Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party

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Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
President Hans van Baalen MEP
Group leader Dacian Cioloș MEP
Founded26 March 1976 [1]
HeadquartersRue d'Idalie 11,
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Think tank European Liberal Forum
Youth wing European Liberal Youth
Ideology Liberalism [2]
Pro-Europeanism
Political position Centre
International affiliation Liberal International
European Parliament group
Colours             Dark blue, light blue, magenta
     Yellow (customary)
European Parliament
81 / 751
European Council
6 / 28
European Lower Houses
723 / 9,874
European Upper Houses
244 / 2,714
Website
www.aldeparty.eu

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party) is a European political party composed of 60 national-level liberal parties from across Europe, mainly active in the European Union. On 26 March 1976, it was founded in Stuttgart as a confederation of national political parties under the name Federation of Liberal and Democrat Parties in Europe and renamed European Liberals and Democrats (ELD) in 1977 and European Liberal Democrats and Reformists (ELDR) in 1986. On 30 April 2004, the ELDR was reformed as an official European party, the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR Party). [3] The ALDE Party is affiliated with the Liberal International [4] and a recognised European political party, incorporated as a non-profit association under Belgian law.

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On 10 November 2012, the party chose its current name of ALDE Party, taken from its then-European Parliament group, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), which had been formed on 20 July 2004 in conjunction with the European Democratic Party (EDP). Prior to the 2004 European election the European party had been represented through its own group, the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR) Group. In June 2019, the ALDE group was succeeded by Renew Europe.

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As of 2019, ALDE is represented in European Union institutions, with 81 MEPs and four members of the European Commission. Of the 28 EU member states, there are six with ALDE-affiliated Prime Ministers: Mark Rutte (VVD) in the Netherlands, Xavier Bettel (DP) in Luxembourg, Jüri Ratas (Estonian Centre Party) in Estonia, Charles Michel (MR) in Belgium, Marjan Šarec (LMS) in Slovenia, and Andrej Babiš (ANO) in the Czech Republic. Liberals are also in government in three other EU member states: Croatia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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ALDE's think tank is the European Liberal Forum. The youth wing of ALDE is the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC), which is predominantly based upon youth and student liberal organisations but contains also a small number of individual members. LYMEC is led by Vedrana Gujic (HNS, Croatia), who was elected for a two-year term as LYMEC President in May 2014, and counts 200,000 members.

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Structure

Bureau

The day-to-day management of the ALDE Party is handled by the Bureau, the members of which are: [5]

OfficeNameState memberParty member
President Hans van Baalen Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands VVD
Vice-Presidents Henrik Bach Mortensen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Venstre
Dita Charanzová MEP Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic ANO
Timmy Dooley TD Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland FF
Fredrick Federley MEPFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden C
Luis Garicano MEPFlag of Spain.svg  Spain Cs
Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEPFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MRF
Markus Löning Flag of Germany.svg  Germany FDP
Annelou van Egmond Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands D66
Treasurer Gašper Koprivšek Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia SMC
Ex officio members
Secretary-General Jacob Moroza-Rasmussen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Venstre
President of Liberal International Hakima El Haite -
Group Chair in the PACE Rik Daems MPFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium OpenVLD
Leader in the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt MEPFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium OpenVLD
Leader in the European Committee of the Regions Bart Somers Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium OpenVLD
President of the European Liberal Youth Svenja Hahn MEPFlag of Germany.svg  Germany Young Liberals

Presidents

Hans van Baalen Johannes Cornelis van Baalen MEP 1 - Diliff.jpg
Hans van Baalen
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Willy De Clercq Belgian politician

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History of pan-European liberalism

ELDR Party logo (2009-2012). ELDR logo.svg
ELDR Party logo (2009-2012).

Pan-European liberalism has a long history dating back to the foundation of Liberal International in April 1947. On 26 March 1976, the Federation of Liberal and Democrat Parties in Europe was established in Stuttgart. The founding parties of the federation were the Free Democratic Party of Germany, Radical Party of France, Liberal Party of Denmark, Italian Liberal Party, Dutch People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and Democratic Party of Luxembourg. [6] Observer members joining later in 1976 were the Danish Social Liberal Party, French Radical Party of the Left and Independent Republicans, British Liberal Party, and Italian Republican Party. [6] In 1977, the federation was renamed European Liberals and Democrats, in 1986, European Liberal Democrats and Reformists.

It evolved into the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR Party) in 2004, when it was founded as an official European party under that name and incorporated under Belgian law at an extraordinary Congress in Brussels, held on 30 April 2004 the day before the enlargement of the European Union. At the same time the matching group in the European Parliament, the European Liberal Democrats and Reformists Group allied with the members of the newly elected European Democratic Party, forming the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) with a matching ALDE Group in the European Parliament.

On 10 November 2012, the ELDR Party adopted the name of the alliance between the two parties, in order to match the parliamentary group and the alliance.

On 12 June 2019, the ALDE group was succeeded by a new, enlarged group Renew Europe. [7]

European Council and Council of Ministers

MemberRepresentativePolitical partyMember of the Council sincePhoto
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Mark Rutte VVD 14 October 2010 Mark Rutte-6.jpg
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Xavier Bettel DP 4 December 2013 Xavier Bettel Royal Wedding 2012 cropped.jpg
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Charles Michel MR 11 October 2014 Charles Michel (politician).jpg
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Jüri Ratas Kesk 23 November 2016 RK Juri Ratas.jpg
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Andrej Babiš ANO 6 December 2017 A Babis Praha 2015.JPG
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Marjan Šarec LMŠ 13 September 2018 Marjan Sarec in Logatec 2017.jpg

European Commissioners

ALDE Member Parties contribute four out of the 28 members of the European Commission:

StateCommissionerPortfolioPolitical partyPhoto
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Cecilia Malmström Trade L Cecilia Malmstrom 2.jpg
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Violeta Bulc Transport SMC Violeta Bulc 2014-11.jpg
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Věra Jourová Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality ANO Vera Jourova.jpg
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Margrethe Vestager Competition RV Margrethe Vestager, ekonomi- och inrikesminister Danmark. Nordiska radets session i Kopenhamn 2011 (1).jpg

Elected representatives of member parties

European institutions

OrganisationInstitutionNumber of seats
Flag of Europe.svg  European Union European Commission
4 / 28
European Council
(Heads of Government)
6 / 28
Council of the EU
(Participation in Government)
9 / 28
European Parliament
81 / 751
Flag of Europe.svg  Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly
28 / 318

National parliaments of European Union member states

CountryInstitutionNumber of seatsMember parties
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria National Council
10 / 183
NEOS
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Chamber of Representatives
Lower house
34 / 150
MR, Open Vld
Senate
Upper house
13 / 60
MR, Open Vld
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria National Assembly
25 / 240
MRF
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Sabor
13 / 151
HNS, IDS-DDI, HSLS,

Glas

Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies
Lower house
78 / 200
ANO
Senate
Upper house
7 / 81
ANO
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Folketing
42 / 175
V, RV
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia State Council
60 / 101
ER, EK
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Parliament
41 / 200
Kesk., SFP
Flag of France.svg  France National Assembly
Lower house
28 / 577
UDI, MR
Senate
Upper house
61 / 348
UDI, MR
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Bundestag
80 / 631
FDP
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Országgyűlés
1 / 199
Liberálisok
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Dáil
Lower house
44 / 158
FF
Seanad
Upper house
13 / 60
FF
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Chamber of Deputies
Lower house
3 / 630
+E
Senate of the Republic
Upper house
1 / 315
+E
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Seimas
14 / 141
LRLS, DP
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Saeima
4 / 100
LA
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies
13 / 60
DP
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta House of Representatives
2 / 67
PD
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands House of Representatives
Lower house
52 / 150
VVD, D66
Senate
Upper house
23 / 75
VVD, D66
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Sejm
Lower house
22 / 460
.Nowoczesna
Senat of Poland
Upper house
0 / 100
.Nowoczesna
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Chamber of Deputies
Lower house
27 / 329
USR
Senate
Upper house
13 / 136
USR
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia National Council
1 / 150
PS
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia National Assembly
27 / 90
LMŠ, SMC, SAB
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Congress of Deputies
Lower house
57 / 350
C's
Senate
Upper house
8 / 266
C's
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Riksdag
50 / 349
C, L
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom House of Commons
Lower house
12 / 650
Lib Dems
House of Lords
Upper house
96 / 793
Lib Dems
Gibraltar Parliament
unicameral
3 / 17
Libs

National parliaments outside the European Union

CountryInstitutionNumber of seatsMember parties
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra General Council
8 / 28
PLA
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia National Assembly
18 / 132
ANC, Bright Armenia
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan National Assembly
0 / 125
Musavat
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Parliament
0 / 150
Republican, FD
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Althing
4 / 63
Viðreisn
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Parliament
0 / 101
PL
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Assembly
1 / 81
LPCG
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Storting
9 / 169
Venstre
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland National Council
Lower house
31 / 200
FDP.The Liberals
Council of States
Upper house
12 / 46
FDP.The Liberals

Member parties

Proportion of ALDE Party MEPs per country as of 2004 Eldr2004.png
Proportion of ALDE Party MEPs per country as of 2004
States with full (and possibly associate) member parties
States with associate member parties ALDE party - countries with members.svg
  States with full (and possibly associate) member parties
  States with associate member parties
Country or RegionPartyMEPs
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum
1 / 18
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (Dutch) Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats
3 / 12
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (French) Reformist Movement
2 / 8
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Movement for Rights and Freedoms
4 / 17
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats
1 / 11
Croatian Social Liberal Party
0 / 11
Istrian Democratic Assembly
1 / 11
Civic Liberal Alliance
1 / 11
Pametno
0 / 11
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus United Democrats
0 / 6
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic ANO 2011
6 / 21
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Social Liberal Party
2 / 13
Venstre
1 / 13
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Estonian Centre Party
1 / 6
Estonian Reform Party
2 / 6
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Centre Party
3 / 13
Swedish People's Party of Finland
1 / 13
Flag of France.svg  France Radical Movement
2 / 74
Union of Democrats and Independents
2 / 74
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Free Democratic Party
3 / 96
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Hungarian Liberal Party
0 / 21
Momentum Movement
2 / 21
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Fianna Fáil
1 / 11
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy More Europe
0 / 73
Team Köllensperger
0 / 73
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia For Latvia's Development
0 / 8
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Labour Party
1 / 11
Liberals' Movement of the Republic of Lithuania
2 / 11
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Democratic Party
1 / 6
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Democratic Party
0 / 6
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Democrats 66
2 / 26
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
4 / 26
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland .Nowoczesna
0 / 51
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Liberal Initiative
0 / 21
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Save Romania Union [8]
4 / 32
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Progressive Slovakia
2 / 13
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia List of Marjan Šarec
2 / 8
Modern Centre Party
0 / 8
Party of Alenka Bratušek
0 / 8
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Citizens
7 / 54
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Centre Party
2 / 20
Liberals
1 / 20
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Liberal Democrats
16 / 73
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
1 / 73
Liberal Party of Gibraltar
0 / 73

Outside the EU

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