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13 May 2014

FT calls Guy Verhofstadt the European Parliament’s canniest and most sharp-tongued politician

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

In an interactive graphic, the FT has listed 25 political politicans to keep an eye on during and after the elections.

They are selected in an unsystematic way, but aim to give a flavour of the new parliament: its old guard and budding stars, its power brokers and iconoclasts, its federalist core and political fringe.

On Guy Verhofstadt they write :

Guy Verhofstadt, 61, leads Europe’s liberal parties, the Alde grouping, and has a reputation as one of the European Parliament’s canniest and most sharp-tongued politicians. A determined federalist, he is a regular sparring partner of Nigel Farage, the British eurosceptic.

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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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