Jailing journalists won’t solve Turkey’s problems The European Parliament holds a debate today on the latest developments in Turkey, after at least 24 persons, including journalists, were arrested a few days ago, after being accused of forming an illegal organisation and trying to seize control of the state.
ALDE Workshop: The EU Energy Security Strategy - How to use less Russian Gas? Energy security is top of Brussels’ agenda. How can we increase our independence from Russian oil and gas? How can we achieve real security and avoid being locked into an unsustainable energy model?
This workshop will allow key stakeholders from the energy sector, as well as policymakers, to discuss the possibilities for breaking Europe's dependence on Russian gas and oil. Through the development and deployment of energy efficiency measures, Europe can reduce consumption and dependence on energy imports, as well as drive competitiveness and growth, creating local jobs and business opportunities within Europe whilst guaranteeing our Energy security.
Vice President Maroš Šefčovič for Energy Union will give a keynote speech on what role energy efficiency will play in the future energy security as well as the Energy Union.
The workshop will be followed by a cocktail reception.
Interpretation will be provided in English and French.
This event will be livestreamed.
ALDE Conference: 'Roadmap to a democratic Cuba - Role of the Civic society' ALDE Vice Presidents Fernando Maura Barandiarán and Pavel Telička are hosting a conference on the Roadmap to a democratic Cuba - Role of the Civic society in light of the negotiations for a future bilateral Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement.
Kenny Bell, Head of division for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean from the European External Action service will make a presentation about the latest EU-Cuba relations. Cuban political activists, Antonio Rodiles and Rosa María Payá, human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez and the Programme Director for Latin America of Civil Rights Defenders, Erik Jennische will participate in the round table as well as Ambassador Martin Palous, Director of the Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy on FIU.
The event would be a starting point for a more in-depth ALDE debate in order to establish the basis of ALDE policy towards Cuba in this legislature.
Interpretation will be provided in FR, DE, NL, EN, DA, ES, PT, FI, S
ALDE NEW YEAR CONFERENCE: "RELAUNCHING THE EU ECONOMY - HOW TO OVERCOME THE INVESTMENT GAP?" The ALDE New Year Conference on "Relaunching the EU economy – how to overcome the investment gap?" will be led by ALDE President, Mr Guy Verhofstadt, MEP, and follows the presentation of the ALDE contribution to revive growth in the EU, the "European Investment and Recovery Act".
The Vice President of the European Commission, Mr Jyrki Katainen, and Polish Minister of Finance, Mr Mateusz Szczurek will give keynote speeches.
It will be followed by a discussion of the topic by an expert panel including the audience.
The conference will discuss different policy options of how to revive growth in the EU.
The overall aim of the conference is to assess whether the current policies address the issue or whether additional measures are needed to overcome the investment gap and to relaunch the EU economy.
Interpretation will be provided in FR, DE, NL, EN, DA, ES, PT, FI, SV, CS, ET, LT, SL, BG, RO, HR
ALDE Press Release: ALDE launches a recovery & investment plan of 700 billion euros
Venezuelan Government must stop persecution against democratic opposition and respect fundamental rights The ALDE Group in the European Parliament calls on the Venezuelan Government to stop the use of violence against peaceful protesters and to identify and hold accountable those responsible for the loss of lives. The EP resolution, adopted today in the plenary, condemns the imprisonment of peaceful protesters, students and opposition leaders, and urges for the immediate release of those arbitrarily detained prisoners.