Europe’s liberal political family, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, held their first in-person annual Congress since the COVID-19 pandemic in Dublin.
Their Congress, which started on 2 June and was attended by Prime Ministers, EU commissioners and over a thousand delegates, was held against the backdrop of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the energy and cost of living crisis, and questions about EU reform and the bloc’s future following the Conference on the Future of Europe. EURACTIV was present at the Congress and reports on the main outcomes.
The EU must speed up the replacement of Russian gas in its energy mix and dramatically increase investment in renewable energy infrastructure, senior liberal political leaders said on Friday (3 June).
Liberal leaders urged the EU to give a green light and the strongest possible encouragement for Ukraine’s bid to join the bloc, alongside a broader overhaul of EU foreign and defence policy at their annual Congress in Dublin.
As we gather at the ALDE Party Congress in Dublin over the next few days to discuss the many issues confronting Europe we all know that by working in solidarity we remain stronger than ever. Our core democratic and liberal …