FES country director René Schlee congratulates Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! (LVV) on their admittance to the Progressive Alliance (PA). Progressive Alliance is a global network of social-democratic and progressive political parties founded on 22 May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. The Progressive Alliance has more than 140 parties and organizations from around the world that participate in the network. As Mr. Schlee states, LVV participation in this family of social democratic parties is an important step in further international cooperation towards freedom, justice, equality and solidarity.