Katja Kipping is leader of the German left-wing party “Die Linke”. She joined the party in 1998 and is a member of German parliament since 2005.
The former Belgian Prime Minister (1999-2008) has been a member of the European Parliament since 2009, where he is currently the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). He is the ALDE’s nominee for President of the European Commission in the upcoming European Elections. Verhofstadt, a strong advocate of the federalist idea, also founded the inter-parliamentarian “Spinelli Group” that is fostering the idea of a United States of Europe.