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Trump, Johnson, have shown they are the last people you want at the wheel in a pandemic, but there is no room for complacency.
Tackling nationalist populism means showing the strength of EU unity, but also being honest about the need for real reform!
European support for populist beliefs falls, YouGov survey suggests
Survey showed a decline in populist tendencies during 2020 in all eight European countries surveyed
Extremism is the foe of freedom.
What @EmmanuelMacron said has nothing to do with islamophobia. He’s defending freedom of speech & thought & religion for all. And rightly so !
Only freedom can bring all citizens together 🇫🇷🇪🇺!
Tens of thousands of people on the streets across #Poland, while life in #Belarus comes to a halt.
Simple aspirations: freedom, security, to lead life as they want.
Governments should stand by the people, not in their way !
Must read !
A year and a half into the mandate, the European Parliament hasn’t found its role yet. The 🇪🇺 as a whole suffers from the resulting lack of direction.
We need the Conference on the Future of Europe to recalibrate EU politics !
The European Parliament: powerful yet puny
MEPs have plenty of clout, but no idea how to use it
Happening now — thousands on the streets in Budapest. What started as a protest against the govt’s ongoing assault against the autonomy of the Uni of Theater & Film Arts grew into an outlet of widespread discontent with Orban’s pandemic response & his regime itself. 📸 @Telexhu
When populists rule, women suffer.
Women’s rights are the hallmark of a decent society, and we all need to fight for them as much as ever !
US signs anti-abortion declaration with group of largely authoritarian governments
Move is part of a campaign by Trump administration to reorient US foreign policy in a more socially conservative direction
Removing the basis for almost all legal abortions in #Poland amounts to a ban & violates #HumanRights. Today’s ruling of the Constitutional Court means underground/abroad abortions for those who can afford & even greater ordeal for all others. A sad day for #WomensRights.
Obama is right. This election is existential for the US, but also for the world.
Trump's toxic behaviour has consequences because it emboldens authoritarians in Europe & beyond who want to undermine liberal values. #Vote
The Sakharov prize goes to the brave people of Belarus, who have no other option but to oppose their own illegitimate regime.
They are fighting for European values. We must stand by them any way we can. 🇪🇺✊🏻
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Extremism is the foe of freedom.
What President Macron said has nothing to do with islamophobia. He’s defending freedom of speech & thought & religion for all. And rightly so !
Only freedom can bring all citizens together !
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There is a difference between free speech and the unrestricted freedom to act murderously from conscience towards fellow citizens in a tolerant culture. Until now public discussion of this contradiction has been strenuously avoided in all the liberal democracies, except by extreme right-wing voices. Nevertheless, this issue is volatile and troubling many ordinary citizens. It needs to be addressed and resolved by polticians without violence. At last a start has been made by Macron.
And Macron is defending the safety of every country The EU has to join Macron.
when freedom of speech is not equal, it is not taking people together nor when freedom of speech is agressive
Président Macron is doing what other European leaders were supposed to do decades ago. The only European leader who cares very little about the Turkish lira and the Azerbaijani oil and dares to speak up for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The rest of you guys are in a total limbo.
Recognize the ANKR, stand up for Cyprus, and begin attaching a political price to blackmail, bullying and intimidation. RTE is a million times worse than Putin, you need to address that.
I'm siding with our president but to make France a champion of freedom of speech is a bit too much in the light of the many limitations our laws impose on it - but maybe it's because you agree with them?
I never thought I would say it but well done to Macron for supporting freedom of speech and not pandering to the Liberal nonsense
I agree... The same words could increasingly apply to USA sadly
On the name of freedom of speech you guys are insulting others. Macron is making division instead of unity.
Freedom of expression and religious tolerance go to the very heart of the French constitution. There is a fourth and equally important value, after Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, and that is Laïcité, the separation of church and state, which does not exist on this side of the Channel. By all means respect all religions, but do not allow them to determine how students dress and outwardly appear. To change that would require a constitutional amendment with a two- thirds majority.
Religions need to face reality: they're relics of civilization which didn't have the means or processes to explain the world. They don't have the power of life & death in defiance of law.
What Macron is doing has nothing to do with Islamophobia or freedom of speech it has a lot to do with Oil and gas in the Mediterranean Sea and the caucuses and the European notions of racial and cultural supremacy....
Whole democratic world is supporting president Macron. EU New leader president Macron !!!
Why then did President Macron feel offended when he was criticized, is not freedom of speech.
“only freedom can bring all citizens together “ I disagree with this, it should rather be only freedom can bring all “Humanity together” in respective of race!!
All what you said is oppossing what France planning to and what currently doing.... A country with a dishonorable history of crimes and lack of freedoms does not have the slightest right to speak of freedom and rights
The honorable French President, Emmanuel Macron is a great leader, Nothing but love and respect for him 🇫🇷💖. Vive le Français
Freedom unfortunately can bring together only the citizens that believe in it.
In all EU should be implemented the new rule as President Macron stated .
This is not the first time that Erdoğan iş promoting extremism and hate. He is controlling mass Media in Turkey and killing democracy in front of eyes of Europeans a d nobody is saying anything! What should happen in Turkey in order to say stop all kind of human rights violations!
Yes freedom but not insulting the values of the others! We have to talk for common values not only for ours and the rest which mean save yours and insult the rest on all forms and ways!
Freedom of speech !!!!!!
Guy Verhofstadt you need to educate yourself about freedom of speech . Your understanding about freedom of speech includes spreading hatred & religious insult . We deserve better from people like you .
You also need mental health check. This is not freedom of speech? Your freedom of speech only applies one way
Absolutely, many do not care about Allah or Jesus as should be in a Civic society. Freedom of speech is essential and it does not prevent aybodyin teir belief.
Obama is right. This election is existential for the US, but also for the world.
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Oh Lord ! Mr. „Yes we can“ ? Mr. „Yes we bomb that country !“ I hope that the citizens of the USA vote for Trump. If that means another four years of angry so-called democratic and tolerant people which can‘t accept loosing an election, it‘s worth it. They dropped their masks and showed their hidden, awful face.
I don't understand the reason for so much disguise. Presidential elections in the United States are indirect. They don't elect the president, so what difference does it make whether Americans like it or not. Trump will win, because he is the face of the USA.
On the substance of the two candidates : one will cause the american revolution which cause WWIII, the other will cause WWIII in order not to have the american revolution... Whoever american will chose, we have to prepare, that’s the bitter reality.
There is no communism, Trump is the corrupt establishment and freedom of the press doesn't mean you can lie and slander without paying the consequences.
Trump’s behaviour and political choices make the unacceptable seem acceptable and reinforce the beliefs of protoauthoritarian EU leaders that their efforts to demolish rule of law are legitimate.
Guy, give me a break. No matter how much I hate Trump, his alternative is the Democrat Bush. No reason to look forward for him either. It's kind of worse of times.
Like the election of Biden will change things. When are we in Europe going to understand, that our only hope is ourselves? The world order has changed, wars are waged around Europe, this must be a wake up call. We need Europe centered security mechanisms
Have you seen the choice they have? How is it possible that they can't present a candidate that is capable of answering basic questions without mumbling incoherent speech
He also came to UK to advise us to vote remain. Look what happened.
A real president not the con artist in there at the moment with no morals whatsoever ,who pretends the pandemic is going away and serves only himself and his re-election changes he cares nothing for nobody ,you really don't need to be a genius to see it
Obviously, Obama himself was one of the worst presidents in history. Well appearances, hypocritical, became wealthy, but worthless policy.
So true, why people tolerate this kind of behaviour from the President of USA, we wouldn’t tolerate from any other person!
I am not pro Trump but last Biden affairs dont let him any chance..... great for Europe, we will have to behave as adult and not like the kid of US.....
And it emboldens these toxic authoritarian misbehaviors not only in politics, but also in business... It becomes like a rolemodel of misbehavior.
When I read about liberal values, I seriously wonder what the author meant ... and nothing comes ...
Obama is wholly wrong and putting Biden in power will be a disaster for the US economically and politically.
Yes I remember she won more votes than the orange idiot.. But lost the Election to the ridiculously biased electoral college.. Trump had it rigged.. 😉
and it is simply exhausting to watch this carneval due to Trump and his enablers... just tragic
Trump and Brexit suit Russia, both make Europe less stable which is exactly what Russia want.
We already have certain politicians in Norway adapting his 'Sleepy/Grimy/Lazy'-this and that guy/woman - bullying language :( - and more and more people spreading his 'Oh-I just-retweet-tweets' on conspiracy-theories. :(
But is handling of the corona crisis is catastrophic The us has 5 percent of the world population and 20 percent of the dead People are coming to his meeting without social distancing and masks....
As if Biden is any better... Look who's talking, the President who supported "moderate terrorists" in Syria, who bombed Libya and turned into a failed state, who forbade his citizens from suing foreign governments so that no one could sue the Saudi government for its involvment in 9/11... Yes he can really preach...
Exactly. Something big is going to happen on the 3rd of November that will affect the whole world one way or the other.
Everyone who has a working brain should want to undermine "LIberal" values. They are destroying the fabric of society.
My goodness the trolls are out today.Thank you Guy for speaking for democracy.👍
The Sakharov prize goes to the brave people of Belarus, who have no other option but to oppose their own illegitimate regime.
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To the Brexiteers, dictator apologists and anti-EU posters, you seem to be forgetting that Europe is a geographical location with shared history and values. What is happening in Belarus, is the responsibility of us all to highlight and fight against, whether you support the EU or not
If only the people of the UK were as passionate about their country !
Amazing that they have been protesting months in their thousands yet hardly any covid deaths 🤔
Only heartless cowards or complicit criminals will ignore the abuse committed in their neighbours' home.
And none of them are dying from the virus !
Wij Belgen worden ook geregeerd door een ondemocratische regering, in Spanje word ook geen rekening gehouden met de Catalanen en wat doen jullie in dat Europees parlement u zakken vullen en voor de rest niets
European values.....🤣🤣🤣🤣 Like European democracy a joke in itself.😂
Why is that a Scottish problem? I have to fucking put up with the bastards too.
The UK better get on it. Ours is fast becoming illegitimate.
I admire them for continuing the fight...
Belarus part of the EU now is it?
come on UK our turn to remove a corrupt regime
Too many people don’t know what they’ve got till it’s gone.
What connection is the EU ?
Next year ... the democratic opposition in the UK?
and does that prize come with some serious help or are we still debating the need ?
Zhyve Belarus! With ❤ from Vilnius!
A hypocrite of a premium caliber/ what about Cyprus you piece of sh**t- The European values that you were found short off.
The balls to fly there flags though.
Could we have a consolation prize/commiserations for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the 31m out of 48m of the UK electorate who had the choice of supporting Brexit and didn’t?
Trump's puppets in Belarus have won the Sakharov prize, the prestige this prize has held for decades is now gone forever, what a disgrace... I have always been a fierce Europhile, however the direction the EU is taking with this kind of unfounded and biased decisions is making me thinking otherwise. Just to make it very clear, my country endured 48 years of dictatorship, for me the European Union was about real democracy hardly fought by real people, not by puppets from another state. By giving the Sakharov prize to a manipulated movement, the European Union is actually downgrading the struggle for democracy and Human Rights many peoples have to endure. With so many peoples facing war and genocide across the world like the Yemeni, the Palestinians, the Sahrawi, the Rohingya struggling to survive, the European Parliament decided to give the prize to Trump's puppets, what a disillusion, this is not what I voted for.
Belorussians are AMAZING. Those who happen to be in Poland now, went out to support the fight against oppression of Polish women by the populist ultra-Catholic nationalists government of Mr Kaczynski.
M Verhofstadt En chemin n’oubliez pas de changer de position pour la PAC pour soutenir la vraie agriculture de proximité et non l’agro business!!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
We must stand next to Armenia too, Mr. Verhofstadt! Armenia is being attacked and on its own it fights TERRORISM during COVID! Trying to protect European values too! All while they are again facing Genocide! We need to hear from you, Mr. Verhofstadt. Do NOT look the other way, I expect more from you! From Europe!
Great! Go sell some weapons to Turkey now to help them invade 2 EU countries.
6 days ago
We need a deal to avoid the worst of all Brexits, including a safeguard to be 100% sure that the agreement is applied in good faith.
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The UK Government just lies and obfuscates. It is incapable of governing properly and is entirely not to be trusted, so yes, you need to treat agreements with this current Government as not to be trusted unless you find someway of forcing them to abide by what they signed. Sorry about that. We will try to get a more reliant Government in as soon as possible so that we negotiate in good faith and begin the process of rejoining the family of EU nations.
If you could only know how miserable so many British people are at the moment. We have the covid virus and we have a corrupt and criminal government - and actually, most of us now would prefer to stay in the EU but we have never been given a chance to express this.
I wish that the EU would break out of diplomacy for once and call out all the lies being told by various UK MPs and the PM and pull out of all further talks saying to the UK, "go away until you decide to be honest and honourable. Don't call us, we'll call you but not before 12 months time". No one is stockpiling food and medicines here but they are in the UK so let's leave them to get on with it and concentrate on the EU and well being of those that are happy to be here. (including those from the UK that have migrated to the EU and integrated.) Dealing with the UK is just a waste of time, money and energy.
...And a serious dose of realism is required on the UK side. You do not get to leave a club and still expect to enjoy its benefits. Nor does any country or Govt that wishes to be respected in Europe and beyond renege on legally binding agreements signed less than a year ago.
Seriously? Good faith? The Good Friday agreement says nothing about having an open border. You have used Northern Ireland as a means to make life as difficult as possible, hence the Internal Market Bill which is the UK's way of ensuring that the EU acts in good faith. Such speeches are more likely to push us to a no deal solution and a writing out of the WA and the political declaration.
We won't get a deal because the current UK government doesn't want a deal and never has. They want 'Free Unbridled Trade' which I think they believe will reduce poverty. That's what the Initiative for Free Trade' seems to think and they seem to have a lot of influence in our current direction. I think they're bonkers personally.
Guy, Are you for democracy ? Have you ever thought of asking the EU citizens of the 27 countries what they think about Brexit. We are tired of the ressources consummed by Brexit! Number of EU officials who spend their time on Brexit instead of working on future EU projects, the millions of working hours of EU staff put in Brexit is Wasted EU tax payers Money!. Millions spend by companies to get ready for Brexit! ENOUGH ! No Exception for the UK, the EU borders are between Republic of Irland and Northen Irland! We don't care their good friday agreement! No access to UK water for EU fishing fleet means no access to EU market for UK fish. No agreement on subsidies means no access to EU market to subsidised UK companies. Stop being weak! We recognize their right to leave but we don't have to make exception for them!
As a British man, I'll just point out once again that the EU cannot trust Westminster. We all want a deal but the EU must make sure to safeguard itself against the duplicitous, arrogant toffs that make up the British government. Better the EU cuts us off than gives us enough rope to hang themselves with.
Absolutely the UK government has lied and shown willing to break agreements there should be an automatic break clause.
The present British Government cannot be trusted. They are pack of renegades of the worst kind. Protect the ideals of the European Union, support a return of the UK to the EU (which is what most peoples in the UK now want) or support EU membership of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The EU should cut their losses and walk away, play Cummings/ Johnson at their own game. This is either a political stunt to get the EU to come to London to kowtow for propaganda purposes or Johnson really is ruining the economy so the elite can play the financial markets. Either way, the current government will be gone in 12 months, then you’ll be able to deal with rational people again and hopefully draw up a fair trade agreement for all
Yes, there must absolutely be robust safeguards to ensure that any deal reached is such that one side cannot unilaterally renege on its terms. The Johnson Govt has more than demonstrated how its word cannot be trusted.
The EU will not get any honesty or good faith from Mr. Johnson's regime.
On this one point I have to disagree with you Guy. We NEED Brexit to crash very badly so we can Rejoin the EU as soon as possible. No Deal is the only way to do that now as I don’t see any extension happening and a deal of any kind will be both vastly inferior to what we currently have and will make rejoining so much harder. By leaving we can say we legally carried out the result of the Referendum and show the British public that Brexit is economic, cultural and social suicide.
Brexit is a total disaster. No one wins. There is no prize. It restricts UK citizens and makes life more difficult. Totally pointless. Leave voters were sold ... an empty box! A right wing con trick that makes us all poorer.
Makes sense. The British government have shattered any trust anyone may have had in them by breaking international law with the Internal Markets Bill. Thanks for that Boris. 🙄
The eu needs to guarantee Scotland a return if they get their independence, democratically if a member of the eu is removed against it's peoples wishes because another country decides to leave all democracy is a sham
Absolutely essential that the EU cover themselves as the Tories have shown their duplicity in negotiations. I must emphasis that this is a Tory government who would accept a no deal Brexit for their own ends.
I am so sorry and deeply embarrassed at the actions of my country’s completely incompetent, mendacious govt, I look forward to the day this is all over and we‘re working together again to all of our mutual benefit!
Thankyou yes make those brexit toff oligarchs play by the rules they certainly never represented my views politically in U.K. and never will
Definitely you need to ensure its enshrined in law - as Brexit Tories a bunch of liars and can not be trusted. They have been lying to the electorate for 4 years - they are still lying telling us we have an Australian type deal. You can NOT trust a liar.
Can you come and be our Prime Minister please.
I hope the European Parliament will vote against and kill an agreement that’s not in the European interest
I agree, sorry to say that We can’t be confident anymore in the british politicians....so, in order to get along with them in the long term, better to have clear rules and a clear pathway in case they won’t respect them anymore....
Grown-ups having a discussion based on experience and the wellbeing of all. We used to be a part of this grown up way of doing things. I hope we can return.....one day.
Banning veggie burgers ? Surely not.
I've always disliked government being patronising. It's one of the reasons why we founded the 'VLD – Partij van de Burger' all those years ago.
A burger's a burger, however you like it....
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It's sheer deviousness.....The farmers want governments to wage war on the vegans....That is it even a joke.....The Irish Farmers Association have demanded the Irish government removes the healthy eating curriculum in schools.....The rural anger with the vegans is a real thing, they believe they're getting less for their beef because of vegans. Better than the real thing substitutes are on the near horizon, I'm sure schemes are already underway to thwart this.
🇪🇺🤣🇪🇺🤣🇪🇺🤣🇪🇺🤣🇪🇺🤣🇪🇺🤣🇪🇺🤣🇪🇺 As the EU Parliament prepare on vote on whether veggie burgers 🍔 can still be called burgers or must be rebranded ‘veggie discs’ and veggie sausages as ‘veggie tubes’ etc I mean it's not like there is anything more important to discuss right now...🤪 This is utterly ridiculous. NOTE: The veggie burger was apparently first used in London, nearly 40 years ago by Gregory Sams.
More wasted money in bureaucracy and people say the EU is a good project.
My wife's grandfather was a vegetarian Burgermeister.
Not really . Unless you are the person who invented burgers. You can’t just create a similar product and piggyback on its popularity in order to sell more . That’s why we have champagne and the rest have a different name . Prosecco etc .
Baning Mosanto and its lobbying over Europe
Isn’t consumerism fashionable anymore in the EU? Brits will soon buy chlorinated chicken from the US without knowing it (by their own fault) and we tolerate that 450 million consumers can be sold foodstuff under fraudulous names and appellations? No such thing as soja or wheat milk (drink is the right description) or veggie burgers (puréed miscellaneous ingredients of vegetal origin compacted in the shape of patties). It’s the food industry fighting to keep those misleading marketing names. Why can’t they simply invent another word for those new manufactured products? The patronising government is the one that listens to the lobbies pushing self proclaimed health, ecological or vegan agendas. Nothing wrong of course with those objectives in fine, but these veggie burgers smell like big corporate bullshit to me.
Not as good a joke as telling Nigel Farage the biggest waste of money in the EU was his salary, but it's Okay.
Veggie burgers are like electric cars... shall be promoted not banned...
It is offensive to say that people are too stupid to realise a veggie burger is made of plants. Peanut butter?
Honestly isn't the time to prioritize our problems? Ban on veggie burger at covid times. Compliments Guy!
Even meat is not meat...
As a speaker of Dutch, I see what you did there. 😝
Een burger = un citoyen (Belgique Flamande)
Well no doubt someone else pays for your burger Guy!
VLD ooit de partij van de burger, nu is de burger bijzaak. Waar is uw respect voor de burger gebleven ?
Wat staat er op dat bord op die foto voor de burgers,diezelfde burgers die nog steeds moeten betalen vanwege jouw guy Verhofstadt 🤣🤣
Les gens meurent... et eux parlent de Burger végétarien 😂😂😅😅 Julien Rainer Thomas Docquir faut exorciser d urgence le système et gouvernement ahaha ils sont tous ensorcelés et ont perdus la notion de réalité ahahaha ... 🙄🙄😒😒😱
Partij van de postjes
Back when you were an open Neo Liberal
Partij van vooral de wereld burger niet ?
Pieter van Rooij
It's stupid new laws and regulations like this that went someway towards making the British want to leave the EU!!.
Funny joke Guy, however Poland banning abortion isn’t.... interested to hear what you and the EU plan to do when human rights are being eroded?
POLL: Vast majority (77%) of Europeans still believe in democracy and the rule of law, and they don’t want EU funds going to governments who undermine them ! 🇪🇺
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Attention Brexiteers and Tories alike! Well done!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
So to cut it short "no money to Turkey, Ukraine etc" Guy? Cause we send Billions to Turkey so that they can "tackle" with the refugee issue at hand (although by attacking ALL of their neighbours they contribute to refugee numbers increasing)
Countries who want to be autocracies or worse, who want to go from the communist dictatorship to the other extreme, that don't follow the rule of law, don't belong to the EU. Portugal and Spain entered in the EU only after they become democracies and they belong to EU because they keep their democratic regimes. Countries who don't want to follow the rules of democracy, cannot be part of EU, as simple as that. The clock start ticking... euobserver.com/opinion/149470
So organisations that work to oppose democracy ... like the EU with the Lisbon treaty which circumvented the previous EU Constitutional Treaty and Treaty of Nice referendums that did not deliver the result that Brussels and its apparatchiks wanted ! www.researchgate.net/publication/254230828_The_Politics_of_Avoiding_Referendums_on_the_Treaty_of_...
How many of these 77% live in countries others deem undemocratic though? If 85% of Hungarians voted this way, in the belief that their country is democratic and they don't want funds to go to that evil regime over in (fill in the blank), how much does this statistic actually mean? And the inverse, by the way you've reasoned the conclusion, should I conclude 23% does not believe in democracy and does want funds to go to regimes who undermine the rule of law and suppres civil liberties?
If the EC countries respected the results of elections and referendums there would be Democracy.
Thank Goodness. With all these Autocrats being invited into the EU, its going to be a trial of strength to remove their BS from our borders
It’s a bit worrying that only 77% believe in democracy and the rule of law. What do the rest believe in?!
And the EU should be wary of the far right opposition in Spain which is trying to undermine the elected government and EU financial help for the COVID crisis. There is a worrying collusion by PP and Ciudadanos with the fascists Vox.
I would be glad to see any country within the EU where formal democracy is working. In Europe we have party's oligarchies, that's all.
EU countries should support campaigns to restore democracy in these two countries through the EU parliament!
Very hypocritical, considering EU’s attitude towards Turkey, to which several EU countries (Germany first of all) sell arms and because of their economic interests, pretend that they do not see what is happening
Yet you send millions to Turkey... BTW they are invading EU waters and airspace right now! And those extremists in Paris who chop off heads... they probably entered the EU via Turkey...
So desperately sad not to see UK lined up with the rest of you.
💔💔💔 our hearts are breaking ...living in France but our family and friends are in the U.K.. with EU in spirit
Gutting that the UK is no longer included. #rejoin.
Of course what you fail to mention is that only 3 EU countries said 'totally Agree' with a figure over 50%.Hardly a ringing endorsement is it
I'm so sad to be leaving. This is so unfair. I wish the citizens of the UK had the option to buy in to EU citizenship :(
Like France that shoots protesters or Spain that cracks the skulls of the mainly independence voters in Catalonia. Are those the kind of rouge states you mean? Or do you just class rouge as any state that doesn’t do as it’s told
Seriously? They held a poll where the questions were: 1. Do you believe in Democracy? and 2. Do you believe in the rule of law? And only 77% of people agreed. This says two things to me: the polling companies and the people who commission them are idiots and when only 77% of people who respond believe in the rule of law then there are really BIG problems coming down the pipe!
Spain's oppression of the Catalonians seems to be ignored by the EU unfortunately.
I looked for the UK response. Then I remembered why it's not there. 🥲
Yes Marguerite a sad state of affairs indeed.
Ahem Member Funds... not “EU funds”
Bulgarians believe it more than EU average. Remember that GV! No matter that you continue to support corrupted PM in Bulgaria Boyko Borisov!