31 May, 2022

Liberals discuss sanctions against Russia at Renew Europe Pre-Summit

On 30 May, ALDE Party co-Presidents Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP and Timmy Dooley attended the meeting of our political family ahead of a decisive European Council Summit. The meeting was hosted by the Renew Europe Group President Stéphane Séjourné. The focus of the meeting was Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine, the sixth package of sanctions and energy prices in Europe.

Leaders were also joined by the newly elected Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Kiril Petkov, as well as the leader of the party Polska2050, Szymon Hołownia, whose party joined the liberal group in the European Parliament late last year.

The liberal family were the only political family to meet before this extraordinary European Council Summit.

The participants were:

European Council

  • Charles Michel, President of the European Council
  • Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic
  • Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
  • Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

European Commission

  • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
  • Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice
  • Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
  • Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market


  • Kiril Petkov, Prime Minister, Bulgaria
  • Szymon Hołownia, President, Polska 2050

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