European Liberals call for a simplified EU Cohesion Policy without national government management

The move would reduce "gold plating" and allow subnational managing authorities to apply directly to the European Commission. The Congress... Read more

Liberal Mayors Summit agrees Principles that Make a City Liberal

During the Liberal Mayors Summit twenty mayors from fourteen different European countries discussed and agreed a document setting out the... Read more

ALDE CoR at Climate Change COP22 conference

An important delegation of the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions participated in the COP22 Climate change conference... Read more

Towards the circular economy: local and regional solutions to food waste

Reducing waste saves money and nature at the same time. This is a win-win situation.Ossi MARTIKAINEN, ALDE-CoR rapporteur According to... Read more

Turlais welcomes modernization and simplification of VAT rules

The members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) broadly support the European Commission's move to modernise VAT in... Read more

Ossi Martikainen, Food Waste, ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions
Aviation strategy to foster growth, jobs and mobility

An aviation strategy is important for economic growth, jobs, trade and mobility in the EUrapporteur Ulrika Landergren (SE / Liberalerna)... Read more

Bart Somers elected as new ALDE CoR President

Elected today by the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions, Bart Somers (BE / Open VLD), Mayor of... Read more

Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen, Julian King, European Commission, ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions
Commissioner King discusses Mechelen approach to radicalisation

European Commissioner for the security union Julian King discussed the approach the city of Mechelen and its Mayor Bart Somers... Read more

ALDE CoR contributes to the State of the Union

Ahead of the State of the Union debate on 14 September, the ALDE Group in the European Committee of the… Read more

ALDE Group Rae Parish, Haapsalu Estonia.
Local and regional politicians meet in Estonia to discuss entrepreneurship, active and healthy ageing

The average age of Europe’s population has been steadily rising and one of the EU’s main objectives for a competitive economy... Read more

Agnes DUDU, ALDE group meeting
Acting President Agnès Durdu expresses solidarity after Nice attack

Our acting Group President Agnès Durdu (LU / DP) expressed her solidarity after the attacks in Nice, France of 14… Read more

Bas Verkerk, ALDE Group
Royal Decoration for Bas Verkerk

Congratulations to outgoing ALDE President Bas Verkerk for being awarded by the King of the Netherlands a high royal decoration:... Read more