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Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt

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From 1999 to 2008, Guy Verhofstadt (b. 1953) was prime minister of Belgium. He is now a member of the European Parliament, where he leads the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (alde). In 2005 he wrote Verenigde Staten van Europa (The United States of Europe), which was translated into twelve languages and awarded the inaugural European Book Prize in 2007. In 2009 it was followed by the publication of both his political essay A New Age of Empires and his book De weg uit de crisis (The Way out of the Crisis), in which he analyses the economic crisis and formulates a concrete solution. In 2012, along with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, he published the political pamphlet Voor Europa! (For Europe!). His latest work De ziekte van Europa (Europe’s Disease and the Rediscovery of the Ideal) is an accute analysis of the (dis)functioning of the EU and a passionate plea for change. De ziekte van Europa will be published in English, French, Romanian and Greek.


Recent title – English material

De ziekte van Europa (Europe’s Last Chance), 2015


Press on previous work:

With his A New Age of Empires Verhofstadt has hijacked the European campaign. From now on his opponents will always have to say whether they agree with him on Europe. Or not. – De Standaard

Guy Verhofstadt’s latest book, The Way Out of the Crisis, is more than worth reading. He offers the reader a clear insight into the why and how of the financial and economic crisis. – Knack