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ALDE Strategic Programme for the European Commission 2009 -2014 Press conference of Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE Group Strasbourg, 15 December.

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1 ALDE Strategic Programme for the European Commission Press conference of Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE Group Strasbourg, 15 December 2009

2 5 main priorities for the ALDE Group Tackling the economic and financial crisis by a sustainable recovery Rethinking the budget introducing own resources Taking climate change seriously with an environmentally integrated society Fighting for freedom and fundamental rights Promoting a coherent Europe strategy in the world

3 Our economy Robust and ambitious "EU 2020" strategy “Open method of coordination” is not enough “EU 2020” needs legally binding instruments A single financial supervisor for micro- and macro- prudential supervision Opposition to anti-competitive practices and 'economic protectionism‘

4 Our market Competitive and liberalised EU internal market for energy Achieving a competitive single market for communications. Completion of the internal market for transport Implementation of SMEs strategy

5 Our climate 30% emissions reduction commitment Clear strategy of implementation Binding EU targets for the energy efficiency in buildings The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy that is efficient, competitive and responds to the imperatives of climate change

6 Our citizens Defend fundamental rights and freedoms Directive to safeguard media pluralism EU Asylum policy that is credible and enacts solidarity between Member States A common legal migration policy

7 Our external action The EU External Action Service that safeguards the community aspects in the EU's external action Robust EU human rights agenda EU commitment to tangible progress in the ongoing WTO negotiations Ensure that the negotiations with the candidate countries continue The EU should actively support the internal reform processes in the candidate countries

8 Our resources Introduction of ‘own resources’ Initiate debate that involves Council, the European Parliament and national parliaments Make Stability and Growth Pact enforceable


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