Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

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The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (French: Alliance des Démocrates et des Libéraux pour l'Europe) is a Group in the European Parliament. It is composed of members from the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party, European Democratic Party and assorted independents.

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The meeting of the Parliamentary Group of the liberal democrat European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party which took place in Brussels on July 13, 2004 approved a recommendation to unite in a new group with MEPs of the European Democratic Party founded by François Bayrou's UDF, the Lithuanian Labour Party and the Italian Margherita. The two European political parties remain separate parties outside the European Parliament. The group, as originally constituted, comprised 88 members.

The founding Group meeting of ALDE-ADLE, which immediately followed the ELDR meeting, elected Graham Watson MEP of the British Liberal Democrats as Group Leader. It also adopted a 10-point 'Program for Europe'.

Program

  1. Promoting peace, through a Union in the federal tradition
  2. Making the EU a global player bridging the gap between its economic and political dimension
  3. Opening up & democratising the European Union
  4. Guaranteeing the fundamental rights of all European citizens
  5. Promoting education at all levels.
  6. Strengthening economic governance after the introduction of the Euro.
  7. Rooting out fraud and unnecessary bureaucracy
  8. Making Europe the world leader in environmental protection.
  9. Making globalisation work for everyone.
  10. Ensuring a full recognition and enhancement of the role of Europe’s regions

Group Members

CountryPartyMEPs
BelgiumVlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Flemish Liberals and Democrats)3
Parti Réformateur Libéral (Reformist Movement)3
CyprusDimokratikon Komma (Democratic Party)1
DenmarkVenstre (Liberal Party)3
Det Radikale Venstre (Social-Liberal Party)1
EstoniaEesti Keskerakond (Estonian Centre Party)1
Eesti Reformierakond (Estonian Reform Party)1
FinlandSuomen Keskusta (Finnish Centre Party)4
Svenska Folkpartiet (Swedish People's Party)1
FranceUnion pour la Démocratie Française (Union for French Democracy)11
GermanyFreie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party)7
HungarySzabad Demokratak Szövetsege (Alliance of Free Democrats)2
IrelandMarian Harkin (Independent)1
ItalyMargherita7
Italia dei Valori - Lista Di Pietro2
Lista Bonino2
Movimento Repubblicani Europei (European Republican Movement)1
LatviaLatvijas Ceļš (Latvian Way)1
LithuaniaDarbo Partija (Labour Party)5
Liberalų ir centro sąjunga (Liberal and Centre Union)2
LuxembourgParti Démocratique / Demokratesch Partei (Democratic Party)1
NetherlandsVolkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
(People's Party for Freedom and Democracy)
4
Democraten 66 (Democrats 66)1
PolandDemokratyczna Partija - demokraci.pl (Democratic Party)4
SloveniaLiberalna demokracija Slovenije (Liberal Democracy of Slovenia)2
SpainCiU (Convergence & Unity)1
PNV (Basque Nationalist Party)1
SwedenFolkpartiet Liberalerna (Liberal People's Party)2
Centerpartiet (Centre Party)1
United KingdomLiberal Democrats12

External link

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (http://alde.europarl.eu.int/)

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