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Congress Registration set to open on 01 April
Thursday 23 March 2017 18:03
Hosted by LI full member Liberals d’Andorra in coordination with European Liberal Forum, the 70th Anniversary LI Congress registration will open its registration on Saturday, 1 April, and close on Thursday, 4 May. The 70th Anniversary Congress will mark a history with the culmination of the 2017 Liberal Manifesto process – a global reflection on liberalism in the twenty-first century.

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Liberal VP candidate wins Philippines election debate
Wednesday 13 April 2016 13:04
In the first and only broadcast debate between the candidates for Vice-President of the Philippines, the Liberal Party (LI full member) candidate, Leni Robredo, emerged as the public’s favourite, ahead of elections due to take place on 9th May 2016.

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ALDE Group visits Lebanon, meets Future Movement
Wednesday 13 April 2016 11:04

Meeting with NGO's, international aid organisations, local authorities and key experts in the field of asylum and migration in Lebanon was the key objective of the mission of 6 Members of European Parliament from Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (LI full member – ALDE Group). They discussed the refugee crisis and the situation on the ground of the refugees in Lebanon. In Beirut they met with the Future Movement (LI full member) and its leader, ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri.


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Machado on Venezuela elections: "Remarkable demonstration of courage and love”
Friday 11 December 2015 17:12
“A heroic day!” are the words in which María Corina Machado, opposition leader from the liberal party “Vente Venezuela” described the landslide victory of the united opposition in Venezuela – MUD on the parliamentary elections on 6 December. “This remarkable demonstration of courage and love for Venezuela cannot surprise us”, she said on the election night, to add later in an interview that “transition to democracy is inevitable and urgent”.

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ALDE Party elects new Bureau at Budapest Congress
Thursday 26 November 2015 15:11

In the capital of Viktor Orban’s ‘illiberal state’ members of the ALDE Party (LI cooperating organisation) from Europe and beyond convened for the supranational party’s annual Congress – which concluded with the election a new ALDE Party bureau.

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Sustainable Development Goals top the CALD EC agenda
Friday 13 November 2015 14:11

Having its first Executive Committee in Mongolia, under the chairmanship of the Civic Will Green Party – CWGP (LI full member), delegates from the Council of Asian Liberal and Democrats (CALD) evaluated the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted only two months ago by the United Nations Summit. Vice President on the Bureau James Huang of DPP Taiwan (LI full member) and Secretary General Emil Kirjas attended the Conference and reported on the outcomes of the 60th LI Congress in Mexico City.

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LI President fronts meetings with global leaders in New York
Thursday 1 October 2015 10:10
LI President, Dr. Juli Minoves, has led LI delegations in a series of political meetings with high-level politicians in New York City as world leaders convened for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly last week.

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Latin American liberals denounce verdict of Leopoldo Lopez
Thursday 17 September 2015 12:09

Condemning the politically motivated sentence of 14 years imprisonment handed down to Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, the 39 member organisations of RELIAL (LI cooperating organisation) have urged the Venezuelan authorities to revise the legal process against Mr. Lopez, citing “a clear lack of transparency (…) and judicial independence, [and] respect for democracy and the rule of law”.

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Liberals discuss economy of the future in Brussels
Thursday 10 September 2015 14:09
In line with Liberal International's reflection on liberalism in the 21st century, which was initiated on a worldwide level by LI President, Dr Juli Minoves, liberals from across Europe assembled in Brussels for a seminar on the liberal economy in times of challenge.

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Nzomukunda warns for destabilisation in Burundi as Nkurunziza sworn in
Thursday 27 August 2015 16:08

One day after the swearing in of Pierre Nkurunziza for an unconstitutional third presidential term, Alice Nzomukunda, leader of LI full member party ADR and former Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi, has spoken to LI warning of further political destabilisation in Bujumbura.


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Venue confirmed for 2015 Isaiah Berlin Lecture
Thursday 27 August 2015 12:08
A global hub of international business is set to host Liberal International’s 2015 Isaiah Berlin Lecture with the European Union’s Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, as liberals worldwide are invited to New York City to engage in high-level debate on the transatlantic free trade agreement (TTIP).

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Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy discuss future in Brussels
Wednesday 1 July 2015 16:07
"History will not forgive us if we lost hope, if we hesitated, and if we did not do our best to see that a better region emerges after the years of darkness", was a clear message of Ahmad Hariri, who represents the Middle East and North Africa on the LI Bureau, at the meeting of a delegation from the Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy (ALFD) with key European liberals in Brussels. “Peace and stability in the Arab region is directly in the interest of the EU”, asserted LI President of Honour, Hans van Baalen MEP.

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Liberal MPs at CoE firm in fighting illiberal governments
Thursday 25 June 2015 12:06
This week’s session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) has seen a series of important debates addresing the worrying tendencies in some European countries, such as Russia and Hungary, openly promoting “illiberal policies”. The members of the ALDE Group took firm positions in defending the liberal foundations of the oldest European institution: democracy, human rights and rule of law.

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LI Symposium rallies support for a global liberal offensive
Thursday 18 June 2015 14:06
Around 300 participants from Switzerland and across the world joined the discussions with an impressive line-up of speakers and panellists at the International Symposium “Liberalism – Visions for Our Future” in Zurich on 13 June. Liberal International, together with the newly returned applicant member from Switzerland FDP.The Liberals. and the renowned newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (LI cooperating organisation),  joined forces with number of sponsors in bringing representatives from the governmental, political, business and academic world. The Symposium is a part of a series of events on liberalism in the 21st century initiated by LI President Dr. Juli Minoves.

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Canadian Liberals launch bold ideas for “Real Change”
Thursday 18 June 2015 09:06
In a highly anticipated press conference Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada (LI full member) surprised many with a set of very bold proposals that his party proposes to implement should it form the government after the October 2015 elections. They include full gender parity of government posts, bilingual judges in the Supreme Court and scrapping the long-established British-style election system.

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Wednesday 10 June 2015 20:06

EC Mailing (sent on 22 May): document;

Update to the EC Mailing (sent on 9 June): document, and the CALD Report of VP Kasit Piromya;

List of participants: document;

Urgency Resolutions (upon review by the LI Bureau): document;

Welcome pack for the participants of the 3rd Annual Liberal Human Rights Parliamentarians Meeting in Geneva on 15 June: document.

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Philippines' President strengthens relations with Japan; awarded state honour
Wednesday 10 June 2015 15:06
Concluding an official state visit to Japan, President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino, leader of LI full member Liberal Party of the Philippines, has been presented with Japan’s highest state honour – the Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum by the emperor of Japan.

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Fianna Fail in victorious mood as Ireland supports equal marriage
Thursday 28 May 2015 11:05

 A referendum on marriage equality in Ireland has seen overwhelming public backing for the position of LI member, Fiánna Fáil, with a majority of voters supporting legislation that will allow same-sex couples to marry.


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Paraguayan Congress President meets LI SG in Barcelona
Wednesday 27 May 2015 18:05
The President of the National Congress of Paraguay Senator Blas Llano met in the Catalan capital Barcelona with the Secretary General of Liberal International Emil Kirjas. Senator Llano who holds the second most influential position in the Republic is a leading figure of the LI full member Partido Liberal Radical Autentico (PLRA).

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Obama and Molina debate trade and security at Americas summit
Wednesday 15 April 2015 13:04
Alongside the President of the United States Barack Obama, President of the Republic of Guatemala and leader of LI full member Partido Patriota, Otto Perez Molina, has chaired a session of the Central America Integration System (SICA) - the economic and political body of Central American states - during the 7th Summit of the Americas, held in Panama.

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Liberal Parliamentarians Meet During the 132nd IPU Assembly
Thursday 2 April 2015 12:04
Liberal members of parliament from all over the world gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam on 27 March 2015 on the sidelines of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).  Organized by Liberal International (LI) and the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), the dinner reception was attended by liberal parliamentarians from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

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Gas pipeline will raise development opportunities in Central America
Wednesday 18 March 2015 18:03
Building on the talks between by US Vice President Joe Biden and leader of LI full member, Partido Patriota, President Otto Perez Molina earlier this month, the Guatemalan liberals have taken steps to advance regional development by outlining a multi-national project that will transport natural gas from Mexico to Central America.

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LI President tells European liberals 'to fight to reclaim liberalism'
Thursday 27 November 2014 14:11

LI President Dr Juli Minoves delivered a keynote speech in Lisbon, Portugal, where liberals from all over Europe convened to discuss how to continuously reclaim liberalism at the 35th Congress of LI cooperating organisation ALDE Party, which was hosted by LI partner Partido da Terra - MPT.

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VP Löning: historic trials have strengthened rule of law
Thursday 27 November 2014 13:11
Addressing jurists assembled from around the world in Manila, the Philippines, LI Vice President on the Bureau Markus Löning shared his view on how the process of German reunification in the early 1990s strengthened the rule of law. Vice President Löning was in Manila for a comprehensive three-day visit at the invitation of LI cooperating organisations CALD and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty.

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South African riot police assault MPs in Chamber
Thursday 20 November 2014 16:11
With unprecedented disregard for the South African constitution, riot police assaulted parliamentarians of South Africa’s Opposition, including LI full member Democratic Alliance, following a heated debate on a corruption scandal involving South Africa’s controversial President, Jacob Zuma.

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Liberals pass resolutions on security; panel debates on economic prosperity
Thursday 13 November 2014 16:11

Parliamentarians and representatives of Liberal International’s member parties assembled in Hong Kong last week for LI’s 193rd Executive Committee (EC) meeting to discuss high-profile global developments and the EC theme ‘promoting growth, reducing inequality’.


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LI study visit reviews state of liberalism in Australia
Thursday 13 November 2014 15:11
Ahead of the 193rd Executive Committee (EC) meeting in Hong Kong, an LI delegation visited Australia to explore the Australian political spectrum and look into the state of liberalism in one of the world’s southern-most nations, before reporting the preliminary outcomes to the EC meeting.

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Ivorian liberal leader receives top endorsement for presidential bid
Wednesday 24 September 2014 14:09
The President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and leader of LI full member, Rassemblement des Républicains (RDR), H.E. Alassane Ouattara, has seen his campaign for re-election get off to a strong start with an endorsement from former Ivorian president, Henri Konan Bedie.

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Ahmad Hariri calls for moderation in confronting Hezbollah
Thursday 31 July 2014 12:07
Addressing the party’s annual Iftar (an evening meal celebrating the end of the Ramadan fasting period) the leader of LI full member, Future MovementAhmad Hariri MP, has called for moderation when confronting Hezbollah’s in Lebanon and the wider region, especially in light of the on-going conflict in neighbouring Syria. 

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Liberals fight for greater transparency in Chile
Thursday 31 July 2014 11:07

The leader of LI member, Partido Liberal de Chile (PLC), Vlado Mirosevic MP, is taking on the government in a fight to ensure transparency over financial donations to political parties.

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