"I am a Liberal,
because I have a positive outlook on people and wish them the very best that I
can imagine. Life is not always fair, and human beings are not perfect. -
Therefore, we need a Liberal society. A society with a wealth sufficient to
ensure, that we can take care properly of those affected by the unjust, those
who in a period or a lifetime can not take care of themselves. I am proud
Liberal, because I know that a Liberal society makes the weak strongest
Party leader shall be in the
Valletta office Sat. 23. Nov. 10-14.
Information on opening dates will be updated here.
At University's Freshers Week 2013 party leader John Zammit
met with reps for JEF (Jeunes Européens Federalists) and GUG (Gozo University
11/12 parliamentary elections in the coming EU-member
(1. July 2013) became a veritable success for the
ELDR member parties HNS (Hrvatska Narodna Stranka, Croatian
People's Party) and IDS (Istarski Demokratski Sabor, Istrian
Democratic Assembly) were both part of the winning four-party coalition
Kukuriku Koalicija, and will be leading the negotiations for Croatian
In the latest polls the former Government party of
Denmark, the Liberals, has improved
from the elections (15/9-11) 24% to 33%. The new Government party, Labour,
has fallen from 26% to 16.5%. (Medio May 2013)
At the Russian
election primo December 11 ELDR member Yabloko collected more than
15% of the votes for the elections to the State Duma of Saint
Petersburg, ensuring Liberal representatives in the city’s parliament
The Irish government
has announced the intention to draft a law which would allow
abortion in specific cases, where
the life of the woman is endangered.
LYMEC recognises it
as a one step towards the full legalisation of
abortion, and redefinition of the conservative interpretation of theconception of life and the imposed limitations of individual
freedoms, primarily the freedom of choice.
LYMEC expresses sorrow that a life had to be lost, not
only of Savita Halappanavar, the one that provoked the current move, but
of many that have been hidden behind the preaching of pro-life agenda.
Ireland, unlike the rest of Europe, despite of being a
signature state of Charter of Fundamental Rights, still treats abortion
as a criminal act. Despite the fact that already in 1992, the Supreme
Court ruled that abortion is not illegal in the cases of a real and
substantial risk to a mother's life, as distinct from her health; the
government has not enacted legislation to give certainty to doctors as
to when terminations can be carried out and under what circumstances.
"State as an owner of individual body or free will is by
no means acceptable in 21st century Europe, with the majority of states
progressing far ahead in the areas of individual and citizens rights."
LYMEC therefore strongly advocates for a free and liberal
Ireland and welcomes the small steps made in that direction" said
Vedrana Gujic, LYMEC's Vice President.
23rd of November the US Embassy in Ta' Qali kindly open its
doors for a debate over LGBT and the
media in Malta. As the only party present Alleanza Liberali felt very
embarrassed over the absence of both other parties and the gay and
lesbian communities in Malta except Gabi Calleja.
But the Ambassador, Ms.
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, honoured us by her presence
during the whole meeting, and media-expert Mr. Charles Taylor
managed to keep the interest alive in a very charming way with his
Very few quotes from the
C.T.: "It gets
better . . ." - how do the media response to gay rights?
G.C.: Quite OK, but
in Maltese soaps there are very stereotypic gay characters. Rather
chocking private comments in the newspapers on the net.
C.T.: It is not a
big deal anymore for celebrities to come out.
H.J.: The entrance
to the media is through the two dominating parties - and they are not
really interested in LGBT rights.
(Photo shows Ambassador
Abercrombie and Gabi Calleja at a former event - as we were not allowed
to "shoot" inside the Embassy)
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Pat Cox, Ireland and Alexander Kwasniewski, Poland
both attended Yulia Tymoshenko's court case in
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to attend the EURO 2012 in Ukraine before Y.T. was
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