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  • Liberal, socialist leaders join spat over Romania protests

    Central Europe 02-02-2012

    The European Parliament's Liberal and socialist leaders, Guy Verhofstadt and Hannes Swoboda, gave their support to the Romanian opposition during a public hearing over the democratic situation there, as protests continue in Bucharest over government austerity measures.

  • Sir Graham Watson to lead Europe’s liberals

    Elections 29-11-2011

    ELDR, the European liberal political family comprising 55 national liberal and liberal-democratic parties across Europe, elected MEP Sir Graham Watson as its leader for the next two years. EURACTIV Italy contributed to this article.

  • Verhofstadt tables alternative ‘competitiveness pact’

    EU Priorities 2020 04-03-2011

    Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal group in the European Parliament, has tabled a proposal for economic convergence in the EU. He said his was more wide-ranging than the recent Merkel-Sarkozy plan and would put the European Commission, not EU member states, in the driving seat.

  • Liberals hold balance of power in new Parliament: Report

    Public Affairs 28-01-2011

    The liberal group in the European Parliament holds the balance of power in the assembly when there is a split between the centre-right and the centre-left, but the EPP, the largest party, can pass legislation alone when it is disciplined, a report has found. 

  • Verhofstadt challenges the December ‘EU summit’

    Future EU 17-11-2010

    Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE group, told EURACTIV that the newly established Spinelli Group, which is promoting federalism across Europe, is to hold a public event on 15 December, as an ideological challenge to a key EU summit starting the next day.