The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) of Romania has become a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party, informs a party’s press statement released to Agerpres.
An ALDE Romania delegation, headed by co-chairs Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and Daniel Constantin, is participating, November 19-21, in the Congress of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, taking place in Budapest.
According to the statement, Tariceanu, together with MEP Norica Nicolai, presented the ALDE Party Council members the arguments in favour of granting full membership to ALDE Romania.
Tariceanu underscored that ALDE is the only Liberal party of Romania and that his party is the only voice unconditionally defending the rule of law, supporting the rights and freedoms of the individual, the balance in the state powers and constitutionalism.
“By the membership obtained, our country is again represented in the family of European Liberals. We are glad and extremely honoured for having officially become full members of ALDE Party. During this ALDE Party meeting we shaped up the European Liberal agenda. Moreover, at this congress, we presented our Liberal colleagues of Europe the project we have undertaken before Romanians, a project called ‘Romania, Europe’s 7th economic power,’ a project which all the attendees in Budapest were delighted to hear about,” ALDE Romania co-chairman Constantin is quoted in the statement as saying.
During the Congress convention, the ALDE Romania delegation had meetings with representatives of the Liberal parties of Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova, to discuss the future of Liberalism in Europe and mutual support in promoting future political projects.
A small delegation of ALDE Romania, made up of co-chairs Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and Daniel Constantin and executive chairman Daniel Barbu, met with Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the ALDE Group – Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament.
The discussions focused on organising a meeting of the ALDE Party Bureau in Romania next year, as well as on the latest political developments.
At the same time, Verhofstadt offered ALDE’s group support for consolidating ALDE Romania’s position both on a European level and on a national level.