Friday, March 19, 2010

200th anniversary of common liberal identity in Cadiz

It's not a dirty word this side of the Atlantic

To mark the 200th anniversary of the first written usage of the word 'liberal' in a political document, Liberal International, the Liberal Network of Latin America (RELIAL), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty and the ALDE Group in the European Parliament are organsing the upcoming weekend in Cadiz, Spain a Conference '200 Years of Common Liberal Identity, A Liberal Agenda for Europe - Latin American Relations'. Over 50 leading liberal politicians and thinkers from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and Europe have confirmed their participation. Next to LI President Hans van Baalen, the event will be addressed by RELIAL Chairman Otto Guevara Guth, Nicaraguan liberal leader Eduardo Montealegre, Eurolat member Renate Weber MEP, former Argentinean Defence and Economy Minister Ricardo Lopez Murphy and Joseph Garcia, Leader of the Gibraltar Liberal Party. In the framework of the Conference, the European Liberal Forum will realise the years-long idea of the Fundacio Llibertad I Democracia (LI Catalan full member) to organise the first meeting of the Iberian Liberals.

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