What happened to the EU’s vaunted values? Guy Verhofstadt interview | Conflict Zone

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Will the tragic deaths of 27 people in the English Channel force Europe to commit to safer migration policies?

#dwZone’s Tim Sebastian talks to MEP and former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt about Europe’s treatment of migrants, the trouble with Facebook, and the need for a revamped NATO.

Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle’s top political interview. Every week, our hosts Tim Sebastian and Sarah Kelly are face to face with global decision-makers, seeking straight answers to straight questions, putting the spotlight on controversial issues and calling the powerful to account.


00:00 Intro

00:53 Time for new EU policies on migration?

04:31 What’s the point of the EU?

05:40 Which values are the EU selling?

07:32 “I am as critical as you”

12:13 EU leaders gutless over Hungary, Poland?

16:54 “Social media are undermining our liberal democracy”

20:35 Biden and Trump both criticized the EU “and for good reasons”

23:49 “There will be a time where [China] will decide on our standards”

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