At the ALDE Party Congress on 8-10 November in Madrid, more than a thousand delegates from all over Europe adopted the liberal Manifesto for the 2019 European elections.
This is the result of a process initiated back in December 2017 when ALDE appointed former Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas to lead the ALDE Manifesto Committee.
The Manifesto outlines the liberal vision for the future of Europe.
As the world changes and faces new challenges, the EU needs to adapt to the changing realities by undertaking institutional and policy reforms to become a capable and leading actor on the world stage.
To achieve this, our proposals in the Manifesto include:
“I’m very happy and proud of this group effort to agree on a strong liberal vision for the European Union of tomorrow. Liberals were particularly innovative for the drafting of this Manifesto as we organised Forums with politicians and experts all over the EU. This would not have been possible without the hard work of all Manifesto Committee members.” Taavi Rõivas said.
“We now have the ideas for our Campaign Team to defend for a stronger and better EU!” added ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen.
At this Congress, liberals also agreed to task the ALDE Party President to - in consultation with the Prime Ministers and Party leaders – suggest a Team of liberal leaders for the campaign. The Campaign Team will be endorsed at an electoral congress to be held in Berlin in early 2019.