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By Guy Verhofstadt - May 11,2020
BRUSSELS — The economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis occupy almost everyone’s thoughts and conversations. And for good reason: the European Union, for one, is headed toward the worst recession in its history, with the economy expected to shrink by 7-12 per cent this year.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Sep 01,2019
BRUSSELS — The Brexit “Leave” campaign has been billed as an effort to “take back control” by restoring “sovereignty” to the United Kingdom’s Parliament.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Jun 27,2019
BRUSSELS — Three years after the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the UK is no closer to figuring out how to leave the European Union, and what comes next, than it was when the result was announced.
By Guy Verhofstadt - May 09,2019
BRUSSELS — As the head of Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) between 2013 and 2018, Laura Codruta Kövesi presided over hundreds of high-profile convictions and became a darling of the international transparency movement.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Jan 23,2019
BRUSSELS — The populist revolts in the United States and the United Kingdom have each reached a critical juncture. At the start of his third year in office, US President Donald Trump is presiding over the longest federal government shutdown in history.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Dec 13,2018
STRASBOURG — The spontaneous street protests in Paris over the past month come almost exactly 50 years after the mass revolt of May 1968. But that is not to say the two events are comparable.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Nov 29,2018
BRUSSELS — When Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Facebook, appeared before the European Parliament in May, I suggested to him that he had lost control of his company.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Nov 11,2018
BRUSSELS — Far from settling the question of the United Kingdom’s future, the 2016 Brexit referendum and subsequent negotiations with the European Union have triggered a full-blown identity crisis and culture war in Britain.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Oct 21,2018
STRASBOURG — Populist leaders have long made gains by posing as the alternative to a “corrupt elite” that enriches itself at the expense of “the people”. According to the populists, only they can restore decency to governance.
By Guy Verhofstadt - Sep 03,2018
BRUSSELS — European security currently rests essentially on the NATO alliance and the principle of mutual defence, and on cooperation between national intelligence services working to prevent violence against people and national assets.



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