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By Guy Verhofstadt - Jun 12,2018
BRUSSELS — One of the main arguments made in support of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is that the UK will be able to negotiate better trade deals with other countries, and even with Europe, if it is on its own.
By Guy Verhofstadt - May 17,2018
BRUSSELS — There can no longer be any doubt that “America First” means precisely that.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Mar 08,2018
BRUSSELS — Instagram, a photo-sharing platform owned by Facebook, recently caved in to a demand by the Russian government that it remove posts by opposition leader Alexey Navalny alleging misconduct on the part of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Nov 09,2017
The transatlantic alliance — which for decades has underpinned global stability, fortified democracy and safeguarded the West as we know it — is under severe strain and risks terminal decline.US President Donald Trump — who has repeatedly challenged America’s traditional alliance
By Guy Verhofstadt - Jul 03,2017
US President Donald Trump is clearly no leader of the free world.According to a new Pew Research Centre study, he is deeply unpopular in most countries, and has already done serious damage to the United States’ reputation.Pew finds that three quarters of the world has little or n
By Guy Verhofstadt - May 27,2017
European politicians have mastered the art of wagging their finger, most recently at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump.Sadly, the same cannot be said for our ability to formulate political solutions and implemen
By Guy Verhofstadt - May 02,2017
As the two names on the French presidential election’s second-round ballot make clear, a political paradigm shift is under way in Europe.Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen represent alternative worldviews that depart from, and transcend, the traditional left-right divide.Recent el
By Guy Verhofstadt - Jan 29,2017
In the same week that British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her vision for a “hard” Brexit from the European Union — withdrawing from the single market and the customs union — incoming US President Donald Trump met with Michael Gove, a leading Tory Eurosceptic. Gove wa
By Guy Verhofstadt - Dec 27,2016
BRUSSELS — The United States FBI and CIA have both concluded that Russia ran a hacking and disinformation campaign aimed at influencing the US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favour.We may never know how successful Russia’s cyber operation was, but we do know that the Kre
By Guy Verhofstadt - Nov 13,2016
Just like the polls prior to the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the polls in the run-up to the United States’ presidential election were wrong. And just like Brexit, the unthinkable has happened: Donald Trump is now president-elect of the US, signalling the triumph of n

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