With nearly 80 participants, ALDE Party’s individual members held their first transnational event in France, last Saturday in Nice. The main issues on the agenda of the day were Security and Defence, Migration and Brexit.
The event was opened by Rudy Salles, the Deputy Mayor of Nice and via video message by ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP.
On the question of defence, Bartlomiej Nowak (Nowoczesna, Poland), Natalia Pouzyreff MP (Member of French Parliament), Marcus Faber MP (Member of Bundestag), General Camporini (Italy) and Paul Fisher (Chair of UK Lib Dems in France) were part of the panel. The question of the Cyber defence was introduced by Stefano Da Empoli (Chair of I-COM Institute).
On the question of migration, an overview was presented by Antoine Kerdagallan, followed by a round table with the participation of Alexandra Valetta Ardisson MP (Member of French Parliament), Odile Leperre-Verrier (former MEP), Vera Nesco (Deputy Mayor of Vintimille), Pascal Hureau (Deputy Mayor of Montrouge) and Pierre Cazenave (Head of Terre des Hommes International).
The third theme was Brexit, which was introduced by Paul Fisher and Benedetto Della Vedova (National Coordinator PIU EUROPA, Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs-Italy).
Participants of the event came from amongst other, Germany, Poland, Canada, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy and France.
They discussed a number of proposals on these topics which will elaborated further in the months to come.
A number of events have been discussed and are in the pipeline for 2019, notably on “After Brexit” in June 2019 and meet the new MEPs, in October 2019 in Strasbourg.