Sir Graham Watson: I’m trying to lay the basis of a supranational party

ALDE is the first political family in the EU to offer individual party membership, as an important step in the development of the European Liberal Democrats from a network of parties, into a fully-fledged European party.

ALDE Party President and former British MEP Sir Graham Watson spoke with EURACTIV’s Senior Editor, Georgi Gotev, about being the first European political family to push for this initiative.

“The major challenges that human kind faces today are of supranational nature,” Sir Graham said. “National government institutions are not giving us the capacity to respond to supranational challenges,” he added.

The spitzenkandidat of the European liberals for the next European elections could come from this party, composed of individuals from different countries, Sir Graham said.

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