This week, the ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) released their principles document, "Principles that make cities and communities liberal", which stems from discussions within the liberal mayors network, aiming to prove that liberal principles are the right ones to develop successful urban societies, and outlining how mayors can put them into practice. This publication will be of interest to liberal politicians and activists working at any level of government, as a useful source of reference for the liberal principles that guide their political action.
President of the ALDE Group in the Cor, Bart Somers said: “It is in cities where many of society’s key objectives for the future succeed or fail. It is often said that local politics is simply about practical solutions and that ideologies don’t matter, but we believe otherwise. A mayor with the right ideas and successful formulas can make a big difference, just as mayors with the wrong ideas can aggravate existing problems and bring on new ones.”
Read more on the website of the ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions.