Recreational Fisheries: strengthen the voice of 25 million EU anglers in Brussels The launch event, entitled “Why do we need to talk about Recreational Fisheries in the European Parliament? Economics, Environment and Rural Development”, was the first occasion for the several Members of the European Parliament present to exchange opinions with the representatives of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA).
TTIP: Influential Committee gives green light to ambitious trade deal The IMCO Committee in the European Parliament this afternoon adopted its recommendations to the European Commission for the TTIP negotiations.226 amendments were tabled to the draft opinion of Rapporteur Dita Charanzová (ALDE). The Rapporteur achieved compromises on almost all paragraphs of her draft Opinion which focus on public procurement, standards and regulatory cooperation.
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 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.
The Free Democrats are fully committed to Georgia's European future The ALDE Group in the European Parliament today held an exchange of views with two representatives of our sister party in Georgia, The Free Democrats.
Mr. Irakli Alasania, the Chairman and founder of the party and Mr. Viktor Dolidze, chairman of the Committee on European Integration of the Georgian Parliament, clearly outlined their efforts towards the European integration of Georgia, but also warned about the remaining obstacles.