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33 posts
ELDR Congress Palermo NEW
Jonathan Fryer 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 49 Minutes ago
There has been a distinctively festive air at the ELDR Congress in Palermo, Sicily, over the past few days, not because the eurozone’s crisis has markedly eased — it hasn’t — but because the Italians are feeling a sense of hug...
It's official: Sir Graham Watson elected new ELDR party president NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
It's official: shortly after 5.30pm local time, Sir Graham Watson, the sole Liberal Democrat MEP for the South West, was declared the new President of the European Liberal and Democrat and Reform party (ELDR), elected unopposed with massive support b...
Sir Graham Watson MEP elected President of ELDR party NEW
Graham Watson 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Liberal Democrat MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar and the former leader of the Liberal ALDE group in the European Parliament Sir Graham Watson MEP has today been elected President of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform party. ELDR...
SW MEP only formal candidate for ELDR presidency vote - but it's no done deal yet NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Years, 4 Weeks, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Twelve months ago we learned that South West Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson was to stand as a candidate for the presidency of the European Liberal and Democrat and Reform party (ELDR).This week, the ELDR bureau, members, and associates have c...
Roche Re-elected ELDR VP NEW
Stephen Spillane 4 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia Irish Minister for Europe, Dick Roche, has been re-elected as one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Liberal Democratic and Reform Party at its recent congress in Helsinki. He was originally elected last November at the ELDR&#...
ELDR Conference 2010 NEW
The European Citizen 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
ELDR, the pan-European Liberal party that is part of ALDE in the European Parliament (and counts the UK Liberal Democrats, Irish Fianna Fáil and Dutch VVD among its ranks), is holding its last day of its annual congress in Helsinki today. I've only...
ELDR and Demographic Change NEW
Jonathan Fryer 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The ELDR Congress that has been taking place in Helsinki since Wednesday is the largest ever and is indubitably one of the best. The high turnout reflects not only the growing number of member parties across Europe — the Liberal Party of Moldov...
Auteursrecht: liberalen laten internetgebruikers in de steek NEW
GroenLinks Europa 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Vandaag stemde de commissie Juridische Zaken van het Europees Parlement over de handhaving van intellectuele eigendomsrechten. Helaas koos de meerderheid van de commissie voor een repressieve aanpak, die ten koste gaat van de grondrechten van interne...
Euro-MP Visits Cornish Pasty Factory NEW
Graham Watson 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The Managing Director of Tamar Foods Wayne Day has today (1 April) given Graham Watson MEP a tour of the company's factory in Callington.
Strengthen liberalism in Southern Europe NEW
ELDR blog 4 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
At the last ELDR party congress, held in Barcelona (Catalonia), I remarked in my candidacy speech that we, liberals, could not allow having a red belt in south Europe. It is right to consider that for historical reasons the south of Europe has been n...
Update from Copenhagen Monday 14 Dec AM NEW
Graham Watson 5 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 8 Minutes ago
Greetings from the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference!
The Liberal Democrats Carry the British Torch in Europe NEW
Graham Watson 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
A number of constituents have recently expressed concerns over the appointment of Michel Barnier, the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market.
Roche, ELDR Vice President NEW
Stephen Spillane 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia As well as the appointments made by the European Council last night (more on that later), another recent appointment has come to my knowledge. Dick Roche, the current Minister for Europe, has been made a Vice-President of the...
Guy Verhofstadt: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) NEW
JMECE Lab EuroBlogFest 5 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Source: Europarliament Guy Verhofstadt was born in 1953 in Dendermonde, Flanders, Belgium. In the early 70’s, he was active in the Flemish Liberal Student’s Union while studying law in Ghent. In 1982, at the young age of 29, he became p...
The EU in German blogs (6): A slap in the face of Silvana Koch-Mehrin NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Der Spiegelfechter wrote in his article "A slap in the face of the FDP showgirl" on the election result of Silvana Koch-Mehrin during the EP bureau elections (own translation):"There is room for 14 vice presidents in the European Parliament - this ye...
Denkzettel for liberal Powerlady NEW
Europa-Transparent 5 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Die von der FDP zur Powerfrau stilisierte Euroabgeordnete Silvana Koch-Mehrin (Foto links)hat von ihren Kollegen im Europäischen Parlament einen Denkzettel erhalten. Bei der Wahl zu den 14 Vizepräsidenten des EP erhielt sie im ersten Wahlgang von d...
Time for reflection: tell us your liberal story NEW
ELDR blog 5 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Summer is usually a time for reflection. Would you like to share with other European citizens your liberal story? Why are you a liberal? Why did you vote for a liberal party in the European elections? Or for example why do you believe the European Un...
A quoi joue l’ADLE? NEW
Eurojunkie 5 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Vu le résultat du MoDem aux élections, le grand groupe “Démocrate” n’a pas vu le jour et le MoDem a décidé de rester au sein de l’ADLE la queue entre les jambes. Dans son dernier communiqué, on apprend que le groupe refu...
Diana withdraws from race to lead Liberal and Democrats group in the European Parliament NEW
Diana Wallis 5 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
UK Liberal Democrat MEP Diana Wallis announced today that she will be withdrawing from the race for leadership of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament.
The Case of the Absent Dr. NEW
European Tribune 5 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
 EUROPEAN ELECTIONS  For Germany more often not in Europe - satire poster from netzpolitik.orgThe face...
Neelie Kroes: You can decide the future of Europe NEW
ELDR blog 5 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
I strongly believe that the single market has improved Europe’s ability to cope with the current economic crisis. However, in my eyes, this is just one of the many benefits of European Integration. Thanks to European Integration, our fundamenta...
Silvana Koch-Mehrin verdient 80.000 Euro “nebenbei” NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 5 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Seit ihrer Wahl ins Europäische Parlament hat Silvana Koch-Mehrin mehr als 80.000 Euro (um genau zu sein 81.400 Euro) durch “Honorare” verdient. Ein nettes Beibrot -  zu den etwas mehr als 7.000 Euro monatlich und einer nicht zu veracht...
Liberals are the real champions of gender equality NEW
ELDR blog 5 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Gender equality is a core ELDR policy that European Liberals have long espoused the virtues of. For us liberals gender equality is not a dull statement without concrete actions: gender equality is in our nature. The ELDR Bureau is composed of 70% wom...
Europawahl-Wahlkampf Teil 5: FDP NEW
Blog von Andreas Grieß 5 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Nachdem ich zu den Europawahl-Wahlkampf-Kampagnen von SPD, Grünen, Linke und CDU/CSU schrieb, sollte natürlich auch ein Teil zur FDP folgen. Dies erwies sich jedoch als schwierig. Denn als ich mir die Plakate und Videos im Internet in Ruhe ansehen...
Why am I a liberal? NEW
ELDR blog 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Ok, why i’m liberal? Firstly - because i believe that there is no development without freedom. That’s the most important thing in the liberalism. I believe that people should be free not only because it’s effective in economy etc.,...
Liberal answers to the economic crisis NEW
ELDR blog 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
We liberals believe that the current crisis can only be overcome by coordinated efforts on the international stage and by avoiding any kind of national protectionism. From my German point of view I therefore advocate for a consistent EU-wide supervis...
Young European Federalists at ELDR campaign launch NEW
Babelblogs reviews 5 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
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European elections: And the ELDR candidate is…? NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The European liberal democrats (ELDR) launched their campaign for the June 2009 European elections and held their Council meeting yesterday. Here is the information they offer on the Council page: “The ELDR Council Meeting will take place on the 1...
FF Split on Joining ELDR? [Stephen SPILLANE] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia According to John over at Semper-Idem splits seam to be developing between the National Party and the MEP’s in Brussels. I wonder why that is? This of course was announced with great fanfare at the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis (...
FF split on joining ELDR?? NEW
Stephen Spillane 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Image via WikipediaAccording to John over at Semper-Idem splits seam to be developing between the National Party and the MEP's in Brussels. I wonder why that is? This of course was announced with great fanfare at the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis by an Taois...