Renew Europe
European Parliament group
Logo of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament
NameRenew Europe
English abbr.Renew[1]
Formal nameRenew Europe group[2]
IdeologyLiberalism[3]
Social liberalism[4]
Conservative liberalism[4]
Classical liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre[5]
European partiesALDE Party
EDP
Associated organisationsAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
L’Europe Ensemble
Liberal International
From20 June 2019
Preceded byALDE Group
Chaired byStéphane Séjourné
MEP(s)
101 / 705
Websitereneweuropegroup.eu Edit this at Wikidata

Renew Europe (Renew) is a liberal, pro-European political group of the European Parliament founded for the ninth European Parliament term.[6] The group is the successor to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group which existed during the sixth, seventh and eighth terms from 2004 to 2019. Renew Europe in the European Committee of the Regions is the sister group of Renew Europe.

History

In May 2019, speaking at a debate leading up to the 2019 European Parliament election, Guy Verhofstadt, president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group, announced that, following the election, the ALDE Group intended to dissolve and form a new alliance with French President Emmanuel Macron's "Renaissance" electoral list.[7] During and following the European elections, the group temporarily styled itself "ALDE plus Renaissance plus USR PLUS".[8]

The new group announced the adoption of its name on 12 June 2019 after it formed an alliance with La République En Marche!. En Marche wanted to avoid the word liberal in the name, though the group continues to also be referred to as the Liberal Group outside of France.[9][10]

On 19 June 2019, it was announced that Dacian Cioloș, former Prime Minister of Romania and European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, had been chosen as the group's inaugural chairman, defeating Sophie in 't Veld by 64 votes to 42 and thus becoming the first Romanian to become the leader of a European Parliamentary group.[11] In October 2021, Cioloș resigned to return to domestic politics in Romania.[12]

MEPs

9th European Parliament

Main article: List of members of the European Parliament (2019–2024)

Renew Europe has MEPs in 24 member states. Yellow indicates member states sending multiple MEPs, light yellow indicates member states sending a single MEP.
State National party European party MEPs[13]
 Austria NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum
NEOS – Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum (NEOS)
ALDE
1 / 19
 Belgium Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats
Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Open VLD)
ALDE
2 / 21
Reformist Movement
Mouvement Réformateur (MR)
ALDE
2 / 21
 Bulgaria Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Dviženie za prava i svobodi (DPS)
Dvizhenie za prava i svobodi (DPS)
ALDE
3 / 17
 Croatia Istrian Democratic Assembly
Istarski demokratski sabor (IDS)
ALDE
1 / 12
 Czech Republic ANO 2011
ANO 2011 (ANO)
ALDE
5 / 21
 Denmark Venstre, Denmark's Liberal Party
Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti (V)
ALDE
3 / 14
Danish Social Liberal Party
Radikale Venstre (B)
ALDE
1 / 14
Moderates
Moderaterne (M)
None
1 / 14
Independent
Karen Melchior
Independent
1 / 14
 Estonia Estonian Reform Party
Eesti Reformierakond (RE)
ALDE
2 / 7
Estonian Centre Party
Eesti Keskerakond (K)
ALDE
1 / 7
 Finland Centre Party
Suomen Keskusta (Kesk)
Centern i Finland (Centern)
ALDE
2 / 14
Swedish People's Party
Svenska folkpartiet i Finland (SFP)
Suomen ruotsalainen kansanpuolue (RKP)
ALDE
1 / 14
 France Renaissance
Renaissance (RE)
None
13 / 79
Democratic Movement
Mouvement démocrate (MoDem)
EDP
6 / 79
Republican, Radical, and Radical-Socialist Party
Parti républicain, radical et radical-socialiste (PR)
ALDE
1 / 79
Horizons
Horizons
None
1 / 79
Cap Ecology
Cap écologie (CE)
None
1 / 79
Independent
Jérémy Decerle
Independent
1 / 79
 Germany Free Democratic Party
Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP)
ALDE
5 / 96
Free Voters
Freie Wähler (FW)
EDP
2 / 96
 Greece Independent
Giorgos Kyrtsos
Independent
1 / 21
 Hungary Momentum Movement
Momentum Mozgalom (Momentum)
ALDE
2 / 21
 Ireland Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party
Fianna Fáil – An Páirtí Poblachtánach (FF)
ALDE
2 / 13
 Italy Action – Italia Viva
Azione – Italia Viva
EDP
2 / 76
Independent
Marco Zullo
Independent
1 / 76
 Latvia Development/For!
Attīstībai/Par! (AP!)
ALDE
1 / 8
 Lithuania Liberals' Movement
Lietuvos Respublikos Liberalų sąjūdis (LRLS)
ALDE
1 / 11
 Luxembourg Democratic Party
Demokratesch Partei (DP)
Parti Démocratique (PD)
Demokratische Partei (DP)
ALDE
1 / 6
Independent
Monica Semedo
Independent
1 / 6
 Netherlands People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD)
ALDE
5 / 29
Democrats 66
Democraten 66 (D66)
ALDE
1 / 29
 Poland Szymon Hołownia's Poland 2050
Polska 2050 Szymona Hołowni (PL2050)
None
1 / 51
 Romania Renewing Romania's European Project
Reînnoim Proiectul European al României (REPER)
None
5 / 33
Save Romania Union
Uniunea Salvați România (USR)
ALDE
2 / 33
 Slovakia Progressive Slovakia
Progresívne Slovensko (PS)
ALDE
3 / 14
Apple
Jablko
None
1 / 14
 Slovenia Freedom Movement
Gibanje Svoboda (GS)
None
2 / 8
 Spain Citizens
Ciudadanos (Cs)
ALDE
7 / 59
Basque Nationalist Party
Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea (EAJ)
Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV)
Parti national basque (PNB)
EDP
1 / 59
Independent
Javier Nart
Independent
1 / 59
 Sweden Centre Party
Centerpartiet (C)
ALDE
2 / 20
Liberals
Liberalerna (L)
ALDE
1 / 20
 European Union Total
101 / 705

Former members

Country National party European party MEPs
 United Kingdom Liberal Democrats (Lib Dems) ALDE
16 / 70
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) ALDE
1 / 3

Resignation and replacement

New members

Leadership

International cooperation

On 21 January 2022, representatives of Renew Europe held a meeting with the European Party of Armenia.[25]

References

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  2. ^ "Parliament's seven political groups | News | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. 7 February 2019.
  3. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "European Union". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b Slomp, Hans (26 September 2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ "20 MEPs to watch in 2020". POLITICO.eu. 13 January 2020. The European Parliament is younger, more diverse — and more divided ... Macron's baby in the Parliament: the centrist Renew Europe group.
  6. ^ "Renew Europe. – News – ALDE". alde.eu. 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Frenzy in Firenze: 4 takeaways from EU lead candidate debate". Politico. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  8. ^ Eder, Florian (27 May 2019). "ALDE 2.0 deals blow to Weber's Commission dream". Politico.
  9. ^ Baume, Maïa de La (12 June 2019). "Macron-Liberal alliance to be named Renew Europe". Politico. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  10. ^ "[Ticker] Liberal Alde rename themselves 'Renew Europe'". EUobserver.
  11. ^ Herszenhorn, David; Baume, Maïa de La (19 June 2019). "Ex-Romanian prime minister to lead centrist Renew Europe group". POLITICO. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  12. ^ "French supremacy fears loom over Renew Europe leadership search". POLITICO. 5 October 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  13. ^ "MEPs by Member State and political group". Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  14. ^ "Skiftedag i Bruxelles: Bergur Løkke tager over for Søren Gade | Nyheder". ugeavisen (in Danish). Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  15. ^ "Bergur Løkke Rasmussen skifter Venstre ud med Moderaterne | Nyheder". dr.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  16. ^ "Løkkes søn skifter til Moderaterne | Nyheder". tv2.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  17. ^ "Slovak MEP Ďuriš Nicholsonová changes factions", rtvs.sk, 2021-09-05
  18. ^ "Press conference by Stéphane SÉJOURNÉ, Renew Europe President, on the enlargement of the group", Multimedia Centre, 2021-11-10
  19. ^ "Le député européen Michal Wiezik rejoint le groupe Renew Europe," Renew Europe, 7 December 2021
  20. ^ Sophie Bordier, "Seine-et-Marne : la députée européenne Salima Yenbou s'éloigne des écologistes et se rapproche des macronistes," Le Parisien, 12 March 2022
  21. ^ "Νέα Δημοκρατία: Πώς η αλλαγή «ευρωομάδας» από τον Γιώργο Κύρτσο δημιουργεί πολιτικές εξελίξεις," ΤΟ ΠΟΝΤΙΚΙ, 5 May 2022
  22. ^ "Μέλος της πολιτικής ομάδας Renew Europe ο Γιώργος Κύρτσος," Documento, 4 May 2022
  23. ^ "Renew Europe Group elects Vice-Presidents". Renew Europe. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  24. ^ "Movers and Shakers". theparliamentmagazine.eu. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  25. ^ European Party of Armenia [@ArmEuroParty] (21 January 2022). "European Party of Armenia holds meeting with Renew Europe" (Tweet). Retrieved 21 January 2022 – via Twitter.