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Verhofstadt op twitter
No, Mr Orbán and Mr Morawiecki, the rule of law is not a question of sovereignty or subsidiarity but a founding principle of the European Union to protect our citizens.
That's why Poland and Hungary signed up to it when they joined.
And why it is non-negotiable now !
O brother... 🤦🏼
Hungary's government spars with George Clooney after actor's criticism of Orban
Hungary's government has hit back at actor George Clooney for describing Prime Minister Viktor Orban as an example ...
Think the illiberal pressure 🇵🇱 🇭🇺 ends with the recovery budget ? Think again ...
They won’t stop until the whole EU plays by their rules ! 🇪🇺
The more you engage in the EU, the more you gain👇🏻 and all EU countries get more than their money’s worth ! 🇪🇺
The rule of law is not an option. It is a fundamental value of the European Union.
There is not much room for compromise: either 🇭🇺 and 🇵🇱 accept the deal or we go ahead with 25 countries. 🇪🇺
Citizens and businesses need financial support to deal with the Covid crisis now! 👇🏻
.@guyverhofstadt says he doesn't want to intervene on Brexit before pulling out a football metaphor about the Brexit talks and his optimism a deal can be done.
Politicians are at their best in injury time, he says....
Sanity returns to the White House👇🏻
Biden’s Secretary of State pick compared Brexit to ‘a dog being run over by a car’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/biden-anthony-blinken-state-brexit-b1760497.html?utm_content=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1606159217
An indication of the tightrope we're walking: we need to keep links with the Polish people, but cannot accept any government attacking EU rules & values.
Everything now aimed at the fight over the budget and recovery fund.
Accept the Rule of law or accept the consequences!
Belgian regions close Warsaw office over rule of law record https://www.reuters.com/article/poland-ruleoflaw-belgium-idUSL4N2I62XU #RuleOfLaw #poland
Verhofstadt op facebook
11 hours ago
The more you engage in the EU, the more you gain👇🏻 and all EU countries get more than their money’s worth ! 🇪🇺 ... See MoreSee Less
The single market the Euro the peace the freedom to travel study work living in any EU members & associates the power to defend ours way of living traditions and lot more against the attack of the rest of the world this is the EU the greatest achievement of the last Century, let's move forwards and reach the finishing line ONE EU COUNTRY
We will take governments membership fee take a small percentage line our own pockets. Then give them some money back out of the money they just gave us to fund projects to make the eu look brilliant 👏 .
so true . shame 38% of British voters didnt get how EU works and Government have let them ruin our economy as a result . not to mention take away some very significant freedoms
How did they calculate the benefits? What's the methodology? What kinds of benefits have been included? I've always known that the benefits of the single market outweigh the contribution of each country to the EU but I've also wondered how exactly these benefits should be measured?
The problem is that it is intended to be a federation and that won't work.
Yes...in the UK the EU funded projects and the multifaceted advantages in poor regions were never explained. Reliable information to educate really did matter. The objective view.
This graph should be placed all over Europe. Vast majority of Europe's population probably has no information about their direct gains of being part of EU.
I have no idea why this sort of detail and evidence was not shown and used in the build up to the referendum in the UK.
This is quite misleading. Those countries in the bottom of the list have incompetent leaderships and corruption, which divert EU funds for questionable projects and a lot of special interests and even buying a damn airline **cough**Portugal**cough**. Unless the EU forces specific anti-corruption policies and transparency to be properly implemented and monitoring of EU funds, the contributions for these countries should not be increased.
EU does not just mean weighting benefits and costs. EU is above all the guarantee of a peace and solidarity on our continent
Guy you really like to trigger the vast amount of brexiteers that follow you (not sure why the do to be honest), but I can't help but laugh at them all getting all defensive and upset 🤣
Indeed but accounts not signed off again, corruption kept under the table. This helped Brexit and addressing it should be a priority.
Uou guys need to face facts and home truths the majority voted out so out we go All this modeling isn't worth anything If we thought polls were a true reflection we would not bother about elections
So sad not to see UK in that chart. It breaks my heart that we would break our country for nothing. But we’ll be back. Hopefully in my lifetime.
Look at the discrepancy tho ! Who would be happy with such inequality ? The rich get richer the poor gets poorer !
And we did! Lots of EU funded projects that the Tories won’t fund!
Guy Verhofstadt would be nice an explanation of this graph or a link to an article explaining it. It looks "convincing", but what does it mean "Benefits of the Single Market"?
The concept of 'sharing' across societies and nations is anathema to British Tories- (unlike sharing among their personal friends)- sorry they gave been allowed into power here Guy. However Scotland seems to understand, and with a fair wind will be headed back to Europe soon.
It is common sense if you live alone the cost of living is high if you live in a shared house the costs are shared making it cheaper for every individual. Its not rocket science.
The trouble is that most people just never realised how much we got back from the EU, the tories never praised the subsidies we received and the projects that they funded, it is only now that these are coming to light, now its too late !
It would be useful to explain how apparently more money gets paid out than is paid in. I am a supporter of the EU but it is appropriate to question such unexplained discrepancies.
It’s great that you finally post the benefits of the single market! Until now how much each country was paying into the budget was mentioned, so populists in the “rich” countries were apprehensive and angry that they had to pay so much! Nobody was telling them how much they gain. That’s why the Brits are gone, because all they were seeing was their contributions. If they saw charts with the benefits they might have changed their views. I remember some English and Dutch accusing Greece of being a “freeloader” because according to the contributions to the EU budget we paid so little into it. I tried to explain to them about the benefits that they are receiving, but I did not have simple charts such as this. Now finally EU politicians are doing what needed to be done decades ago. Explain to the countries that contribute a lot, that they gain the most from the single market and to balance that to the countries that lose out, like Greece which is way to the bottom of the chart, they pay more into the block’s budget. There can’t be a union among states if the truth is not known to the public and politicians of each country use and present the benefits of EU membership as a personal or national achievement. If half view the other half as “freeloaders” solely by half the information provided. The truth being manipulated to serve political interests!!
The EU Single Market and the Euro are the smartest things we have ever done. You can buy just about anything online in the EU, the Single Market is enormous, and have it delivered in a few days. No customs duty or inspection delays, no foreign currency transaction costs, no excessive postage costs - we take this for granted but it is a fantastic creation and we must protect it.
Just look at how the Westminster government has filled their own pockets during this pandemic and now giving the public sector a pay freeze when they kept the country going during the pandemic and now the destruction of Brexit 🤦♀️ all I want to shout loud and clear SCOTLAND 🏴 VOTED REMAIN !!!
Just think how much money the British tax payers have pumped into the EU, only to be treated like dirt and contempt, ungrateful bastards
1 day ago
The rule of law is not an option. It is a fundamental value of the European Union.
There is not much room for compromise: either 🇭🇺 and 🇵🇱 accept the deal or we go ahead with 25 countries. 🇪🇺 Citizens and businesses need finacial support to deal with the Covid crisis now!
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Continued support for the EU and its principles even though I'm being dragged out by my Government and the the people who want to leave! Well spoken Guy.
I’m glad you’re feeling optimistic Guy, us Europeans born in the UK are feeling less so.... but now Cummings has gone hopefully sense will prevail at No.10 & a deal will be made. THEN we need a UK version of ‘Joe Biden’ to put everything back to how it was before the 🤡 took over🤞🇪🇺❤️
Well spoken, no compromise in this matter. Values are not negotiable, and please don’t let them go away with it 🙏
Bravo Mr Verhofstadt! If Poland and Hungary don't want to respect European values, than should not be supported financially by the organization. It is so easy!
Still waiting for any Brexit benefits - not found any in 4 years. On behalf of all remainers I apologise for the actions of the minority in our country who are behind this.
It looks like the EU is so over us. If Brexit was a divorce, the other partner would be shagging our best mate.
Well done ! Clear and direct as usual no compromise on value!we will never lower our standard for ANY COUNTRY
The cases against both nations were real and founded but not very substantially strong made to justify measures. And, stricly spoken, blocking a budget is their lawful right.
A deal yes, but not at any price. There must be robust checks and balances put in place to safeguard the integrity of the single market. Who can trust this Tory government?
You can go ahead without, Poland, without Hungary and without Britain. It goes back longer than four years. Britains opt out of Schengen and the Euro showed they were never fully committed to the European dream.
The UK are out and so will a few more be out out soon.... Just keep digging because the EU wouldn't look after the people of Europe...
Thank you for your support. Our prime miniszter is simply creazy. Sorry for that! Please think about normal hungarian people. We dont choose this sit. I think the most people in Hungary are hungarian and europien too. Please help us!
Let’s be honest. Poland and Hungary didn’t join for the values. They joined for the economic boost. That values are linked to economic success is their learning curve. A tough lesson maybe, but time they learnt it.
We echo the posts below. Values and laws are not negotiable, they are not options.
A remarkable politician. One of a kind in the EU politics.
Thank you Guy. Respect for human rights and rule of law is at the beginning of the Treaty on European Union. Article 2. "Subsidiarity", ie doing together only what can only be best done together, is later, in article 5.
Well done Guy. Your just helping another two countries leave? The EU house of cards is falling down just as I thought 🤣.
I can see a multi speed EU emerging.
Ah the EU parliament, where nobodies from Belgium lecture democratically elected governments, and threatens them, what a topsy turvy world EU politics is
You have sovereignty unless what you plan goes against the values of the Union. That’s not sovereignty, whether I agree on those member states policies or not.
Thank you Guy. Polish government is protecting their own sovereignty to commit more crime against democracy and polish people. This is not about any thing else just to be clear.
I always like it when someone, using English as a second language, teaches me new English words I didn't know. I had to pause and look up "subsidiarity". Totally agree with the message too.
I just love how jumped up nobodies in the EU parliament use the tax revenue of EU citizens to throw weight around at elected governments, openly engaging in bribery
Guy ! Now you are leading our democratic Union. Keep the door open for all anti-European populists and their Divide et impera - politics.
I actually have more respect for the Brexiters than I do for Orban and Kaczyński. The former, at least, decided they wanted to leave because they didn't like the rules. They didn't break the rules while insisting that they should remain members anyway.
6 days ago
No compromising on EU values
If Hungary wants to continue to penalise its own citizens 🇭🇺, enhanced cooperation is a perfectly valuable alternative, as Wolfgang Munchau describes in eurointelligence.com
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Orbán writes his own constitution, edits election laws as he pleases, he owns the judges, he owns all the press, he owns the universities, hes actively undermining the opposition, he owns the police and military... In case anyone still wondering why we didnt vote him out yet...
punish those dictators severely. when egoist rednecks won't receive their cash, soon they will change their minds about supporting pis. money is always the best argument when one doesn't understand values. I am sure their values will quickly change, they will tear down the parliament with their tractors. after all they vote for pis for money ( welfare that they are giving away for every child, monthly, btw increasing in a horrendous way our national debt)
Paweł, niestety they do represent us. That's how everyone in Europe sees it and that's the only way to see it. Nobody gives a .... about reasons why it happened. they were elected by majority of grown Poles. So instead of pretending you are not one of them please go out there and do something. For ex. talk to the priest from your community and tell him that he's a mean bastard supporting evil.
Well, who built the factories there, because of smaller costs, hurting their own citizens...
Great! I wish you had been consistently this clear for the last 5 years. Perhaps you could contribute to the clarification and reinforcement of EU Values and Principles by acknowledging your part in compromising and undermining them for the last five years by partially agreeing with the EC and EuCo's spectacular sadism to refugees in a futile and fundamentally misguided attempt to appease the populist-nationalists and fascists? Noone sensible would think any worse of you if you acknowledged that you have not always been perfect at this yourself but now you intend to do better and will commit to practical actions A,B+C to make amends and show good faith.
Guy, you have true, and a lot of hungarian trust in you! Please protect all EU value, and rules! In this case you step back, you never will be chance again to safe EU unit!! good luck!!
just ashamed and very disapointed with government in PL & HU. They are horribly wrong but it will be Poles who got to pay the price when PiS is gone...
1% less subsidies for HU and PL each day they delay the underwriting would perhaps speed up their decision process. Stay strong and united!
either find a way to make them accept majority rule (or qualified majority voting), or set up a grouping of countries bound by democratic values and work the budget within that group - or find a way to put Hungary's membership on freeze
Honestly I hope you guys stand your ground because I don't want to see EU money pouring in here until we have our democracy back.
French revolution taught us that democracy is based upon the rule of law and the division of powers. Those are the core values of a nation and of the EU. We have to learn from our ancestors. Please don't step back.
It's time to accept that Horty wasn't an accident and maybe the Hungarian nation has some unhealthy character flaws. Without a full scale national soul searching and reset, like it happened in Germany, people like Orban will keep cropping up in Hungary. Get a grip people.
Guy Verhofstadt when you say ‘Hungary’ (wants to continue to penalise)... can I assume you meant ‘Orban’? Hungary has been hijacked by this mafioso & his gang, but they are not Hungary and they do not represent most of us - even though he keeps boasting about the 2/3 thing. I really really hope this whole fidesz nightmare ends in 2022!
Absolutely breath taking behaviour, particularly in the case of Poland, given how much it receives in funding. Make a deal with the other 25 states and give them both nothing... then sit back and watch.
Absolutely let’s go ahead! we can’t be penalised by these two small Countries, quite clearly they need more time internally to join a full implementation of the rule of Law , we have to show the way!
Absolutely! It's up to the Polish and Hungarian people to remove these populists from power. I object to any of my taxes going to EU member states that don't share our common values. Suspend them, and if they still don't comply, expel them from the EU.
Orban and his oligarchs knows, why state of law could bring them into prison or make them poorer...
A con man who strives on a week, and stupid.Steeling from EU funds made him, and all his friends super rich They bought all the media, The livelihood of many decent ppl are depends of many land and business owners, who loyal to the end to him, cos he was the one who help them to get all their welth Besides he owns many judges and the head prosecutor ,was a college body with the current president. and so on and so on A proper organized crime boss unless some Illness takes him to the other side the Hungarian people won't be able to get rid of him
Poland is currently on the top of global death toll Covid19. This is why Kaczynski needs an enemy to fight with and park "cultural wars" This is also reason why Polish peaceful protesters are beaten by the police like in the Belarus or Russia. Kaczynski needs distraction from the indolence in fighting the Covid19 crisis.
Please remember that Orban and Kaczyński does not represent people in Hungary and Poland.
Orbán is not equal to the Hungarians! He is only taking revenge on them for his great fall of 2002! His party should be punished, not the majority of the Hungarian people! 😡😡
This Guy Verhofstadt has some excellent points but he demonstrates that his position in the EU is ineffective it does not nothing to enhance others lives - the relief money is not being released because of the EU holding TWO members to account whilst TWENTY FIVE are left without any assistance What a complete JOKE this is 7.5% holding up 100% of the budget You simply can't make this stuff up They talk about removing veto rights What kind of democracy is this EU = NO RIGHTS NO ACTION
The EU must cut off funding to these regimes. Otherwise it will be seen as complicit in allowing the totalitarian bulldozer to continue rolling on in its destruction of democracy.
I hope you are right. I'm affraid though that the german corporates like him and the small taxes way too much so i would not bet on it. But i hope the eu can stand for its values.
poland & hungary can of course elect who the hell they like but . . actions have consequences and if the elected government can’t or won’t respect european standards then they have no place in europe.
Migration is the excuse
Anti-semitism the impulse
Money the means
Corruption the goal
And Hungary is the first victim, but not the last.
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Countries should be able to decide their own immigration policies based on own needs. When people are seen as numbers or quotas there’s obviously a problem
I agree. You have to tie money or trade to human rights and the environment. I'd like to see a human rights tarrif and an environmental tarrif. They would come into effect where those standards are lacking in countries the UE trades with.
Instead of using him as a source of inspiration at what someone can achieve in spite of what they've been through, the government used him as a scapegoat for all the countrys problems and the people were so dumb and ignorant they fell for it.
Even though I think you are an awful politician, who basically promotes unrestricted immigration which in the end will destroy Europe, in this one you are correct. Hungarian government is using the migrant issue to cover the many unlawful practices they have promoted the last years.
I am so tired. If the EU is so soros-leftist-controlled, why doesn't hungary leave?
What amazes me is that there are still countries in our great Europe that have not learned any lessons from history of extremism....
I am the son of a Hungarian emigre. Hungary has a tumultuous history even for European standards. But Budapest has only a short memory. It’s policies shame us.
You can't have the benefits of membership if you don't fulfill the responsibilities of membership. You'd have thought that watching the Westminster junta squirm should have made this point clear.
As a Hungarian, I am disgusted about our so-called "leaders"... ( Although I have an excuse, not living in Hungary since 2005).... Guy, and all our fellow Europeans, please never confuse Hungary, or Hungarian people with a narcissistic, megalomaniac, pocket-napoleon! x
Why is everyone so besotted with Soros. He is an old doddering dodgy financier. We have brilliant young men and women who can chart the way forward. Forget Soros. Keep the EU strong.
The minion nations need to do as they are told. Germany may have welcomed the migrants into the EU but the rest have to take their share even if encourages more and more to come. If any other EU country refuses to do as they are told stop their money. Not Germany or France of course because without their money there wouldn’t be a EU.
Well said.... I feel Hungary and Poland need some time out of the EU... And stop the funding from the EU to these countries immediately!
Sorry Europe 😢 I'm so sorry because my country 😢
I'm a pro Soros. Even if I've worked for Soros Real Estate Funds ( in Luxembourg) at Citco (shitco) benefitting from Marius Kohl tax rulings...
Is fidesz still the member of the EPP? If orban can survive this situation without any consequences then it will be the beginning of the dying process of the EU.
I happen to agree with the EU that the benefits of membership comes with responsibility. Respecting the rule of law is not too much to ask.
I can confirm I'm a paid member of the Soros secret club and we get £100 every time we make a Hungarian cry because they had to accept a refugee in their country.
More autonomy, more sovereignty. People’s nation needs respect. No more federalisation. No more United States of EU but the European Union, united for peace, security and collaboration fully respecting boundaries of each nation and their people’s choices....
True suspend them now pending removal,
well. the main reason for a “european union” is peacekeeping. then, its cultural and intellectual exchange. none of that requires an apparatschnik of overpaid theocrats and administrative figures, career politicians and lawyers who never did real work in their lifes. from bonding to standardization, nothing that cant be achieved by continuous trade agreements between partners. does it make sense to centralize this? does it help to have centralized resources? sure, but not close to the extend of what we see in brussels etc.
This dude named Kovács does not speak for the majority of the Hungarian people.
Zoltán Kovács is one of the member of this criminal organization called ner. Doing his job. -shame on himself-
Hold on please, Hungary is not equal with orbán! Don't forget!!!!!!!
the king is naked: small and fat
No values no funding... 100%
As I have always said, one day a politician will bring Britain back home to where it belongs - at the centre of our common European destiny! 🇪🇺🇬🇧 ... See MoreSee Less
Scotland voted to remain 🏴 Brexit breaks our hearts 😢♥️
I still haven't recovered from the shock and despair of the 2016 Referendum and have been buried in denial and unrealistic hope that Brexit would disappear. I am European and Welsh and that's the order that makes me feel comfort. Our politicians have sold us to their donors - they do not represent the majority of British people.
The sooner the better. Our country is being destroyed by hedge fund backers. Unbelievable.
I want back NOW, if not a year ago. And I want all the Leave campaign out of the UK government. They have done us huge harm.
It is a shame that so many British citizens will lose their freedom to work, study and live as equal citizens with their closest neighbours in the EU.
I am just heartbroken. Brexit has destroyed our lives. I cannot imagine that any of this will lead to any good. By the time the UK comes back it will be too late for all of us. Brexit was a COUP. And where are the secret services, the intelligence services, the think tanks.... where are all the forward looking strategists that did not see the destructive power of this and prevent it. So many dropped the ball. So many worked hard to stop it. But the evil force behind Brexit required a lot of forward thinking to have stopped it.
Brexit - what an expensive, time-wasting, futile and distressing experience. Thanks Guy, for your words of welcome. Hopefully, this will come to pass, then we'll all be amongst our true friends 🇪🇺
We need to be back with the EU. The way our government is behaving is a absolute disgrace. Its embarrassing to be British at the moment. I hope the EU realizes most of the British public appreciate them .
I sincerely hope that one day this futile exercise will be recognised as a ploy to line the pockets of greedy hedge fund managers - promoted by selfish newspaper owners who live in tax havens.
We want to be back hopefully will soon be liberated from the zealots who our undemocratic election system allowed to cease control
It’s not too late, they can negotiate joining again and, if the rest of the Member States agree, become part of the EU in the future.
Very easy to find out. After Brexit negotiations are concluded with or without a deal put it to the voters and let them decide, but of course that won't happen!
In the meantime, maybe you can let in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The latter definitely because a United Ireland will get rid of all those pesky issues around borders and the Good Friday Agreement. I’m happy for London to be let in too, because we voted to Remain and we hold the wealth. We can have a EUROPEAN passport and place borders between ourselves and the rump of England and Wales. They can sing for our money.
I personally like to be in EU. But I really doubt that EU can exist in longterm. We don't know each other so well, I mean countries. I know for example Poland, and I understand that it is not easy to understand how people live and how they think in other countries, not being a part of them. Too many cultures in the EU and all different.
Disagree, the British do not need to be at the centre but just one of many nations forging a common path, not destiny!
Thanks Guy Verhofstadt we are still here and eventually we will be amongst the European states that care about peace and working together not against each other 🕊
but that would require a British politician with integrity and character which we don't have at the moment. I am sure that the UK will return to the European Union.
Britain has the right to decide for itself where it belongs!
Thanks Guy. The populist movements are crashing everywhere. They are short term by their very nature; they promise to make everything great again without defining great or even again. They are based on the hollow promises of opportunists. We are all stronger together. Europe is the cradle of civilisation and we need to get back in it.
Always European, and I am still devastated that some charlatans have robbed me of this.
All a bit late now. The English sadly deserve what they voted for.
A Europe stretching from the Atlantic to the Urals, as an old Euopean Studies lecturer of mine used to say!
Don't allow the UK back in but allow the individual nations.
The 80% of under 30’s would like to be part of the EU. As these replace the current people in power we will hopefully return to help shape the future of Europe, rather than sat on a little table on our own.
It seems live Boris is at least encouraging parts of the UK to return to the EU. He will be left with just England...
New wave of violence in Belarus.
The EU can & should do more👇🏻: sanctions, humanitarian corridor for injured and visa-free travel, solidarity and media support, international tribunal. Dial up the pressure!
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Dear Mr. Verhofstadt! Thank you very much for raising awareness of the Belarusian humanitarian catastrophe! Sanctions are the only way to stop the terror today in Belarus! We really appreciate your efforts and support in the fight for freedom and democracy that would definitely contribute toward the peace allover the World! Long Live Belarus! 🤍❤️🤍
Not really...These corridors are used mainly by our (African) politicians who siphon public coffers to come treat themselves in Europe. The rest if us poor folk can only afford treatment in India....
Despite so many problems, that the EU-parliament has to take care of, I'm glad, you are not abandon Belarusian people to its fate. Already since 100 days, violence against peaceful protesters, imprisonment and torture has continued to be a daily occurrence in the EU neighbouring country. Belarusian civil society faces massive repression. The people of Belarus need solidarity and support!
Thank you, Mr Verhofstadt for your support of the Belorussian people! It is very important to have international support and even more important is for the EU to finally DO something to stop the unbearable violence! 🤍❤️🤍
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As a citizen of Europe, I am outraged by Europe's attitude towards the provocations and criminal violations of Turkey, either on the issue of Greece, Cyprus or Armenia! I refuse to accept as a citizen of Europe this resilient attitude that encourages Erdogan's expansionist ambitions and destabilizes the planet, especially at a time when we are all going through an unprecedented ordeal together!
Extremely selective Mr. Verhofstad. What about Turkey and specifically Erdogan for his actions in Easter Mediterranean, in Cyprus and Famagusta today as well as his role in Nagorno Karabakh?
What is the E.U doing about right wing xenophobes and nationalist governments IN the E.U.. Look no further than Poland and Hungary...Democracy dying a little bit every day..
The truth is, The Cartel is both spineless and toothless, Comrade.
The EU should clean up its own internal mess first. Let's start by asking the member states to refrain from selling weapons to third countries that are threatening with war other EU members.
In Spain we are going to suffer the same as the people in Belarús.
Visa- Free regime is not the way. Depriving a country from their youth is the worst thing you can do to a country!
Any idea about what can be done for Erdogan? I think that the Nobel Price for Peace is calling his name.
It is really frustrating that the EU (allegedly a significant power) does nothing except sancions against a dozen Belarus leaders. I am sure EU intelligence have all the data about party members in Belarus and should sancions be extended to all of them, they would think twice whether it is worth supporting this ruthless dictator.
How about Armenians? Why you did not address such blatant breach of justice????
Guy must the times i agree with you .but no this time is not ours job to interfering in the internal affair of Country to me it look like that the EU as not learn from the disaster in Ukrania. Second and must important we EU Citizen don t wont to be like the interfering USA.
Some 10,000 have died from both sides in Nagorno Karabakh within 45 days and you are talking about Belarus?
Aliyev is not a dictator but Lukashenko is?
The only question is that has Europe so much financial means to absorb and support all the tyrannized people from the red Mafia states and the religiously derailed countries ?
En tant qu'une citoyenne de Belarus et Belgique, je vous remercie pour le support de la lutte pour la démocratie à Belarus 🤍❣️🤍 Als een burgerin van Belarus en België, Ik dank u hartelijk voor uw steun aan de strijd voor democratie in Belarus 🤍❣️🤍
EU closes its eyes now mister Guy Verhofstadt. Like with Armenians, Syrians, Corea, the whole world stopped now as all talk only about COVID. Politics, Media. Big shame useless thousands of politicians.
Are you going to call for sanctions against Azerbaijan and Turkey? You are very selective on who you support!
Gedetineerden die Wit-Russisch spraken, werden met verf gemarkeerd voor' meer aandacht '. En dan geslagen. En geslagen. En geslagen. Meer dan 16 zijn vanuit het gevang naar spoed overgebracht. Dit is genocide. Dit is waar wij over moeten praten in Europa. Genocide, niet "schendingen van de mensenrechten". Deze fase zijn wij helaas voorbij
Mr. Verhofstadt, we all know that Czech and Poland sold ammunition to Lukashenko regime, which was used during this dramatic months. Any response possible?
What you are going to do with Bulgarian fasizam over North Macedonia? This is shame for Europe...
They’re not just testing our patience, they’re testing the breaking point of the US republic.
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Respect SCOTLANDS 🏴 right to determine our peoples wishes as an INDEPENDENT NATION AT THE HEART OF EUROPE AND A EUROPEAN NATION FOR CENTURIES despite Englands brexit madness 👍🏴
Martin you need to accept that your candidate lost the election and perhaps put aside your anger and start actively listening... if you truly believe in democracy then you have to take the good with the bad, and accept that the will of the people has been expressed and is being confirmed (so far 16 lawsuits have been thrown out of court). Best wishes to you as we begin a new era!
If Trump concedes he can no longer ask for money for recounts. Half the money raised by the Wisconsin recount fundraiser is going towards paying his election campaign debts. The con continues...
Mirror image of the last election, where Trump claimed 306 was winning by a landslide.
We, the people of the free world, we love to see States of America United under Biden!
The colours on the map could hardly be more startling. Their 'electoral college' system makes it look like that, but talk about a divided nation. Without New York and California the rest of the USA would hardly exist. Texas might be big enough to make it on its own, but could it support the rest? I don't think so.
You should know that electoral college declare POTUS! 🙂
Tell the individual states to get their houses in order. How in any modern democracy can it be normal for voters to have to wait longer than 24 hours for the victor to be officially called - not just called by media outlets. Why should anyone concede when the states haven't officially called the result - especially when the next president doesn't take over until 20 January 2021 - 3 months after the vote.
DT is just gathering subscribers for his next act with a cable news channel for the base. To make a living, and prepare for 2024.
It's always worth doing right especially if it comes to kicking Trump out of the White House! We don't want him ending up staying there on a technicality so even if the process to keep him out takes time then we have to be patient it'll be worth it in the end
The international community, appeals to Donald Mugabe, to accept the result of free and fair elections.
Have faith in the US system. It has managed all crises very effectively. Let’s hope that one day Europe will grow to have equally effective structures and not be the sum of unequal voices that it is.
A win is A win even with one (1) vote ahead. Biden won - period. Trump needs to concede and let go the power. His resistance is now alarming. I have watched his briefing today, am feeling sorry for him but yet he is still lying about his administration being involved in the development of the Pfizer vaccine when Pfizer clearly confirmed that there is no involvement in the development of the vaccine by the Trump’s administration. It does not matter anymore anyway. Yes America lost over 250k lives over the pandemic but that is because he did not take the entire pandemic crisis seriously, so now it is too late. Beside the coronavirus crisis, the American people decided and chose Biden. So Biden/Harris will lead the US and help to redirect and restructure things.
Respect SCOTLANDS INDEPENDENCE IN EUROPE TOO 🏴
Yes they should be ashamed of them selves but we’ve already witnessed just how low they have stooped over the last 4 years so can this really be a surprise ! At least we have the benefit of knowing that they are history and The British Govermemt who were after all directly propped up by this rubbish that led to Brexit are now them selves crumbling from the seams !!!
Guy Verhofstadt When the People voted for Brexit, their voice didn't matter, right? You embody everything that's wrong with politics nowadays.
Thank you for this Guy! European Parliament and the EU needs to put pressure on this little wanna-be dictator to leave!
Nothing to do with you, keep your nose out. Same goes for the U.K. stick to your area of influence, which, is getting smaller, and smaller.
Why are the little English brexiteers so afraid of English independence ? 😂
Straight to Jail
At least there's more than one name for president on the ballot paper, and the people actually vote in the president
oh come on Guy The EU ignored the democratic will of Greece France and Holland and imposed a European Union as opposed to a bloc of nation states. I am passionate remainer but the EU has no democratic foundations and that partly cost us the referendum
All these claims, that CNN don't call elections, and its the electoral college, blah blah blah... Nobody has ever complained when news organisations have projected elections in the past. Hell, nobody, not even Trump, complained on the night of the 3rd when the news houses projected polling figures until the count began to go against Trump, and he was no longer winning "bigly" or "by like a lot". But, because fascism lost, racism lost, COVID denial lost, misogyny lost, all the toys are coming out of the pram now! The news reports figures from state electoral offices. That's why they can call them. Shocking... It's like dealing with a load of petulant children!