On 23 June, ahead of the European Council, Heads of State and government, European Commissioners and liberal and democrats party leaders met in Brussels to discuss the geopolitical, economic and environmental future of Europe in the first-ever Renew Europe Leaders Meeting.
The meeting was attended by ALDE Party co-Presidents Senator Timmy Dooley and Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP, and Vice-Presidents Dita Charanzová MEP, Luis Garicano MEP and recently elected Ukrainian leader Kira Rudik MP.
Participating in the pre-summit meeting of #EU liberals @RenewEurope @ALDEParty to discuss #Ukraine 🇺🇦 and #Moldova 🇲🇩, #Russia' war and before all the #WesternBalkans and the opportunity to unlock the EU 🇪🇺 integration process with #NorthMacedonia 🇲🇰 and #Albania 🇦🇱. pic.twitter.com/FlkwwCiJWZ— Ilhan Kyuchyuk (@ilhankyuchyuk) June 23, 2022
Among high-profile liberals Prime Ministers Alexander De Croo (Belgium), Emmanuel Macron (France), Michéal Martin (Ireland) and Mark Rutte (The Netherlands), European Commissioners Thierry Breton and Janez Lenarčič attended the event hosted by Renew Europe Group President Stéphane Séjourné MEP and more than 20 party leaders.
Leaders of the growing liberal and pro-European family met in Brussels ahead of #EUCO and adopted a declaration pledging to bring change to European politics. We are #StrongerTogether! @timmydooley @ilhankyuchyuk @charanzova @lugaricano @kiraincongress @RenewEurope pic.twitter.com/k6Lf2EQIAT— ALDE Party (@ALDEParty) June 23, 2022
After a meeting and a working lunch, leaders adopted a declaration pledging to bring change to European politics. Outlining their offer to European voters of an alternative to the status quo and the dangerous proposals of the populists and extremists, from both right and left, the leaders adopted a vision of reform and delivery for EU citizens. In the declaration leaders agree to work on: forging Europe as a geopolitical power, accelerate the European Green agenda, trace a complete roadmap to European sovereignty, complete our single market and regenerate our democratic system, among other things.