Renew Europe

Renew Europe (Renew) is a liberal, pro-European political group of the European Parliament founded for the ninth European Parliament term.[8] The group is the successor to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group which existed during the sixth, seventh and eighth terms from 2004 to 2019. Renew Europe in the European Committee of the Regions is the sister group of Renew Europe.

Renew Europe
European Parliament group
Logo of Renew Europe.svg
NameRenew Europe
English abbr.Renew[1]
Formal nameRenew Europe group[2]
IdeologyLiberalism[3]
Pro-Europeanism
Factions:
Conservative liberalism[4]
Social liberalism[4]
Political positionCentre[5]
European partiesAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
European Democratic Party
Associated organisationsAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Liberal International
From20 June 2019
Preceded byAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group
Chaired byDacian Cioloș[6]
MEP(s)
97 / 705
[7]
Websitereneweuropegroup.eu Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

In May 2019, speaking at a debate leading up to the 2019 European Parliament election, Guy Verhofstadt, president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group, announced that, following the election, the ALDE Group intended to dissolve and form a new alliance with French President Emmanuel Macron's "Renaissance" electoral list.[9] During and following the European elections, the group temporarily styled itself "ALDE plus Renaissance plus USR PLUS".[10]

The new group announced the adoption of its name on 12 June 2019 after it formed an alliance with La République En Marche!.[11][12]

On 19 June 2019, it was announced that Dacian Cioloș, former Prime Minister of Romania and European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, had been chosen as the group's inaugural chairman, defeating Sophie in 't Veld by 64 votes to 42 and thus becoming the first Romanian to become the leader of a European Parliamentary group.[13]

MEPsEdit

9th European ParliamentEdit

 
Renew Europe has MEPs in 22 member states. Yellow indicates member states sending multiple MEPs, light yellow indicates member states sending a single MEP.
Country National party European party MEPs
  Austria NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum
NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum (NEOS)
ALDE
1 / 19
  Belgium Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats
Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Open VLD)
ALDE
2 / 21
Reformist Movement
Mouvement Réformateur (MR)
ALDE
2 / 21
  Bulgaria Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Dviženie za prava i svobodi (DPS)
Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi (DPS)
ALDE
3 / 17
  Croatia Istrian Democratic Assembly
Istarski demokratski sabor (IDS)
ALDE
1 / 12
  Czech Republic ANO 2011
(ANO)
ALDE
6 / 21
  Denmark Venstre, Denmark's Liberal Party
Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti (V)
ALDE
4 / 14
Danish Social Liberal Party
Radikale Venstre (B)
ALDE
2 / 14
  Estonia Estonian Reform Party
Eesti Reformierakond (RE)
ALDE
2 / 7
Estonian Centre Party
Eesti Keskerakond (K)
ALDE
1 / 7
  Finland Centre Party
Suomen Keskusta (Kesk)
Centern i Finland (Centern)
ALDE
2 / 14
Swedish People's Party
Svenska folkpartiet i Finland (SFP)
Suomen ruotsalainen kansanpuolue (RKP)
ALDE
1 / 14
  France The Republic on the Move!
La République En Marche ! (LaREM)
None
10 / 79
Democratic Movement
Mouvement démocrate (MoDem)
EDP
5 / 79
Radical Movement
Mouvement Radical (MR)
ALDE
1 / 79
Act
Agir
None
1 / 79
Territories of progress

Territoires de Progrès

None
1 / 79
Italy Alive [a]
Italia Viva (IV)
None
1 / 79
Independents
Stéphane Bijoux, Jérémy Decerle, Bernard Guetta, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou
Independent
4 / 79
  Germany Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP)
ALDE
5 / 96
Free Voters
Freie Wähler (FW)
EDP
2 / 96
  Hungary Momentum Movement
Momentum Mozgalom (Momentum)
ALDE
2 / 21
  Ireland Fianna Fáil
(FF)
ALDE
2 / 13
  Italy Italy Alive
Italia Viva (IV)
EDP[b]
1 / 76
  Latvia Development/For!
Attīstībai/Par! (AP!)
ALDE
1 / 8
  Lithuania Liberal Movement
Lietuvos Respublikos Liberalų sąjūdis (LRLS)
ALDE
1 / 11
  Luxembourg Democratic Party
Demokratesch Partei (DP)
Parti Démocratique (PD)
Demokratische Partei (DP)
ALDE
1 / 6
Independents
Monica Semedo
Independent
1 / 6
  Netherlands People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD)
ALDE
5 / 29
Democrats 66
Democraten 66 (D66)
ALDE
2 / 29
  Romania Save Romania Union
Uniunea Salvați România (USR)
ALDE
4 / 33
Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party
Partidul Libertății, Unității și Solidarității (PLUS)
ALDE[c]
4 / 33
[14]
  Slovakia Progressive Slovakia
Progresívne Slovensko (PS)
ALDE
2 / 14
  Slovenia List of Marjan Šarec
Lista Marjana Šarca (LMŠ)
ALDE
2 / 8
  Spain Citizens
Ciudadanos (Cs)
ALDE
7 / 59
Independents
Javier Nart
Independent
1 / 59
Basque Nationalist Party
Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea (EAJ)
Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV)
Parti national basque (PNB)
EDP
1 / 59
  Sweden Liberals
Liberalerna (L)
ALDE
1 / 20
Centre Party
Centerpartiet (C)
ALDE
2 / 20
  European Union
Total
97 / 705

Former MembersEdit

Fredrick Federley, MEP of the Swedish Centre Party, resigned on 11 December 2020 from all politics immediately.

The UK MEPs of the Liberals Democrats and the Alliance Party de facto left the group on 31 January 2020 when the UK left the EU.

Country National party European party MEPs
  United Kingdom Liberal Democrats (Lib Dems) ALDE
16 / 70
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) ALDE
1 / 3

On 20 January 2021, the Renew Europe Group terminated the membership of Viktor Uspaskich, MEP of the Lithuanian Labour Party.

LeadershipEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sandro Gozi, who is an italian and a member of Italia Viva, was elected in the French seats of the European Parliament within La République En Marche!.
  2. ^ Nicola Danti as EDP individual member
  3. ^ Dacian Cioloş, Dragoş Nicolae Pîslaru, Ioan Dragoş Tudorache and Ramona Victoria Strugariu as ALDE individual member

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Browse table". European Parliament. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/eu-affairs/20190612STO54311/parliament-starts-new-term-with-seven-political-groups
  3. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "European Union". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b Slomp, Hans (26 September 2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ "20 MEPs to watch in 2020". POLITICO.eu. 13 January 2020. The European Parliament is younger, more diverse — and more divided ... Macron's baby in the Parliament: the centrist Renew Europe group.
  6. ^ "Congratulations to @CiolosDacian, our new Group leader!".
  7. ^ "Guy Verhofstadt on Twitter". Twitter. 10 June 2019.[non-primary source needed]
  8. ^ "Renew Europe. – News – ALDE". alde.eu. 13 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Frenzy in Firenze: 4 takeaways from EU lead candidate debate". Politico. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  10. ^ Eder, Florian (27 May 2019). "ALDE 2.0 deals blow to Weber's Commission dream". Politico.
  11. ^ Baume, Maïa de La (12 June 2019). "Macron-Liberal alliance to be named Renew Europe". Politico. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  12. ^ "[Ticker] Liberal Alde rename themselves 'Renew Europe'". EUobserver.
  13. ^ https://www.politico.eu/article/ex-romanian-prime-minister-renew-europe/
  14. ^ "List of ALDE Party Members of the European Parliament, 2019-2024" (PDF). Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations.
  15. ^ "Renew Europe Group elects Vice-Presidents". Renew Europe. 19 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Movers and Shakers". theparliamentmagazine.eu. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

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