News

European Liberal Youth LYMEC warmly welcomes the decision by the ALDE Group in the European Parliament not to include the Italian Five Star Movement in the group.

“Though we understand the urge to increase the size of the group and comprehend the advantages and added value of being back in the position of kingmaker in the parliament, we are relieved that ALDE Group chose to stick to quality rather than quantity when it comes to MEPs” says LYMEC president Sissel Kvist.

LYMEC was critical both of the compatibility of the positions of the Five Star Movement with the group’s values, and of the lack of transparency in the negotiating process.

“The Five Star Movement is a populist and Eurosceptic movement. We do not see how any of these traits would fit into the ALDE Group. Furthermore, the way the whole process was handled, with members of the group only learning about the plans through media, is far from the ideal way to manage a merger of this caliber. We urge the group to be more transparent in these processes in the future”, president Kvist continued.

European Liberal Youth LYMEC is the youth wing of the ALDE Party and one of the youth wings of ALDE Group.

Leave your comment

Last News

Call for 2022 Spring Congress hosting!

  EXTENDED deadline for applications is 22 November 2021 at 16 h CET (Brussels time) Applications are to be sent by email to [email protected], cc: [email protected]   Dear members, The host country for our Electoral Spring Congress in 2022 will be selected...

October 27 2021

The LYMEC Working Groups are back!

EXTENDED DEADLINE is 29 November 2021 at 10 h CET (Brussels time)   Renewal of the LYMEC Working Groups!   Fancy being in the midst of policy developments and spearheading key changes within LYMEC? Then why not engage in one or two of the four available...

October 26 2021

Young liberal leaders call for action!

  Please find the official document here!   Since its announcement, the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) has welcomed the Conference on the Future of Europe as an opportunity for every citizen, and especially the youth, to be involved in shaping a common ...

October 15 2021