The Social Liberals (Austria)
The party was founded and its charter registered and deposited at the Federal Interior Ministry, as required by Austrian law, on March 11, 2002. It has not yet contested any Austrian federal election.
The debate about the party-programme began in earnest after the controversial 2002 parliamentary elections, which brought to power a centre-right government. The SoL regards itself as a left liberal or libertarian left party with social democratic leftist leanings. The party has contacts with the Italian Radicals, the Belgian Vivant party , as well as the German party Liberale Demokraten – Die Sozialliberalen .
The Social Liberals see an affinity with the Danish Det Radikale Venstre and the Dutch Democrats 66 ("D66"). The SoL has stated its interest in an alliance with other leftist parties, within Austria and abroad. .
- sustainable development and environmental protection
- transparency and more streamlining in the political decision-making process, both domestically and in the European Union
- the introduction of a nation-wide basic income
- a social and just market economy
- the keeping of Austria's neutrality and a
- strong engagement for peace-initiatives, human rights, and solidarity with the destitute, refugees, and asylum-seekers.
- Contributions to liberal theory
- Liberal democracy
- Liberalism in Austria
- Liberalism worldwide
- List of liberal parties
- Social liberalism
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