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10 June 2014
Guy Verhofstadt calls on EU leaders, especially Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Fredrik Reinfeldt and Mark Rutte meeting yesterday and today in Harpsund (Sweden), to focus on a clear vision of how the EU, through its economies of scale, can be a catalyst for growth in the years ahead.
27 May 2014

Conclusion of the meeting was that the political groups of the EPP and the PES parties lost 70 seats in the May 22-25 election.This means that ALDE will be key to the formation of a stable parliamentary majority in the European parliament.

 
27 May 2014

The parties supporting Guy Verhofstadt's candidacy emerged on top of the polls in six Member States and ALDE therefore remains the third political force and kingmaker in the next European Parliament.

24 May 2014

Guy Verhofstadt spend the last two days of his campaign in Greece, the craddle of democracy but also the country most hit by the crisis.

Find footage of this trip on :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzmA9B-mSJ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2mqSXv76iQ

23 May 2014
Guy Verhofstadt will spend his last two days of the campaign in Greece, the country where the crisis begun.
22 May 2014

Jean Marie Le Pen says migrants should be eradicated with Ebola. This reminds us of the darkest pages in our history.

16 May 2014

During his visit to Prague in support of ANO2011, Guy Verhofstadt took the opportunity to launch a seven point plan for SME's. 

SME's are key for growth and jobs.

16 May 2014

On the eve of the International day against homophobia, Guy Verhofstadt commits to concrete actions in ensuring LGBTI people's human rights are protected and upheld.

15 May 2014

Dear Mr. Verhofstadt,
I write to you out of deep concern over the crisis in Ukraine and what it means for the future of Europe and the world. Tomorrow is the European Union Presidential Debate. You and the other main candidates will discuss many important topics, to be sure, but the greatest crisis

15 May 2014
Guy Verhofstadt received a powerful message from chess champion Garry Kasparov that we need to take to heart if we are to make Europe safe.
13 May 2014

Ahead of May’s European election, the Financial Times has listed 25 political figures to watch during and after the election.


13 May 2014

Today, the EU Court of Justice ruled that search engines as Google are responsible for the processing of personal data from any webpages and should respond to requests of people to exercise their right to be forgotten. Guy Verhofstadt wants to use this ruling to put in place the proper privacy protection rules in the EU.

11 May 2014
Il Fatto Quotidiano about Guy's performance in the Firenze debate: "If this would have been the Tour of Italy, Guy Verhofstadt would already be in the shower while the other candidates reached the finish."
08 May 2014


Two weeks before the European elections, Guy Verhofstadt, candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission for the Liberal ALDE-party and the European Democratic Party , officially backs the demands of the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union.

08 May 2014

After the remarks made by President Vladimir Putin many have rushed to welcome the shift in Russian policy towards Ukraine. Today it has become clear that these remarks were premature. 

06 May 2014

Guy visited one of the main tech capitals of Europe, Dublin, together with Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for the digital agenda. They went on fact finding mission and met with young entrepreneurs at Wayra and will visit Google this afternoon.

05 May 2014
Strongly support the excellent initative for a Manifesto for Europe by Thomas Piketty and others
02 May 2014

Speech to the Electoral Rally of the ALDE Party in Vienna, Friday 2 May 

02 May 2014
Today, I am in Vienna joining an electoral rally of ALDE party and NEOS our Austrian member party.
30 April 2014

On March 20, 2014 Austria and Luxembourg accepted a long-delayed European Union law aimed at curtailing bank secrecy and tax evasion.

30 April 2014

Yesterday, in the Big Crunch Presidential Debate organised by EURANET, there was a fierce discussion on the Schengen governance package. Time for a #FACTS-FIGURES-CHECK

30 April 2014

On March 20, 2014 Austria and Luxembourg accepted a long-delayed European Union law aimed at curtailing bank secrecy and tax evasion.
 
 
29 April 2014

Thanks for everyone that has actively participated in the First European Presidential Debate.

26 April 2014

 

For the first time in the history of the EU, voters will have say in who will be the next Commission President. That is why Guy Verhofstadt presented his plan for Europe yesterday.

17 April 2014
The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the destabilization of the eastern part of Ukraine and on the Russian pressure on other neighboring countries today.
16 April 2014

Guy Verhofstadt commemorated World War I in the European Parliament: "Today, we have the certainty that our children will not be send into battle against each other. It is an absurd thought. It is an important thought. It is progress in the truest sense of the word. Therein lies also the greatest challenge of mankind."

14 April 2014

Acclaimed writer, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature and liberal politician Mario Vargas Llosa supports the bid of Guy Verhofstadt as EU Commission President. Vargas Llosa agrees  that the EU should integrate further in order to overcome the economic crisis and to play a more pro-active and positive role in the world.

14 April 2014
Ministers of Foreign Affairs are debating the situation in Ukraine. The news are dire. Eastern Ukraine can become the new Crimea if we observe idly from the sidelines. The European Union has the necessary tools to exert more pressure on Russia.
12 April 2014
Guy Verhofstadt responds to Marine Le Pen's claim that the EU provoked a Cold War with Russia: "her alliance with Putin is based on the breach of international law and state sovereignty"
06 April 2014
An emotional send off at the airport for the families of the victims.
19 March 2014

3 countries in 4 days: a new member state (Croatia), a new list ('Scelta Europea' in Italy) and one of our well established parties, PNL, in Romania.

10 June 2014

Verhofstadt message to European leaders: Europe needs reform, not rejection
Guy Verhofstadt calls on EU leaders, especially Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Fredrik Reinfeldt and Mark Rutte meeting yesterday and today in Harpsund (Sweden), to focus on a clear vision of how the EU, through its economies of scale, can be a catalyst for growth in the years ahead.

27 May 2014

Guy Verhofstadt attended the liberal prime ministers' meeting today ahead of the informal European Council

Conclusion of the meeting was that the political groups of the EPP and the PES parties lost 70 seats in the May 22-25 election.This means that ALDE will be key to the formation of a stable parliamentary majority in the European parliament.

 
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