ENG: Libertas is a political party founded by Declan Ganley that took part in the European Parliament election, 2009 in several member states of the European Union.
In 2008, the Libertas Institute Limited, a lobby group founded by Declan Ganley and others, advocated a "no" vote in Lisbon I, the 2008 referendum in Ireland on the Treaty of Lisbon. Lisbon I failed. The referendum was held on 12 June 2008 and defeated by 53.4% to 46.6%, with a turnout of 53.1%.
Libertas held a post-referendum celebration in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on the night of Friday, 13 June 2008. Attending that celebration was Danish Eurosceptic and former President of the EUDemocrats and recently retired MEP Jens-Peter Bonde, who had been a "no" campaigner during the referendum. Bonde ...
The surprise appearance of former Polish President Lech Wałęsa at the Rome campaign launch of anti-Lisbon treaty movement Libertas has provoked a flurry of heated debate in Poland.
Wałęsa, who rose to prominence as the legendary leader of the Solidarity trade union movement, told a packed convention of over 1,000 Libertas campaigners on May Day that "Declan Ganley and Libertas have the potential to change Europe for the better".The former Polish president urged voters to "heed the Libertas message" and put citizens back at the heart of the European project. Wałęsa's speech provoked a ...
The commission’s report says that the law should be changed to make it an offence to hinder their work or refuse to co-operate.Their 37-page report lists their various attempts to find out where Libertas got its funding after it was estimated the group spent over e1 million on its campaign.But despite letters and phone calls the commission, chaired by former High Court Judge Mr Justice Matthew Smith, was unable to establish the details of a e20,000 loan given to Libertas by its founder, businessman Declan Ganley, and whether 35,000 copies of a version of the treaty was a donation from a ...
Shortly after its opponents in the European Parliament said they were resigned to the fact that the Eurosceptic party Libertas – which is trying to unseat some MEPs – would get 200,000 Euro as an approved party, the newcomers were thrown into disarray when one of its key backers said he had never joined the party, a move that could threaten to derail it. Founded by Irish millionaire Declan Ganley, Libertas played a key role in successfully rallying opposition to the European Union’s reforming Lisbon Treaty at a referendum held in Ireland last year. In a statement, it said it ...
Hey, Jim - what are you hiding? Hey, Jim - what are you hiding?
MEP Jim Higgins voted NOT to release his MEP expenses. Then he repeatedly promised to publish them on his website - but never did. Why won't Jim publish his ...
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