• Layla Moran in Brussels
    Article: Apr 29, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats in Belgium were delighted to welcome Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, to Brussels last Friday (27/04).

    20 Lib Dems gathered over wine and cheese to hear Layla give an overview of the current state of the anti-Brexit movement, including her involvement in the cross-party people's vote campaign. She was delighted to get some feedback from policy experts and all those affected in the room.

  • OFOC
    Article: Apr 22, 2018

    On 10 April anti-Brexit campaigners converged on the European Parliament for a screening of 'Postcards from the 48%, a full-length documentary detailing the troubles ahead for British citizens living throughout the EU.

    Femi Oluwole from Our Future Our Choice and Madeleina Kay, EU Super Girl, were both present.

  • Robert Harrison
    Article: Apr 4, 2018

    It's been an honour to be elected Chair of the Liberal Democrats in Europe for the rest of the year. I'd like to thank our outgoing Chair, Paul Fisher, for the work that he has done in the past year in re-organising our "local" party and we wish him well in his new role as the Chair of the Local Party in France.

  • Pen
    Article: Dec 11, 2017

    The Brexit door's are closing! Write to your MEP before it is too late!

    Britain For Europe, an anti-Brexit protest group have suggested using the following template. Just copy and paste it:

    Template for letter to host state and UK MEPs

    Please adjust the bits in square brackets to fit your own circumstances.

  • Andrew Duff event
    Article: Oct 8, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats in Europe, D66 Brussels & Luxembourg and FDP Auslandsgruppe Europa invite you to a discussion with former MEP and Fellow at the European Policy Centre Andrew Duff on Brexit - State of Play.

    When? 10 October 2017, 18:30 - 20:00h

    Where? Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Kortenberglaan 71 Avenue de Cortenbergh ,
    1000 Brussels

  • Article on Tories meltdown
    Article: Oct 8, 2017
    By Raphaela Kitson-Pantano

    One of the Tory party's longest serving political campaigners has said that the Conservative party are 'facing oblivion' and will not have enough activists to fight another General Election after new figures show the party has lost almost a third of their members since 2013.

    In an exclusive interview with Tribune magazine, John Strafford, chairman of the Campaign for Conservative Democracy, revealed that the Tories now have just 100,000 members, down from around 140,000 just 4 years ago.

  • Article: Oct 4, 2017
    By Raphaela Kitson-Pantano

    BELD will be holding its AGM in Amsterdam on the weekend of 1-3 December in the margins of the ALDE Annual Conference - we will proposing a name change for our Local Party to LibDems in Europe to more clearly reflect our pan European membership (1300 members live outside Belgium). The date is now set for Saturday 2 December and the provisional timing is 1100-1300 so as to enable day travellers to make it.

  • parliamentary visit sept 2017
    Article: Sep 28, 2017
    By Raphaela Kitson-Pantano

    The BELD ExCom particpated in a Parliamentary Gathering with LibDem MEPs and addressed the topic of Brexit going forward. This was the opportunity for BELD members to come together, meet their MEPs, develop new frienships and discuss the similarities of the disaster of Brexit on UK citizens around Europe.

  • Conference Mix and Match
    Article: Sep 22, 2017
    By Raphaela Kitson-Pantano

    Our Fringe event was well supported with about 100 in attendance. I chaired a most interesting set of presentations on the subject of "BREXIT Negotiations: What is the best option fro maintaining EU citizenship rights?" by Tom Brake MP (LibDem Spokesperson on Brexit), Catherine Bearder MEP, Costanza de Toma (Chair of EU 27, The 3M Group) and Dr Ruuvi Zielgler (New Europeans Legal Advisor). This was followed by questions and answers from those who attended.

  • Chair speaking at Conference
    Article: Sep 21, 2017
    By Raphaela Kitson-Pantano

    As Chair of the Brussels and Europe Lib Dems, I attended the LibDem Conference in Bournemouth with others from BELD where we participated in plenary debates, networked with other colleagues, ran a Fringe Event, attended the Federal International Relations Committee of the Federal Board and met with the Chair to discuss restructuring for the LibDems outside the UK.