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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Liberales is an independent liberal thinktank (some tend to call Liberales left-liberal), located in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. The organization promotes progressive liberalism and supports individual freedom, justice, a certain degree of self-government and human rights. It also supports responsibility, civil liberties, and solidarity. Liberales opposes conservativism, fascism, communism, libertarianism, and religious intolerance.

Andreas Tirez is the spokesman of the organization. Other well-known members of the board are Mathias De Clercq, a liberal Member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives and Ghent alderman, and Dirk Verhofstadt, the brother of the liberal Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt.

Liberales is recognized as an influential liberal thinktank in Flanders, but has no structural link with the Flemish liberal party VLD.

Oxford Manifesto

On 17 December 2007, at De Markten in Brussels, Liberales presented a new version of the Oxford Manifesto.

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