News Articles

Rethinking the liberal strategy for environmental protection
19/06/2018
Ahead of LI's 200th executive committee meeting and climate change conference in Berlin this week, Frank Sitta MP, deputy leader of the Free Democrats Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, argues that while Liberals have similar environmental goals as the Greens, we must adopt a smarter strategy.
Environment
LI LGBTI Rights Working Group Chair and IFLRY President Mark International Day against Homophobia
17/05/2018
In a joint statement commemorating  International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia  (IDAHOT), the Chair of LI LGBTI Rights Working Group Frank Van Dalen and the President of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY, LI full-time), Ahmad Al Rachwani, have reiterated the continuous commitment of the global liberal family towards the promotion and advancement of LGBTI rights around the world.
Liberated: Global liberal family celebrates release of Anwar Ibrahim
16/05/2018
The global liberal family is overwhelmed by the news that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim - Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister and former leader of our member party People’s Justice Party (LI member, PKR – Malaysia) - has been pardoned by the king and released from prison today.
Anwar Ibrahim
Liberal International’s PKR win big in historic Malaysia election
10/05/2018
LI president Dr. Juli Minoves has led congratulations on behalf of the international liberal family as news broke that the coalition of which the People’s Justice Party (LI member, PKR - Malaysia) is a part made history in Malaysia last night, overturning the 60-year rule of the former governing coalition.
Anwar Ibrahim
Medal of Liberalism awarded to Sir Graham in Sofia
03/05/2018
Liberal International has presented one Europe’s greatest liberals, Sir Graham Watson, with its highest political honour at a special ceremony in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Bulgaria
LI Bureau demands end to deadly violence in Nicaragua; extends hand to Socialist International to pressure Ortega regime
24/04/2018
The global leadership of Liberal International (LI) is unanimous in denouncing the deadly force unleashed by the government of Daniel Ortega, leader of the Socialist International member party Sandinista National Liberation Front (known by its Spanish acronym FSLN), which saw scores of protesters in Nicaragua killed and injured as they rallied against social security reforms over the past weekend.
Nicaragua
Dr Stephanie Krisper MP: Fighting the burka ban in Austria
19/04/2018
Populist politicians around the world will go a long way to win votes. To the anguish of liberals, even politicians across the European Union have endorsed legislation that exploits, rather than assuages, the collective anxieties of voters - anxieties they have been recklessly nourished in the blinkered pursuit of power.
Freedom of Belief
Vlado Mirosevic MP: The Liberal project and freedom of religion in Chile
19/04/2018
Being liberal entails a commitment to the right of each and every person to develop their life project in such a way that it allows them to achieve the greatest possible personal fulfillment, as long as in doing so one does not harm others. In contemporary Chilean society the conservative tradition is still very powerful and influential so putting our credo in to practice remains difficult – but Partido Liberal de Chile is up for that fight!
Freedom of Belief
LI joins forces with NDI at UNCSW to stamp out violence against women in politics
19/04/2018
Teaming up with Madeleine Albright's National Democratic Institute (NDI - LI cooperating organisation), LI has NDI marked the two-year anniversary of the #NotTheCost campaign to end violence against women in politics, at a side-event on the fringes of the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York, raising the profile of this global cause.
UN CSW
LI and D66 lead freedom of belief debate across Dutch cities
18/04/2018
“Radical Islamists are as Muslim as the KKK is Christian”, determined Hatim Beggar of Liberal International’s Mouvement Populaire (full member – Morocco) as two LI-D66 (full member – Netherlands) co-hosted events on freedom of belief concluded in the Netherlands in April.
Boris van der Ham