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The European Parliament’s Chief Brexit Negotiator in Brussels

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  • The European Parliament’s Chief Brexit negotiator following UK’s decision to invoke Article 50 and trigger the process to leave Europe.
  • Believes that important lesson’s learned from Brexit will help unify and strengthen the EU.
  • 47th Prime Minister of Belgium & Leader of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament

Chief Brexit negotiator for the EU, Guy Verhofstadt believes in a federal union as Europe’s solution to compete with the large economies of the US and Asia. A federal solution, he argues, needs a unified front regarding political strategy, government, and a parliament that is endowed with full powers in order to compete on a global scale.

Politician, author, thinker, and negotiator, Belgian politician Guy Verhofstadt has made a mark on European history. The leader of the Alliance and Democrats for Europe Group and Belgian Member of the European Parliament has filled a number of political positions in his home country. Amongst these are included:

  • 47th Prime Minister
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Minister of Budget
  • Member of the Chamber of Representatives.

Guy has, since 2009, served as Member of the European Parliament as leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). He is also the founder of the inter-parliamentarian federalist Spinelli Group and was the ALDE presidential nominee of the European Commission during the 2014 European Parliament election.

The European Parliament nominated Guy as their lead Brexit negotiator in 2016.

Guy Verhofstadt has received many accolades throughout the course of his political career. Amongst these he counts:

  • Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold (Belgium,2008)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (Belgium, 2007)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark, 2002)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland (Finland,2004)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of Honour (Greece, 2005)
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Italy, 1986)
  • Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (Norway, 2003)
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (Poland, 2004)
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain, 2000)
  • Commander Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden, 2001)

Someone who is regularly in the media, Guy Verhofstadt is also the author of a number of books on European politics, including The United States of Europe, A New Age of Empires, and Europe’s Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union.

Guy Verhofstadt – Speaker

The lawyer-turned-politician took to politics from an early age, becoming a member of Ghent City Council and climbing the ranks to become a member of parliament, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for the Economy while still in his thirties.

Guy wishes to inspire changes within the EU, focusing on crime, economics, and certain political key issues. He is a supporter of further integration in order to allow the European Union become economically stronger by means of a single economic policy, treasury, and currency in order to create more jobs while being able to compete with the US and Asian economies.

“The Brexit discussion is a good opportunity not only to discuss and negotiate a new agreement, a new partnership with Britain but also to fix that now it is time to have a real government in Europe” – Guy Verhofstadt

Speaking Topics

Guy’s topics focus on Europe and European politics, touching different aspects while taking note of past mistakes in order to allow Europe to become a super power.

Guy Verhofstadt

Motivational Speaker Guy Verhofstadt
  • The European Parliament's Chief Brexit negotiator following UK's decision to invoke Article 50 and trigger the process to leave Europe.
  • Believes that important lesson's learned from Brexit will help unify and strengthen the EU.
  • 47th Prime Minister of Belgium & Leader of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament
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Guy Verhofstadt

Motivational Speaker Guy Verhofstadt
  • The European Parliament’s Chief Brexit negotiator following UK’s decision to invoke Article 50 and trigger the process to leave Europe.
  • Believes that important lesson’s learned from Brexit will help unify and strengthen the EU.
  • 47th Prime Minister of Belgium & Leader of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament

Chief Brexit negotiator for the EU, Guy Verhofstadt believes in a federal union as Europe’s solution to compete with the large economies of the US and Asia. A federal solution, he argues, needs a unified front regarding political strategy, government, and a parliament that is endowed with full powers in order to compete on a global scale.

Politician, author, thinker, and negotiator, Belgian politician Guy Verhofstadt has made a mark on European history. The leader of the Alliance and Democrats for Europe Group and Belgian Member of the European Parliament has filled a number of political positions in his home country. Amongst these are included:

  • 47th Prime Minister
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Minister of Budget
  • Member of the Chamber of Representatives.

Guy has, since 2009, served as Member of the European Parliament as leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). He is also the founder of the inter-parliamentarian federalist Spinelli Group and was the ALDE presidential nominee of the European Commission during the 2014 European Parliament election.

The European Parliament nominated Guy as their lead Brexit negotiator in 2016.

Guy Verhofstadt has received many accolades throughout the course of his political career. Amongst these he counts:

  • Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold (Belgium,2008)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (Belgium, 2007)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark, 2002)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland (Finland,2004)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of Honour (Greece, 2005)
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Italy, 1986)
  • Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (Norway, 2003)
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (Poland, 2004)
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain, 2000)
  • Commander Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden, 2001)

Someone who is regularly in the media, Guy Verhofstadt is also the author of a number of books on European politics, including The United States of Europe, A New Age of Empires, and Europe’s Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union.

Guy Verhofstadt – Speaker

The lawyer-turned-politician took to politics from an early age, becoming a member of Ghent City Council and climbing the ranks to become a member of parliament, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for the Economy while still in his thirties.

Guy wishes to inspire changes within the EU, focusing on crime, economics, and certain political key issues. He is a supporter of further integration in order to allow the European Union become economically stronger by means of a single economic policy, treasury, and currency in order to create more jobs while being able to compete with the US and Asian economies.

“The Brexit discussion is a good opportunity not only to discuss and negotiate a new agreement, a new partnership with Britain but also to fix that now it is time to have a real government in Europe” – Guy Verhofstadt

Speaking Topics

Guy’s topics focus on Europe and European politics, touching different aspects while taking note of past mistakes in order to allow Europe to become a super power.

Biography

Client Testimonials

"The Brexit discussion is a good opportunity not only to discuss and negotiate a new agreement, a new partnership with Britain but also to fix that now it is time to have a real government in Europe”

“Ultimately, he remains hopeful for a truly united continent that can protect its citizens, remain a valuable American ally, and face future challenges. Impassioned and logically sound, this clearly presented treatise presents an appealing way forward from a troubled present.”

Client Testimonials

"The Brexit discussion is a good opportunity not only to discuss and negotiate a new agreement, a new partnership with Britain but also to fix that now it is time to have a real government in Europe”

“Ultimately, he remains hopeful for a truly united continent that can protect its citizens, remain a valuable American ally, and face future challenges. Impassioned and logically sound, this clearly presented treatise presents an appealing way forward from a troubled present.”

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Speech Guy Verhofstadt to Angela Merkel and François Hollande on the future of Europe
Speech Guy Verhofstadt to Angela Merkel and François Hollande on the future of Europe
Guy Verhofstadt at Chatham House 30 January 2017
Guy Verhofstadt at Chatham House 30 January 2017
Guy Verhofstadt: Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 2017
Guy Verhofstadt: Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 2017

Client Testimonials

"The Brexit discussion is a good opportunity not only to discuss and negotiate a new agreement, a new partnership with Britain but also to fix that now it is time to have a real government in Europe”

“Ultimately, he remains hopeful for a truly united continent that can protect its citizens, remain a valuable American ally, and face future challenges. Impassioned and logically sound, this clearly presented treatise presents an appealing way forward from a troubled present.”

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