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24.05.2017

Europe must do more to reaffirm its commitment to NATO

Trump has reaffirmed the United State's commitment to NATO. Now European members must do more to reaffirm their own commitments....

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18.05.2017

ACRE is helping to bring the Free Market Road Show to the Caucasus

The Free Market Road Show arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia on the 15th, and is showing today in Batumi and Yerevan...

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17.05.2017

The EU summit on Africa is missing the obvious

The Foreign Affairs Council has been discussing EU-African relations, but it is missing an obvious policy change....

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16.05.2017

President Macron’s ‘Buy European Act’ is misguided Protectionism

'Buy European' would mean even greater inefficiency, cronyism and rent-seeking in the EU...

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15.05.2017

Putin is no conservative

A conservatism that fights for truth, justice and historical memory finds no friend in Putin, writes Marion Smith...

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10.05.2017

ACRE helps bring the Free Market Road Show to Greece

Yesterday the Free Market Road Show came to Thessaloniki in Greece, a country that has been on the sharp end of recent economic turbulence. ...

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08.05.2017

On the new President of France

Emmanuel Macron has won the Presidential election in a landslide....

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07.05.2017

Daniel Hannan MEP: Do Theresa May’s opponents seriously prefer Juncker?

Juncker is advocating for the hardest possible Brexit; Daniel Hannan asks why Theresa May's opponents are getting behind him...

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02.05.2017

ACRE is proud to host the Conservatives International Miami 2017 Conference

Conservatives International, a flagship initiative of ACRE, is holding its first regional conference in Miami, Florida on May 26-27...

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30.04.2017

Euro-federalists should lay off Poland

Macron has followed a worrying trend in threatening Poland for exercising its sovereignty....

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28.04.2017

Czech Civic Democrats present their reform agenda for the EU

The Civic Democratic Party (ODS), one of the ACRE founding parties, has presented its vision of the future of the EU at its conference in Prag...

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26.04.2017

Daniel Hannan MEP: Jihadists are losing

In the wake of recent attacks, Daniel Hannan MEP warns against bolstering terrorists' delusions of grandeur....

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23.04.2017

The French Presidential Elections: A New Direction for Europe?

The French elections today could change the course of the EU; ACRE hopes it is for the better....

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22.04.2017

On the Turkish Constitutional Referendum

The people of Turkey have approved the new constitution; now is the time for stability...

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13.04.2017

The Liberty Summit in Europe: a Triumph

The inaugural Liberty Summit in Europe, held in Tirana, Albania on the 7th to 9th of April was one of the most high profile events of its kind....

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07.04.2017

Welcome to our new member parties

We are proud to announce the accession of three new member parties ...

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06.04.2017

ACRE Partners with the Free Market Roadshow

ACRE's partnership with the Free Market Road Show is helping to get the free market message out...

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03.04.2017

ACRE conference in Latvia about the future of the EU after Brexit

An ACRE conference on the future of the EU after Brexit packed a room in Riga, Latvia. ...

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29.03.2017

An End and a Beginning: Today Britain Triggers Article 50

Few moments can truly be described as historic; the triggering of Article 50 today is undoubtedly one of them...

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28.03.2017

Gagik Tsarukyan: Working for a better Armenia

Read Gagik Tsarukyan's message on how he plans to build a better Armenia....

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27.03.2017

Anneleen van Bossuyt MEP: why a true European energy market is the only way forward

Read Anneleen van Bossuyt MEP on why European needs a true energy market....

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22.03.2017

Our statement on the Rustavi-2 case

Read ACRE's statement on the controversial Rustavi-2 case ...

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20.03.2017

Amjad Bashir MEP: Brexit provides huge opportunities for the UK and EU’s partnership with Pakistan

Following the groundbreaking Trade Partnerships Conference supported by ACRE, Amjad Bashir writes on the opportunities for trade....

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16.03.2017

Jan Zahradil MEP: I hope different views on the EU’s future won’t be misused in the political fight

Watch Jan Zahradil's European Parliament speech during a plenary session on EU funding for political parties. ...

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15.03.2017

The Fatal Attraction of Marxism

Karl Marx died 134 years ago, and events have shown his ideology wanting. We look at why it is still with us....

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11.03.2017

Remembering Mikhail Gorbachev and the Vindication of Peace Through Strength

On the 32nd anniversary of Gorbachev's ascension to power, we remember his legacy and that of his Western counterparts....

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05.03.2017

Anna Fotyga MEP: Remembering the scars of Communism on the 64th anniversary of Stalin’s death

ACRE Vice-President Anna Fotyga MEP writes on Stalin's dark legacy and the scars Communism has left behind....

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28.02.2017

Ian Duncan MEP: Carbon Emissions

Ian Duncan is MEP for Scotland, Secretary General of New Direction, and the European Parliament’s lead lawmaker reforming the EU’s Carbon Market...

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09.02.2017

ACRE to hold annual Liberty Summit in Europe in Albania, commemorating the fall of Communism

The dark legacy of the communist system, and the developments of post-communism, will be the focus of ACRE's The Liberty Summit in Europe....

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07.02.2017

The Conservative Launch: a Tremendous Success

The launch of The Conservative, a quarterly journal of and online platform for Centre-Right thought, was a phenomenal success....

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02.02.2017

Passionate discussions among Conservatives on the environment

ACRE’s Blue-Green Summit sparked lively debate yesterday, reigniting the discussion within the conservative family on the environment...

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01.02.2017

Jan Zahradil: if Tusk regards the US as a threat, he should consider leaving office

ACRE President Jan Zahradil said that the European Council President Donald Tusk should consider leaving office if he regards the US as a threat...

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30.01.2017

Trump’s Transition Environment Advisor speaking in Brussels at ACRE’s Blue-Green Summit

Myron Ebell, US President Donald Trump’s leader for transition of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), will be speaking on conservatism, eco...

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24.01.2017

Why is it Important to Remember?

Eli Hazan (Likud Party) on the significance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day for the entire free world...

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23.01.2017

Jesse Norman: a politician should be a philosopher in action

At the Edmund Burke Award Ceremony in London, eulogist Jesse Norman MP described a politician as a philosopher in action...

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21.01.2017

One of the most murderous leaders in the world: 93 years ago Lenin died

On the 21st January 1924 Lenin died, having killed an estimated 3 million of his people...

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18.01.2017

Valuing nature through markets

Putting a price on natural capital is the most pragmatic way to avoid environmental debts...

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16.01.2017

European Parliament President Election – the usual farce

In stark contrast to the outdated, aimless candidates of EPP and ALDE, Helga Stevens (ECR) is the pinnacle of political cutting-edge...

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15.01.2017

ACRE Statement on Turkey

We deplore the violent coup attempt of 2016. We also appreciate the enormous burden placed on Turkey by the Syrian war and refugee crisis – a bu...

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13.01.2017

ACRE congratulates the Independence Party on forming a new Icelandic government

The Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe congratulates its member, the Independence Party, on...

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13.01.2017

The Independence Party forming the new Icelandic government

The Icelandic Independence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) has formed a new Centre-Right government under new Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson. ...

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11.01.2017

Albania: at EU’s door 71 years after founding of brutal Hoxhaist regime

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania and the beginning of what would be horrible pur...

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06.01.2017

Why our Environment needs Capitalism

Capitalism is the only force powerful enough to save our environment. Join our Blue-Green Summit to discover how Conservatives make the best...

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05.01.2017

Commemorating the birth of the Albanian Free Press

Today Albania marked the 26th anniversary of the publication of its first free newspaper, Rilindja Demokratike...

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04.01.2017

The problem of corruption in the EU

Two thirds of the voting population in the EU believe both their political parties and their national parliaments to be ‘corrupt’...

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17.12.2016

Beata Szydło: nothing is more valuable than the common good

"Not political interests, but the interests of the nation and the homeland should prevail. This is what drives the Polish government and we want...

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15.12.2016

Prof Oliver Hart: the EU must decentralize

The British-born economics professor from Harvard University Oliver Hart argued that the European Union must start a process of decentralisation...

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13.12.2016

Prof Ryszard Legutko & Tomasz Poręba: Comments on Frans Timmermans’ Article on Poland

In his article published on 7 December Frans Timmermans repeats false arguments raised in connection with the Polish dispute regarding the Cons...

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09.12.2016

The great paradox of our age

Daniel Hannan MEP describes the great paradox of our age; found in a misconception of the effects of free trade...

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05.12.2016

Daniele Capezzone: Matteo Renzi blew his chance to kickstart Italy

Instead of reforming Italy's economy, Renzi decided to waste three years on the institutional architecture...

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30.11.2016

Andras Baneth: Requiem for a European dream

EU expert Andras Baneth analyses why the EU has lost its narrative and how it could learn from Steve Jobs...

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29.11.2016

Polsko-brytyjskie konsultacje międzyrządowe

At yesterday's UK-Poland summit at 10 Downing Street, Beata Szydło and Theresa May discussed Polish-British relations, trade and Brexit includin...

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29.11.2016

Historic UK-Poland summit on Brexit, trade and bilateral relations

Yesterday, British Prime Minister Theresa May met with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło to deepen the bilateral co-operation between Great Bri...

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25.11.2016

Russia - Sanctions and Dialogue Conference

High-level politicians and ambassadors discussed Europe's relationship with Russia at ACRE's Sanctions and Dialogue Conference in Helsinki...

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24.11.2016

Polsko-izraelskie konsultacje międzyrządowe

Intergovernmental consultations between Poland and Israel in Jerusalem...

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21.11.2016

Daniel Hannan στον ΑΘΗΝΑ 984: Με «περισσότερη Ευρώπη» δε λύνονται όλα τα προβλήματα της ΕΕ

ACRE Secretary-General Daniel Hannan discussing Brexit with the Greek magazine Athina 984...

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18.11.2016

Dobry Rok rządów Premier Beaty Szydło

The Cabinet of Beata Szydło celebrating its first anniversary...

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17.11.2016

Jan Zahradil: Brexit should serve as wake-up call

ACRE President comparing the Brexit referendum with a wake-up call to the EU...

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15.11.2016

Koca Pavlovic: Montenegro’s three-act play

ACRE member Koca Pavlovic MP describes the alleged coup d’état in Montenegro as a three-act play by prime minister Milo Djukanovic (Democratic P...

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14.11.2016

The root of conservatism

ACRE Secretary-General Daniel Hannan described conservatism as rooted in love...

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11.11.2016

Społeczne obchody w przededniu Narodowego Święta Niepodległości

PiS party leader Jarosław Kaczyński commemorated the anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic....

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10.11.2016

Daniel Hannan: Το Brexit θα συμβεί το 2019

Exclusive interview of the Greek newspaper Liberal with Daniel Hannan...

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09.11.2016

ACRE social action projects for struggling Greek families

Over 30 Project Maja participants from the ACRE are in Athens this week to work with charities...

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09.11.2016

Project Maja to help struggling Greek citizens

ACRE providing much needed support to homeless and excluded citizens in Athens....

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08.11.2016

Sanctions and Dialogue: seminar on EU-Russia relations

In an ACRE seminar, the Finns Party will analyse the Russian-European relations in the Parliament of Finland on 23 November 2016....

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07.11.2016

ACRE President at Ulster Unionist Party Conference

ACRE President Jan Zahradil MEP visited the Ulster Unionist Party conference in Belfast....

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04.11.2016

John Howard in defence of conservatism and classical liberalism

In his speech at the Edmund Burke Award 2016 ceremony, John Howard defended the right kind of conservatism....

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03.11.2016

Asanga Welikala: Burkean thought in contemporary constitution making

Edmund Burke's conservative approach has the capacity to consider change, its scope and its substance, dispassionately and deliberatively....

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02.11.2016

Award for the most successful conservative politician of our era

ACRE awarded the Hon John Howard OM AC with the Edmund Burke Award 2016....

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31.10.2016

John Howard to receive Edmund Burke Award

Tomorrow, the Edmund Burke Award will go to the Honourable John Howard, in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement....

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30.10.2016

Iceland: Independence Party to form next government after great election success

ACRE member Independence Party will form Iceland's next government, after it emerged as the top party in Saturday's general election....

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27.10.2016

Social responsibility and action

ACRE operates a dedicated social action programme. Our humanitarian arm, Project Maja, allows parliamentarians to engage in practical hands-on w...

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26.10.2016

Conservatives discussing constitutional reforms in London

The UK Conservative Party is holding an ACRE autumn workshop on constitutional reforms within and without the EU in London....

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21.10.2016

Daniel Hannan on the danger of virtue-signalling politicians

Written declarations are only signs of good will, without any legislative impact...

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20.10.2016

Montenegro: Brussels and Washington turn a blind eye to voter fraud, violence, and faked coup d’etat

ACRE member Koca Pavlovic MP analysing the parliamentary elections in Montenegro...

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19.10.2016

European Youth for Liberty

The European Young Conservatives have published their video on the Freedom Summit 2016 in Porto....

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14.10.2016

Ian Duncan: Open Letter to European Migrants in Scotland

European migrants play a vital role in Scottish life....

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12.10.2016

The EU’s Strasbourg Plan and the consequences for Europe

The recent annual speech of President Juncker on the “State of the European Union” contained a strong dose of spending pledges and protectionism...

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11.10.2016

Jaroslaw Kaczynski: the EU must reform or it will collapse

The Polish ACRE member Jaroslaw Kaczynski (PiS) emphasized in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt that the EU has to be reformed....

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11.10.2016

EAPL-CFA gaining seats in Lithuanian parliamentary election

EAPL-CFA winning seven seats in the Seimas election 2016....

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10.10.2016

Great pro-Western election success in Georgia

The governing Georgian Dream coalition is leading in Georgia's parliamentary election 2016....

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07.10.2016

Liberty Summit Tirana 2017

Between the 6th and 9th of April 2017 the ACRE will organise its next international high-level conference, which will be held in Tirana, Albania...

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06.10.2016

AECR to change its name to ACRE

The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR) has now officially changed its name to The Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists...

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05.10.2016

Gunnar Beck: Germany and the EU cannot afford to drive hard bargain over Brexit

At the latest European Council special summit meeting in Bratislava many EU leaders and the presidents of the EU Commission, Council and Parliam...

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01.10.2016

EYC Freedom Summit 2016 in Porto

The European Young Conservatives (EYC) Freedom Summit is being held in Porto, Portugal at the moment. ...

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29.09.2016

AECR’s Prague Conference 2016

Distinguished centre-right politicians met from 16 to 18 September 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic to analyse the migration crisis and its effec...

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24.09.2016

Marian L. Tupy: Slovakia’s Prime Minister Fico is a brash Putin apologist

Along with my Cato Institute colleague, the economist Daniel Mitchell, I spent the last weekend in Prague, at the annual meeting of the Alliance...

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23.09.2016

Opening speeches from AECR Prague Conference 2016 online now

Watch the uncut opening remarks at AECR’s Prague Conference 2016....

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21.09.2016

EU reform, international cooperation, and social action

At AECR's Prague Conference 2016, the Alliance adopted a statement on the continuation of genuine EU reform and international conservative coope...

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20.09.2016

Hernando de Soto’s keynote speech at Prague Conference 2016

The Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto was one of the keynote speakers of AECR's Prague Conference 2016....

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19.09.2016

Tony Abbott’s Address to the AECR

The Hon Tony Abbott MP, the former Prime Minister of Australia, was the guest of honour at AECR’s Gala Dinner at Lobkowicz Palace, Prague....

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17.09.2016

The AECR Prague Conference 2016 is live!

Watch our conference live at http://aecr.eu/livestream/...

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13.09.2016

New AECR publication provides cutting-edge analysis on European and global affairs

At AECR’s Prague Conference that starts this Friday, September 16th the Alliance will be launching its new publication, The Conservative....

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12.09.2016

Theresa May wishes Muslims a blessed Eid al-Adha

In a video message, British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her Eid Mubarak wishes and paid tribute to Eid al-Adha’s ability to bring peopl...

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12.09.2016

Germany continues discussing migration

According to Welt, a leading German newspaper, refugees in Europe temporarily return to the very same country from which they have fled before. ...

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09.09.2016

Taking the EU in a new direction

The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group was created in 2009 to campaign for urgent reform of the European Union. Watch this promot...

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07.09.2016

Daniel Hannan: our vision for the EU

Daniel Hannan MEP is the Secretary-General of the AECR. In this speech regarding the EU’s first federal elections (2014), he describes the Allia...

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05.09.2016

Hans-Olaf Henkel: Merkel suffers from “Helfersyndrom”

In an interview with the German news website Spiegel Online, AECR member Hans-Olaf Henkel MEP (ALFA) described German Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

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03.09.2016

Discussing migration with Tony Abbott

The AECR is looking forward to discussing the European migrant crisis with the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Rt Hon Tony Abbott MP....

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01.09.2016

Fact-finding mission in Turkey

From 28 to 30 August 2016 the AECR has met with AK Parti politicians in Ankara, Turkey....

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