Family get-togethers are usually an occasion for heartfelt reunions, swapping news, forging plans, and often welcoming new members. The gathering in Madrid, where more than a thousand European liberals met for the annual ALDE Congress, was no exception. Following stations in Warsaw and Amsterdam, this time the event was hosted by the Spanish Ciudadanos (Cs). The strategic groundwork was laid for the upcoming European election campaign. The fifty-page platform left no doubt that the ALDE family — a coalition with a membership of more than 60 parties — would be tackling an impressive workload over the course of its two-and-a-half-day Congress.
Liberal parties and think tanks from the Iberian peninsula convened on 13-15 September in Madrid for the fourth edition of the annual „Iberian Liberal Forum“. The event was co-organized by the Asociación Galega pola Liberdade e a Democracia (galidem) and the Movimento Liberal Social (MLS) with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.