Europe

Liberal Democrats International Office works across the continent with our sister parties from over 20 countries.

international work

Through our work with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, we make a tangible impact on the quality and space for political participation in many countries in the region in many vital areas. We actively support our sister-parties using unique peer-to-peer relationships as a learning model. This support enables them to organise their party in a way which effectively engages young people and women as well as guides them to develop structures which are essential to ensure that the parties’ elected members can represent the views of the wider party. We also assist in strengthening internal policy-making mechanisms and work together to develop effective and efficient campaign base for our partners.

One of the key objectives of our work, especially in the former communist states, is to guide our partners through this transition period from post-communism to open, transparent and participative democracy. 

We currently work with our sister-parties in Moldova, Georgia, Serbia, Bosnia, Slovenia and Macedonia.

 

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Free school meals help boost learning, improve behaviour and save parents money.

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New mental health waiting time standards set

Nick Clegg has announced that treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line with other NHS services.

State pension will rise by 2.5 per cent next year thanks to Triple Lock guarantee

Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee.

Encouraging employment figures show our economy is recovering

Employment figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show further encouraging signs that our economy is recovering.