Norway’s oldest party and its only liberal party, working for freedom, opportunities and a greener tomorrow. The party’s primary focus areas are environmental affairs, education and promoting entrepreneurship. Venstre currently retain eight members in the Storting, Norway's Parliament. Venstre's party leader is Guri Melby, elected in 2020.
Venstre Danmarks Liberale Parti
Party Leader: Troels Lund Poulsen
Venstre (“Left”) has the longest track record of the two Danish ALDE Party members. It has its foundations in a pro-market approach based on a classical economically liberal ideology. Venstre has had many Prime Ministers and is currently in a coalition government, with party leader Troels Lund Poulsen as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence.
Party Leader: Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
Viðreisn - The Liberal Reform Party of Iceland - is a liberal movement whose primary focus is on equal rights and freedom in a just and compassionate society, a stable economy and international cooperation. Viðreisn seeks a just society, where the state prioritises public interests over private interests and all individuals, homes and businesses will receive equal treatment by the state.
The party supports Icelandic EU membership. Following the 2021 parliamentary elections, Viðreisn holds five members in the Icelandic Parliament. Viðreisn has been a full ALDE member party since 2019 and its party leader is Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
Party Leader: Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius
The goals of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) are to give people the capacities to make something extraordinary out of their lives in the Netherlands. The party was founded in January 1948 out of different political parties. In 2010, for the first time in history, the VVD became the largest political party in the Netherlands with Mark Rutte as its party leader and is currently still the governing party in the country.
The VVD is a liberal party that values individual freedom, both in a mental and material sense, as its greatest asset. Other liberal principles emanate from freedom and responsibility: equality, tolerance and social justice. The VVD is optimistic about the future and the opportunities for the next generation. Therefore the VVD continues to aim for a safer, free and prosperous future for The Netherlands.
Party Leader: Giorgi Vashadze
Strategy Aghmashenebeli was founded in 2016 by Giorgi Vashadze, who has been a member of the Parliament of Georgia and Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia. The party’s mission is to unite the country, the security and well-being of all Georgian citizens through both NATO and European Union membership, in order to strengthen Georgia's democratic development. The party currently has three seats in the Parliament of Georgia.
Party Leader: Olena Oleksiivna Shuliak
The ALDE Party leaders - at their meeting on 28 February 2022 - proposed to grant temporary affiliate status to Sluga Narodu (Servant of the People), the party founded by Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The ALDE Party Bureau subsequently adopted the proposal, subsequently granting the party full membership at the ALDE Party Council in Dublin in June 2022.
Sluga Narodu is a party registered in March 2018 to support Zelenskyy and his agenda for President, named aligning with the popular political TV show in which he played the role of a teacher who was elected President. The party then contested and won the 2019 parliamentary elections to hold a one-party majority in the Ukrainian Parliament and form a government. The party's priorities are updating the political system, expanding cooperation with the European Union and NATO, and establishing the values and principles demanded by the Ukrainian society, and are doing so by implementing President Zelenskyy's agenda into concrete bills and political decisions, realising decentralisation and developing local self-government.
Party Leader: Zurab Girchi Japaridze
Girchi ("Pine cone") - More Freedom is a libertarian political party in Georgia founded in 2020 by Zurab Japaridze, former chairman of the New Political Center - Girchi. The party supports Atlanticism, classical liberalism and is pro-European. In the 2021 local elections, the party received 1.44% of the votes and crossed the 2.5% threshold in the Tbilisi City Assembly, where it won 1 seat.
Lelo for Georgia
Party Leader: Mamuka Khazaradze
Lelo for Georgia was founded in December 2019 by businessmen Mamuka Khazaradze and Badri Japaridze. It describes itself as a social liberal party and its objective as seeking to "defeat the bipolar system" that it sees as dominant in Georgia. The party campaigns to strengthen the economy, encourage investments in Georgia and to enhance the daily life conditions of the population.
Acció per Andorra
Party Leader: Judith Pallares
Action for Andorra (Acció per Andorra) was founded in September 2022 by Judith Pallarés, former Minister of Social Affairs and Youth of Andorra. The party identifies itself as a social-liberal party and pro-EU. Its principles include the defence of individual freedom, the general interest and shared social values. According to the party’s manifesto the main priorities include: to defend human rights and promote gender equality, ensuring sustainable economic growth and fair trade; and defend freedom of information and expression as well as the right to privacy.
Acció per Andorra currently retains one seat in the Andorran parliament and also has representatives at local level. Its current leader, Judith Pallarés, was Minister of Civil Service and Reform of the Administration in Andorra from 2019 to 2023.
Pokret Slobodnih Građana
Party Leader: Pavle Grbović
The Free Citizens Movement (Pokret Slobodnih Građana) was founded in May 2017 by Saša Janković, who had held the position of Ombudsman for 10 years and was widely recognised for his fight against the authoritarian regime in Serbia.
PSG identifies itself as a social-liberal party, considered centre-left on the Serbian political spectrum, and part of civic pro-European oriented parties. The party has long been unique and isolated on the political scene of Serbia, even among the opposition parties, due to its political views.
Partia Demokratike e Kosovës
Party Leader: Memli Krasniqi
The Democratic Party of Kosovo (Partia Demokratike e Kosovës, PDK) was established on in October 1999 in the immediate aftermath of the war in Kosovo.
The party is committed to establishing a sustainable, professional and efficient national security system in cooperation with the European Union, NATO, the United States of America,
neighbouring countries and countries of the region to enable a sustainable security environment for all citizens of the Republic of Kosovo. It defines itself as positioned in the centre-right of the political spectrum in Kosovo.
Since its foundation, the party has governed with other parties in the centre and centre-right of the domestic political spectrum.
Party Leader: Davor Nađi
Fokus was founded by independent politicians and entrepreneurs from the Zagreb County area in March 2020 ahead of the national elections held the following in June. Its President is Davor Nađi.
Fokus identifies itself as a “centre-liberal party, not right, not left" and has three members of the Croatian Parliament, as well as six mayors (four cities and two municipalities), 50 seats in local and regional assemblies, and several positions of leadership in city and municipality councils.
Coaliția pentru Unitate și Bunăstare
Party Leader: Igor Munteanu
The Coalition for Unity and Wellbeing (Coaliția pentru Unitate si Bunăstare) was founded in November 2022 by Igor Munteanu. The original idea of a new political project emerged from a series of public discussions held in different cities of Moldova on the ideas of subsidiarity, decentralisation and human rights promotion.
The party was formed to protect individual freedoms, promoting the ideas of limited but effective government, middle class balancing and stabilisation role in modern society, as well as presenting a common front of promoting EU democratic values and drive for the institutional European accession of Moldova.
Liberali Democratici Europei
Party Leader: Andrea Marcucci
Liberali Democratici Europei ("European Liberal Democrats", LDE), also stylised as libdem europei, is a liberal political party formed in Italy on 14 January 2023 by Giuseppe Benedetto, Alessandro De Nicola, Oscar Giannino and Sandro Gozi. Led by Andrea Marcucci and Piero Cecchinato, LDE aim to unite various Italian liberal factions for the upcoming European elections under a single list.
The party was conceived to to foster a singular Italian liberal entity promoting democratic and competitive ideologies and aims to offer a credible alternative to the destabilising forces of populism, advocating for a European vision that's liberal, progressive, and committed to ecological sustainability.
Party Leader: Carlo Calenda
Azione ("Action") is a liberal political party in Italy, led by Carlo Calenda, current member of the Italian Senate and a former Minister of Economic Development and MEP. The party was founded in 2019 to fight the forces of left and right-wing populism, and vows to promote the values of liberal democracy, free market economy and social solidarity. Azione is a growing political force: at the last parliamentary elections in September 2022, the party ran in a centrist alliance which obtained 2.1 million votes (7.8%), bringing four senators and 11 deputies into the Italian Parliament.