29 Jun, 2023

Liberal leaders join Renew Europe Leaders’ Summit

On Thursday 29 June, liberal leaders and politicians gathered in Brussels for the Renew Europe Leaders’ Summit to discuss the future direction of our political family towards the European elections next year. 

The meeting, held before the European Council on 29-30 June, brought together Heads of State and Government, European Commissioners and more than 50 party and group leaders from across Europe, as well as ALDE Party Co-Presidents Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP and Senator Timmy Dooley.

Political leaders met in the morning and led a discussion on their political vision around impending challenges such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the climate crisis and rising inflation. Later, participants engaged in roundtable discussions centred around the European economy, the green transition and European values.

Key liberal leaders present included Prime Ministers Xavier Bettel (Luxembourg), Kaja Kallas (Estonia) and Mark Rutte (Netherlands); European Council President Charles Michel; European Commissioners Margrethe Vestager, Didier Reynders, Věra Jourová, Kadri Simson and Janez Lenarčič; as well as numerous national leaders from ALDE Party member parties. 

Co-President Dooley said: "The upcoming European elections are a crucial pivot point for the shape of our continent's future. Liberals stand committed to promoting progress and bettering the living standards for the next generation." 

Co-President Kyuchyuk added: "Our position as kingmakers is not guaranteed. With less than a year to go until the European elections, we must convince people that when liberals govern, people's problems are solved." 

You can watch the highlights of the Summit on our Twitter or below. 

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