The leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe called for a "more ambitious Europe" as the EU election results the traditional main parties both lost ground.
"Hereby I challenge you to a one-on-one debate, as people have the full right to know what devil's plan you have in mind," the Belgian MEP and EU Commission President spitzenkandidat said in a video on Twitter.
Jan Zahradil, who hopes to replace Jean-Claude Juncker, said the EU could have avoided Brexit by offering concessions.
In the run up to the elections we are profiling the European Parliament's political groupings, this time it's the turn of the Liberals, who are seeking to create a new group post-elections with the French President's En Marche politicians.
"There is not an east-west divide [in Europe]. There is a divide in the brain of the Orbans of this world. Of Dragnea in Romania.”
Guy Verhofstadt, one of the highest-profile candidates for the EU’s top job, said he is a Eurosceptic who wants to reform the way the bloc is run.
The former Belgian prime minister is in line for Europe's top job
European Liberals leader Guy Verhofstadt said Britain's decision to abandon the European family has caused more damage than could have ever been imagined
Centre-left grouping ALDE is positioning themselves as change-makers for the upcoming EU elections.
The four candidates seeking to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president spoke about their vision for the European Union
Our profile of Guy Verhofstadt, one of the hopefuls to replace Jean-Claude Juncker after May's European Parliament elections.
Frans Timmermans won initial impressions at the Maastricht Debate 2019, where five candidates for the European Commission presidency crossed swords
MEPs in Strasbourg engaged in an emotional debate on Tuesday over last week's decision to extend the Brexit deadline until October 31.
EC President Donald Tusk tells MEPs European Parliament should be open to a long extension for Brexit, respecting Britons who want to remain in the EU
Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt accuses Nigel Farage of "trying to destroy the European Union from within".
A letter sent to EU Council President Donald Tusk from a 6-year-old British girl has brought leaders a little perspective during the tumultuous weeks before Brexit.
The UK prime minister is urging Brussels to make concessions. The EU says the UK must present new ideas. Both sides are deadlocked at a critical stage.
The MEP wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling on the platform to remove a video sponsored by the Hungarian government.
The Hungarian government sent a truck mounted with a billboard to Brussels, which suggested a link between immigration and terror attacks.
A billboard battle is brewing between Guy Verhofstadt and Viktor Orban, the former said he was not bothered by the Hungarian leader's jibe in his new poster campaign. Orban's billboard appears to suggest that all migrants are terrorists. Verhostadt told Euronews, that this is scandalous.
Sooner rather than later [...] the EU must be able to prevent and correct breaches of Union values. We should create the powers to apply sanctions – if necessary including financial sanctions - that can act as effective deterrence.