Guy Verhofstadt

Brexit demands a new British politics

BRUSSELS – The populist revolts in the United States and the United Kingdom have each reached a critical juncture. At the start of his third year in office, US President Donald Trump is presiding over the longest federal government shutdown in history. Having painted himself into a corner, he...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

The revolution Europe needs

STRASBOURG –The spontaneous street protests in Paris over the past month come almost exactly 50 years after the mass revolt of May 1968. But that is not to say the two events are comparable. Les événements de mai 1968 was an anarchist uprising by students and workers against the...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:14 PM

Mark Zuckerberg has lost control of Facebook

BRUSSELS – When Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook, appeared before the European Parliament in May, I suggested to him that he had lost control of his company. As one of the few politicians ever to have confronted Zuckerberg in person, I was happy for the...

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:57 PM

The Brexitisation of European politics

BRUSSELS –Far from settling the question of the United Kingdom’s future, the 2016 Brexit referendum and subsequent negotiations with the European Union have triggered a full-blown identity crisis and culture war in Britain. Two years after the UK electorate voted by 52 per cent to 48...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:01 PM