Naomi Long MEP welcomes European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group resolution, urges patience from the EU to avoid no-deal

The Brexit Steering Group in the European Parliament has provisionally agreed on a draft resolution on the Brexit negotiations which insists that any Brexit deal must contain a backstop to protect the Northern Irish peace process and states that it is open to a Brexit delay if there is to be a general election or […]

Long signs “Brussels Declaration” alongside 40 MEPs to work against no-deal Brexit

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MEP has signed a Joint Declaration alongside a cross-party group of UK MEPs as a commitment to work together to stop a no-deal Brexit. The “Brussels Declaration” calls a potential no-deal Brexit “unacceptable” and asks that colleagues in the European Parliament assist in “keeping the door open” to the UK. Mrs […]

Dickson participates in European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism at Parliament Buildings

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has taken part in an event to mark the European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism at Parliament Buildings. Mr Dickson said he was moved to attend the event, which heard from various victims and survivors including Geraldine Ferguson, mother of Patrick Azimkar, Mervyn Lewers, a former police officer who […]

Dickson asks for urgent clarification and action around MEP tweet

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has asked for urgent clarification after a Conservative MEP made reference to unionists being “prepared to fight” to remain in the UK.David Campbell Bannerman tweeted saying: “The unionists in 1913 were prepared to fight Britain to stay in the United Kingdom through the Ulster Volunteer Force. They have asserted their rights […]

Alliance joins European liberal movement

The Alliance Party has joined the umbrella European liberal movement as an affiliate member. The party joined the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party yesterday (Saturday) after its application was approved unanimously by the ALDE Council. Alliance is now one of 63 liberal parties across 43 countries in the movement. “I am […]