Renew Europe

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Renew Europe
European Parliament group
Logo of Renew Europe.svg
NameRenew Europe
English abbr.Renew
Formal nameRenew Europe group[1]
IdeologyLiberalism[2]
Conservative liberalism[3]
Social liberalism[3]
Pro-Europeanism
European partiesAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
European Democratic Party
Associated organisationsAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Liberal International
From20 June 2019
Preceded byAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group
Chaired byDacian Cioloș[4]
MEP(s)
108 / 751
[5]
Websitereneweuropegroup.eu

Renew Europe (RE) is a political group in the European Parliament founded for the Ninth European Parliament term.[6] The group is the successor to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group which existed during the sixth, seventh and eighth terms from 2004 to 2019.

History[edit]

In May 2019, speaking at a debate leading up to the 2019 European Parliament election, Guy Verhofstadt, president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group announced that following the election, the ALDE Group intended to dissolve and form a new alliance with French President Emmanuel Macron's "Renaissance".[7] During and following the European elections, the group temporarily styled itself "ALDE plus Renaissance plus USR Plus".[8]

The new group announced the adoption of its name on 12 June 2019 after it formed an alliance with La République En Marche!.[9][10]

On 19 June 2019, it was announced that Dacian Cioloș, former Prime Minister of Romania, had been chosen as the group's inaugural chairman, defeating challenger Sophie in 't Veld by 64 votes to 42.[11]

MEPs[edit]

9th European Parliament[edit]

Country National party European party MEPs
 Austria NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum
NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum (NEOS)
ALDE
1 / 18
 Belgium Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats
Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (VLD)
ALDE
2 / 21
Reformist Movement
Mouvement Réformateur (MR)
ALDE
2 / 21
 Bulgaria Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Движение за права и свободи (ДПС)
Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi (DPS)
ALDE
3 / 17
 Croatia Amsterdam Coalition
Amsterdamska Koalicija (A)
None
1 / 11
 Czech Republic ANO 2011
(ANO)
ALDE
6 / 21
 Denmark Venstre - Denmark's Liberal Party
Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti (V)
ALDE
3 / 13
Danish Social Liberal Party
Radikale Venstre (B)
ALDE
2 / 13
 Estonia Estonian Reform Party
Eesti Reformierakond (RE)
ALDE
2 / 6
Estonian Centre Party
Eesti Keskerakond (K)
ALDE
1 / 6
 Finland Centre Party
Suomen Keskusta (Kesk)
Centern i Finland )Centern)
ALDE
2 / 13
Swedish People's Party
Svenska folkpartiet i Finland (SFP)
Suomen ruotsalainen kansanpuolue (RKP)
ALDE
1 / 13
 France The Republic En Marche!
La République En Marche ! (LaREM)
None
10 / 74
Democratic Movement
Mouvement démocrate (MD)
EDP
5 / 74
Radical Movement
Mouvement Radical (MR)
ALDE
1 / 74
Act
Agir
None
1 / 74
Independents
Bernard Guetta, Gilles Boyer, Stéphanie Yon-Courtin
Independent
3 / 74
 Germany Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP)
ALDE
5 / 96
Free Voters
Freie Wähler (FW)
EDP
2 / 96
 Hungary Momentum Movement
Momentum Mozgalom
ALDE
2 / 21
 Ireland Fianna Fáil ALDE
1 / 11
 Latvia Development/For!
Attīstībai/Par!
ALDE
1 / 8
 Lithuania Labour Party
Darbo Partija
ALDE
1 / 11
Liberal Movement
Lietuvos Respublikos Liberalų sąjūdis
ALDE
1 / 11
 Luxembourg Democratic Party
Demokratesch Partei
Parti Démocratique
Demokratische Partei
ALDE
2 / 6
 Netherlands People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
ALDE
4 / 26
Democrats 66
Democraten 66
ALDE
2 / 26
 Romania Save Romania Union
Uniunea Salvați România
ALDE
4 / 32
Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party
Partidul Libertății, Unității și Solidarității
None
4 / 32
 Slovakia Progressive Slovakia
Progresívne Slovensko
ALDE
2 / 14
 Slovenia List of Marjan Šarec
Lista Marjana Šarca
ALDE
2 / 8
 Spain Citizens
Ciudadanos
ALDE
7 / 54
Basque Nationalist Party
Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea
Partido Nacionalista Vasco
Parti national basque
EDP
1 / 54
 Sweden Liberals
Liberalerna
ALDE
1 / 20
Centre Party
Centerpartiet
ALDE
2 / 20
 United Kingdom Liberal Democrats ALDE
16 / 73
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Páirtí Comhghuaillíochta Thuaisceart Éireann
ALDE
1 / 3
 European Union
Total
108 / 751

Leadership[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/eu-affairs/20190612STO54311/parliament-starts-new-term-with-seven-political-groups
  2. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "European Union". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b Slomp, Hans (26 September 2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Congratulations to @CiolosDacian, our new Group leader!".
  5. ^ "Guy Verhofstadt on Twitter". Twitter. 10 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Renew Europe. - News - ALDE". alde.eu. 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Frenzy in Firenze: 4 takeaways from EU lead candidate debate". Politico. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  8. ^ Eder, Florian (27 May 2019). "ALDE 2.0 deals blow to Weber's Commission dream". POLITICO.
  9. ^ Baume, Maïa de La (12 June 2019). "Macron-Liberal alliance to be named Renew Europe". POLITICO. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  10. ^ "[Ticker] Liberal Alde rename themselves 'Renew Europe'". EUobserver.
  11. ^ https://www.politico.eu/article/ex-romanian-prime-minister-renew-europe/

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