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+++ Title of Story +++ ALDE Conference -- Helsinki 2.0 - Liberals and Democrats call for democracy and the rule of law in Russia +++ Story Summary +++ Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament hosted this week a conference in Helsinki on how to address the lack of democracy in Russia. Inspired by the Helsinki process in the 1970s to ease Cold War tensions and promote common values, we are urging a new process to be initiated - Helsinki 2.0 - to engage Russia constructively on a path that respects democracy and the rule of law. +++ Shotlist +++ 1. Various shots from the opening of the conference showing participants. 2. SOUNDBITE, Guy Verhofstadt -- President of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament: "In the 70's there was already the Helsinki Process that was the beginning of the recognition of human rights and democracy in the former Soviet Union and we thought it is absolutly necessary to do it again, to have a Helsinki 2.0 because for the moment there is an enormous problem in Russia. There is a lack of democracy, there is also a lack of rule of law in Russia and we need to be outspoken on that. We need to alarm the international community that action is needed towards Russia." 3. Conference banner shot. 4. SOUNDBITE, Guy Verhofstadt -- President of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament: "First of all, to put the question on the agenda of the next summits with Russia. There are 2 times a year summits between European Union and Russia, so that is a good ...