On Monday 15 November Rocco Berardo, treaurer of Luca Coscioni Association and regional councilman of Region Lazio, was awarded a prize for Achievement in Opposition at regional level. The award was granted by ALDE Group – Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the framework of LeaDer – Liberal Democrat Local and Regional Politicians Awards. The reason was: “For his determined and successful effort, while in a position of minority, as the sole voice defending and promoting civil and health rights, the 2010 LeaDeR in the Category of Achievement in Opposition at Regional Level is Mr Rocco Berardo of the Italian Radicali”. Please find attached Hon. Berardo’s nomination and copied below the list of finalists: Achievement in Government – Local Winner: Paul SCRIVEN 2nd place: Milivoj VREBALOV 3rd place: Davor ZMEGAC Finalists: Taavi AAS, Vanik BERBERIAN, Marcello BIGERNA, Janina JALINSKA, Bruno JONCOUR, Violin KRUSHOVENSKI, Ofelia MARTINEZ, Jos VAN REY, Torkild STRANDBERG, Andro VLAHUSIC, Ivan VRDOLJAK, Mari-Louise WERNERSSON Achievement in Government – Regional Winner: Ivan JAKOVČIĆ 2nd place: Ulrich NOLL Finalists: Gilbert TRIBO Achievement in Opposition – Local Winner: Andrei CHILIMAN 2nd place: Christophe GRUDLER 3rd place: Josien VAN CAPPELLE Finalists: Pierre-Yves JEHOLET, Sebastian MORENO, Carina SANDOR, Arunas STARAS Achievement in Opposition – Regional Winner: Rocco BERARDO 2nd place: Aristotel Adrian CAMCESCU Most effective party engagement with citizens – Local Winner: Anna ROONEY 2nd place: Ijianne GIESSEN 3rd place: Gabriela BÜSSEMAKER Finalists: David GRANT, Algiridas GRICIUS, Thorkild MAARBJERG, G. ROELES, Staffan WERME Most effective party engagement with citizens – Regional Winner: Kajsa KOUVO 2nd place: Spyros HADJIGREGORIOU Most effective EU Ambassador Winner: Franjo BUKAL Finalists: Praxoula ANTONIADOU KYRIACOU, Juri RATAS, Floor VERMEULEN President’s Special Award Winner: Iñaki AZKUNA URRETA