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'''Guy Maurice Marie Louise Verhofstadt''' (11 April 1953 in Dendermonde) is a [[liberal]] [[Belgium|Belgian]] politician. He served as Prime Minister of that country from 1999 until 2008, as served in the [[European Parliament]] since July 14, 2009, and is the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group in the parliament. He is a member of [[Open VLD]], a progressive liberal party in [[Flanders]].
 
'''Guy Maurice Marie Louise Verhofstadt''' (11 April 1953 in Dendermonde) is a [[liberal]] [[Belgium|Belgian]] politician. He served as Prime Minister of that country from 1999 until 2008, as served in the [[European Parliament]] since July 14, 2009, and is the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group in the parliament. He is a member of [[Open VLD]], a progressive liberal party in [[Flanders]].
  
Verhofstadt is known as an elitist, progressive liberal and Europhile. He has called for a United States of Europe. He also writes books advancing his political (crazy-) ideas. In 2017, he labeled conservative U.S. President [[Donald Trump]] a "white supremacist" and called the conservative, [[Euroskeptic]] governments of [[Poland]] and [[Hungary]] "[[alt-right]]."<ref>Montgomery, Jack (September 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/13/european-parliaments-brexit-negotiator-trump-white-supremacist-poland-hungary-alt-right/ EU Brexit Negotiator Brands Trump ‘White Supremacist’, Poland, Hungary ‘Alt-Right’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 13, 2017.</ref>
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Verhofstadt is known as an elitist, progressive liberal and [[Europhile]]. He has called for a United States of Europe. He also writes books advancing his political (crazy-) ideas. In 2017, he labeled conservative U.S. President [[Donald Trump]] a "white supremacist" and called the conservative, [[Euroskeptic]] governments of [[Poland]] and [[Hungary]] "[[alt-right]]."<ref>Montgomery, Jack (September 13, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/13/european-parliaments-brexit-negotiator-trump-white-supremacist-poland-hungary-alt-right/ EU Brexit Negotiator Brands Trump ‘White Supremacist’, Poland, Hungary ‘Alt-Right’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 13, 2017.</ref>
 
On September 20, 2016, Verhofstadt stated that [[nationalism]] is a [[cancer]] on a debate in the European Parliament about the [[Brexit]].<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqc7cqK-MeI</ref>
 
On September 20, 2016, Verhofstadt stated that [[nationalism]] is a [[cancer]] on a debate in the European Parliament about the [[Brexit]].<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqc7cqK-MeI</ref>
  

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Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Maurice Marie Louise Verhofstadt (11 April 1953 in Dendermonde) is a liberal Belgian politician. He served as Prime Minister of that country from 1999 until 2008, as served in the European Parliament since July 14, 2009, and is the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group in the parliament. He is a member of Open VLD, a progressive liberal party in Flanders.

Verhofstadt is known as an elitist, progressive liberal and Europhile. He has called for a United States of Europe. He also writes books advancing his political (crazy-) ideas. In 2017, he labeled conservative U.S. President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and called the conservative, Euroskeptic governments of Poland and Hungary "alt-right."[1] On September 20, 2016, Verhofstadt stated that nationalism is a cancer on a debate in the European Parliament about the Brexit.[2]

In May 2015, the media reported that Verhofstadt was blacklisted by Russia as being one of the prominent people from the European Union who are not allowed to enter the country.[3][4]

In September 2016, Verhofstadt was appointed lead Brexit negotiator for the European Parliament.[5] Verhofstadt's main opponent is the UKIP-leader Nigel Farage, which is well known for the successful pro-Brexit campaign.

During his leadership of Belgium, he led three Federal cabinets, and he also opposed the War in Iraq.

References

  1. Montgomery, Jack (September 13, 2017). EU Brexit Negotiator Brands Trump ‘White Supremacist’, Poland, Hungary ‘Alt-Right’. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqc7cqK-MeI
  3. Laurence Norman (May 30, 2015), Russia Produces Blacklist of EU People Banned From Entering Country Wall Street Journal.
  4. European Union anger at Russian travel blacklist BBC News, May 31, 2015.
  5. "Guy Verhofstadt on Twitter", Twitter. Retrieved on January 31, 2017. (en)