My Republica

Guy Verhofstadt



The Brexitization of European politics

November 3, 2018 00:10 AM

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 percent  to 48 percent  to withdraw from the EU, it is safe to say that former Prime Minister David Cameron’s ploy to settle a long-running niche debate within the Conservative Party has backfired spectacularly.

Drain the EU swamp

October 10, 2018 00:30 AM

Instead of protecting populist governments that are looting EU funds, EU should ensure that all member-state governments are held to account

Europe’s populist fifth column

September 6, 2018 00:30 AM

Far-right populists are successfully politicizing the very institutions and legal instruments upon which European security depends

Resolving migration crisis

July 10, 2018 00:30 AM

African Union and EU must address the challenges raised by migration together, in particular the need to crack down on criminal gangs that ruthlessly exploit vulnerable people

“America First” and Europe

June 12, 2018 01:00 AM

Trump’s decision to subject the EU to import tariffs on steel and aluminum has unified European leaders in outrage and disgust

Blueprint to save Iran deal

May 24, 2018 00:30 AM

To salvage the nuclear deal and advance other diplomatic goals, the EU can leverage its economic relationship with Iran

Stop funding illiberalism

May 8, 2018 00:30 AM

It is unacceptable that EU taxpayer money is being used to prop up vanity projects of illiberal elites who show no compunction about undermining democratic institutions

Breaking Brexit stalemate

April 4, 2018 00:30 AM

It would be preferable to develop one overarching EU-UK governance framework to cover defense, economics, internal security, and other areas

Tech vs democracy

February 28, 2018 00:30 AM

In an age when most people get their news from social media, mafia states have had little trouble censoring social-media content that their leaders deem harmful

Europe in Time of Trump

November 13, 2017 00:26 AM

The transatlantic alliance, which for decades has safeguarded the West, is under severe strain. US President is responsible for this

Federal Spain

November 7, 2017 00:30 AM

Catalan radicals were wrong to call an illegal referendum. No one can govern democratically without the rule of law.

Combating hatred

September 12, 2017 00:30 AM

We owe it to those who suffered under past authoritarian regimes to together stand up now for democratic values.

Trump threat

July 9, 2017 00:30 AM

Most of the world has no confidence in Trump, whose favorability is below that of Bush,Jr when he left office.

Theresa May’s Trump Card

February 7, 2017 00:15 AM

May government’s recent behavior suggests that it is putting the new US administration’s interests before those of the EU and the rest of the world