Last week, ALDE Party’s Norwegian member party Venstre, presented its pro-European vision for the Nordic country ahead of local elections next year.
The party congress, held in Oslo, had as its main theme ‘Green and vibrant local communities’ signaling the party’s commitment to focusing on the challenges ahead: green energy, sustainable transportation and the circular economy.
Venstre’s party leader, Guri Melby, also put the spotlight on foreign affairs, particularly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
ALDE Party co-President Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP delivered a keynote address where he praised Venstre’s role in the opposition and their pro-European stance: “We can only protect our values together with our liberal, democratic allies. This is why having Norway as a member of the European Union just makes sense… We need you in the room where these decisions are made.”
ALDE Party Vice President and leader of Golos, Kira Rudik MP, also delivered a speech where she commended Melby for her support for the Ukrainian people: “We are able to defend and return our territories for two reasons - our heroes are brave and courageous, the second reason is no less important - our defenders do not fight with empty hands because the allies supply us with weapons”
Photo credit: Thea Elvestuen, Venstre 2022.