Liberal International

Summit of Liberal leaders of Europe

LI news , donderdag 28 februari 2013

Under invitation of Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister and leader of VVD (LI full member) and the ALDE Party (LI cooperating organisation), the top European liberals gathered at a Liberal Leaders Meeting in Amsterdam. Present were the LI President Hans van Baalen, ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson, UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg , German Vice Chancellor Dr. Philipp Rösler, Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Vesna Pusiæ, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, ALDE Group Leader Guy Verhofstadt, Romanian President of the Senate Crin Antonescu, President of Catalonia Artur Mas i Gavarró and others.

The meeting adopted a Joint Statements underlining the necessary Reform Agenda for Europe. LI President Hans van Baalen said after the meeting: 'This was a timely and open meeting top the top European liberals. I echo the part of the Joint Statements which says 'there is no room for complacency. The twin crises of sovereign debt and bank capitalisation remain a challenge to the economy and to the stability and unity of the EU.''