Over 60 years, Liberals in the European Union have contributed much to achieving peace, unity and prosperity. We continue to work towards a more capable and democratic Union, the completion of the single market, a safer environment, and the promotion of civil liberties and fundamental rights. We want the Union to take the lead in tackling global security challenges and in responding to the international financial crisis and its consequences. The Union must be modernised and strengthened according to the values and principles of liberal democracy and market economy.
Liberals are the third largest group in the European Parliament and frequently make the difference in terms of law and policies. ELDR believes in the necessity to adopt the Lisbon Treaty and call for its implementation. The Treaty considerably reforms the institutions of the European Union, enhances transparency, strengthens its democratic character and equips the EU with the necessary tools for today’s global challenges. European Liberal Democrats urge EU member states to agree on methods for its swift implementation
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