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  • 'How the Dutch Stole the European Medicines Agency - from London' | United States of Europe. How did Amsterdam win the bid for the EMA European Medicines Agency when they won't even have the new location ready on time? A) Because - for an agency that's all about pills - Amsterdam has the best & B) Anywhere is better than a country that voted for Brexit.
    Hi, I'm Greg Shapiro. Comedian. American. Dutchman. I came to Amsterdam to work with Boom Chicago comedy theater, and I never left. Along the way, I've hosted 'Comedy Central News,' I've written a book 'How to Be Orange,' and I've worked side by side with Boom Chicago alumni such as Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele and Jason Sudeikis.
    Yes, I'm the voice of Trump in the 'Netherlands Second' video from 'Zondag Met Lubach,' with 50 million views.
    I'm now working on a 'Daily Show for the EU' called 'United States of Europe.' And I'm co-host of 'The Amsterdam Comedy Podcast.' It's all free. Please subscribe! It really helps.
    gregoryshapiro.com
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Comments • 275

  • Miquel Canosa Santeularia

    not stole, it is a present from your decision to leave

  • sos van eey
    sos van eey 3 months ago

    make partying great again

  • alechsander
    alechsander 4 months ago +1

    The Dutch should be ashamed of themselves, a completely false dossier, full of misleading statements. The Netherlands are a criminal country, with a tax structure done on purpose to profit from money laundering and tax evasion

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 3 months ago

      the Netherlands obteined EMA agency thanks to their brother the Germans so all European agencies are near Nord europe ! italy voted for an anti EU government and for this Europe will be the end soon

  • Carlton
    Carlton 6 months ago

    Hahaha

  • David of Yorkshire
    David of Yorkshire 8 months ago

    How wrong can a title and a premise be?
    The EMA is the European Medical Agency a European Union agency. The UK is leaving the European Union, do people need to have it spelled out for them? Leaving the European Union means leaving all its agencies, organisations and structures. The UK can't keep the EMA because it's a European Union agency, so how did anyone steal it from the UK?
    The EBA is also a European Union Agency to place banking under EU control. When will remoaners realise leaving the EU means getting rid of all these regulatory agencies. The UK owns a good percentage of the ECB European Central Bank, why aren't you talking about that?
    Yet more misdirection, misinformation and outright lies...
    To be clear - any European Union agency - all European Union agencies will leave the UK - BECAUSE WE WONT BE A PART OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Now how hard is that to sink in... We're not loosing them, they no longer have a place in the UK, or do you want to put the head quarters of the French Foreign Legion in London? It makes as much sense.

  • fickyni2
    fickyni2 8 months ago

    I thought it was about the MTV EMA's 😂🙈

  • Dance Artist
    Dance Artist 8 months ago +1

    The Netherlands are the greatest XTC producers ever.

  • Wieniet3
    Wieniet3 8 months ago

    ah, you are one sore loser, ha ha ha

  • darkracer125
    darkracer125 9 months ago

    so even thinking of taking xtc makes me sick now. but there was a time where i would have loved to try a trump pill

  • Russ Ian E. Lection-Hacker

    Yeah, let's not blame May & Corbyn's puppet show that is purposely harming Britain by mismanaging the Brexit talks out of personal interest, let's instead blame the competition who won a fricking rafle. How sad can you go.

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago

      It's looking more and more like Brexit is a facade, seems like Brittain will only leave the EU in name

  • Dutch Man
    Dutch Man 9 months ago

    The Netherlands will never leave the EU.
    If, they will split it up, an EU for the Dutch and an EU for the rest.
    One day a month we will claim the parliament in Brussels for our gatherings, and Benidorm will be the Dutch Gibraltar.

  • Sandro Dream
    Sandro Dream 9 months ago +1

    italy will go out soon this pathetic Nordcentric europe and will stop to pay over 20 Billions euros because are not appropriate all this money for have zero european institutions !

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 2 months ago

      Italy will destroy this nazi Europe with all European institutions located between France , Belgium, Holland and Germany ! we will leave soon this fucking Europe and over 60% italians will vote netx may for Nationalistic Governments so for Holland too will be the end of the game

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 3 months ago

      Hey toc toc Italy voted for leave this fucking Europe you can see that I was right with this government for Europe Nordcentric will be a very big problem

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago

      I do, and I hope Italy will kickstart these reforms. I just hope it works out before countries leave :S

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 8 months ago

      Ok so you think that this Europe can change and become more near to citizens and less to the banksters ? I think that italy will ask to Europe Commission some important things to accomplish but if this arguments will not be solved I think that salvini will take italy out of euro. The problem is not just clandestine invasion but economy and unemployers and a common gestion of finance and defence and not just a common currency :)

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago

      I'm glad even the g5m and league realise this. For example mr Wolf came out and said that leaving the EU is not their goal at all.
      They want to fix the refugee problem, and renegociate with the EU, but they don't want to leave.
      Which exactly my point: reform, don't just run.

  • MrLeovdmeer
    MrLeovdmeer 10 months ago

    Fuck you looser

  • I_drink_cola_every_day_and_you_cant_stop_me

    "united states of europe", no thanks

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago

      I agree that we don't have to be a superpower in the conventional way, we shouldn't necessarily start exerting power over other regions in the world. However, in order to live in a peaceful manner, we need to make sure we aren't overtaken by another superpower. That is why I think the EU should be given more power by the nations it composes, so we can sustain our general sovereignty.

    • I_drink_cola_every_day_and_you_cant_stop_me
      I_drink_cola_every_day_and_you_cant_stop_me 8 months ago

      Dance Artist Yes haha I'm dutch, I figured you were dutch too but apparantly you're belgian. I don't think being a superpower is a must, I just think being left alone is the best. Power isn't everything just sovereignity while the people in your country can live their lifes is all I want. The way I see Belgium is really a divided country, and I think that's what's to become of the EU, except instead of 2 parties, you would have dozens. I mean theres a real divide in Wallonia and Flanders (as far as I can see), and to be honest I don't see your country as one, but as two.

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago

      I too would prefer if my country (Belgium) could decide for itself. Unfortunately, in this day and age the whole geopolitical game is about superpowers, small sovereign nations are just irrelevant now :S
      So if we want to start playing on the same field as the USA, Russia, China, (India etc) we need to hand in some sovereignty unfortunately. I think it's worth it though, I can imagine some others wont.
      The worst part is that most of these big plans would take a very long time to realize, by which time the whole geopolitical landscape could change a lot.
      Btw are you Dutch? I noticed you said NAVO instead of NATO a few comments ago.

    • I_drink_cola_every_day_and_you_cant_stop_me
      I_drink_cola_every_day_and_you_cant_stop_me 8 months ago +1

      Dance Artist Thats the first sane argument I've heard for a EU army, I've never understood why NATO existed after the Soviet-Union was disbanded. But I'd rather see a union of armies just like NATO instead of an army where the EU has control over it (also because I think the EU in this state is at least a bit corrupt). I don't like being a puppet of the USA, but I also don't like being a puppet of the EU. I'd rather have our country choose when to act for our own reasons. Like the recent Syria attacks of USA Britain and France, I'd rather have our country saying we dont condone this, instead of supporting it. But I guess in the current political climate thats very hard. World politics can be very complicated.

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago

      The point would be to get rid of NATO, as Russia is no longer as big of a threat as it used to be, NATO kinda... doesn't make sense anymore. The USA is also less enthusiastic about it, either we start spending more money on our armies so we can defend ourselves, or the USA wants out of NATO.
      As far as I can tell, with NATO we are stuck as the US' puppets, if we make our own army, we can make our own decisions.

  • Bas
    Bas 10 months ago +4

    Another win for the Northern states! Just saw the Italian election results rolling in, looks like they made a good move by going for the Netherlands, now just wait till they all exit and it will be a Germanic Europe!

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago

      lol Bas wtf, calm down :')

    • Bas
      Bas 9 months ago +3

      Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
      Über alles in der Welt,

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 10 months ago +1

      now with the italian elctions for this EU will be the end of the germanocentric privilege italy is a giant founding member and will not be under german diktat like the others, so if italy leave for this EU Ema included will be the end of the game

  • Thomas Wijk
    Thomas Wijk 10 months ago

    So are u dutch or What? XD

  • Diedert Spijkerboer
    Diedert Spijkerboer 10 months ago +2

    This makes me feel so proud to be Dutch

    • alechsander
      alechsander 4 months ago

      you should be ashamed, a Country that enriched itself with money laundering and tax fraud. Stealing Dutch cunts!

  • Bugger All
    Bugger All 10 months ago +4

    What a bunch of losers. They wanted out? Stay out and stop crying!

  • Gideon Van Bekkum
    Gideon Van Bekkum 10 months ago

    Fuck you we stole nothing. If its solled then we just picked up the pieces. Now be nice to the dutch or we sent you those annoying imigrants

  • elghark
    elghark 10 months ago +2

    "COME ON EU, WE'RE READY FOR EMA.GIVE IT TO THE NETHERLANDS!!!"."OH WAIT, WERE U SERIOUS ABOUT THE NEED OF A BUILDING????? CAN WE ARRANGE IN SOME WAY BY OFFERING A WINDMILL???". Dutch....

  • Mark Badoer
    Mark Badoer 11 months ago

    Who the fuck are you Greg? Pretending to be a know it all about Holland. Ok, the Netherlands for some. Maybe it is funny in the US of A, but dutch people I spoke to find you a rather irritating twat.

  • Pierre Vallet
    Pierre Vallet 11 months ago +1

    Is it humour ? It is a EU agency, do you know EU the horrible communist nazi area that you dislike, seriously do you want a symbol of this undemocratic European power on the British lands, But perhpas it is humour, according to the other videos

    • Ctwo First
      Ctwo First 11 days ago

      +Pierre Vallet You know that the guy in the video is American, right? He's not British. And he lives in the EU.

    • jh5kl
      jh5kl 10 months ago

      this is why you can skip your medication

    • Mark Kamphuis
      Mark Kamphuis 10 months ago

      Pierre is right

    • Pierre Vallet
      Pierre Vallet 11 months ago

      i just talk with the guy on the video

    • marieke Elzer
      marieke Elzer 11 months ago

      Pierre Vallet sorry, what exactly are you responding to?

  • M F
    M F 11 months ago

    Who is this bumptious, gormless halfwit?

    • Greg Shapiro
      Greg Shapiro  11 months ago +1

      I’m your Owner soon, if David Davis keeps up his negotiating aplomb.

  • M F
    M F 11 months ago +4

    Why would EU institutions be based in an independent country?

    • Erik Bakker
      Erik Bakker 8 months ago

      No, foreign would make no sense, since the EU has multiple countries. He means an independent country; one not in the EU.

    • jh5kl
      jh5kl 10 months ago

      *foreign

  • In1998able
    In1998able 11 months ago +3

    I love you still but still a copy Lubach!

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago

      The biggest difference between last week tonight (LWT) and Zondag met Lubach (ZML) is that the first focusses mainly on the US, the latter on the EU (or rather, the Netherlands) in their coverage. That sets the two shows apart, the way they are set up etc is indeed very similar.
      To the Dutch, ZML is basically an extension to LWT, we all speak English so we just watch both :')

    • OnionChoppingNinja
      OnionChoppingNinja 10 months ago

      And Lubach is a cheap John Oliver knock off, so what's your point?

  • Balerion
    Balerion 11 months ago

    Amsterdam has certain facilities you can't find elsewhere.

  • Spacefrisian
    Spacefrisian 11 months ago

    No worries, Brittain doesnt want us near there shores but meanwhile they take a dump on that and start drilling gas 10 km from the Dutch coast....

    • ger du
      ger du 10 months ago

      Blah b the 'since' is nonsense and there is no need to bring up Unmentionable Sea Mammals.
      And your statement about limited effect is demonstrably wrong. The 10 hour wonders the RAF was producing were cannonfodder.

    • Blah b
      Blah b 10 months ago

      +ger du
      You said:
      "Come to think of it, the UK was saved ( battle of Britain ) by Canadians, Poles and Czechs."
      This is false. Not only did that limited number of pilots not do much at all, but even if the Battle of Britain had been lost, that would not have lead to an invasion of the UK, since Operation Seelöwe was logistically impossible.

    • ger du
      ger du 10 months ago

      Blah b sauce? Besides, I have not mentioned any invasion.
      Britain owes it's continued existence to the Allies, and not to buggering off, defeated, at Dunkirk.

    • Blah b
      Blah b 10 months ago

      +ger du
      That's nonsense. An invasion of GB was logistically impossible. It could never have been done, even if the entire RAF had been wiped out.

    • ger du
  • Hoi Hallo
    Hoi Hallo 11 months ago +20

    As Amsterdammer: We dont need or want to EMA! We got enough expats already who the rental prices up. Another 3000 wont help. Give the EMA to Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, if they want to come here. Basically the same and Rotterdam South can really use some gentrification.
    Though personally, I think it should have gone to Bratislava. They are right: Eastern Europe needs agencies too.

    • Miquel Canosa Santeularia
      Miquel Canosa Santeularia 6 days ago

      +Jasper Nuboer barcelona was not that far

    • Miquel Canosa Santeularia
      Miquel Canosa Santeularia 6 days ago

      +Sublime or to barcelona, but it is to late

    • David of Yorkshire
      David of Yorkshire 8 months ago

      Rhaegar Targaryen : That's equality for you in the European Union, some are more equal than others. Rather than encourage growth and balance throughout the EU, and distribute fairly, they chose somewhere where the buracrates can go party, have a night life, and do it all on the massive EU expenses their paid. Just the same reason all the UK's politicians live and work in London, theyre not about to work in Newcastle or Sheffield, so what makes you think their going to go to a country without advanced social, economic and cultural benefits? Although I'm sure they could find a prostitute cheaper... That may be why they took their time dismissing it?

    • JCGver
      JCGver 8 months ago

      I'd say put the EMA in Urk. You know to keep the supply lines short for all those bankers

    • Klaas de Boer
      Klaas de Boer 9 months ago +1

      As Groninger I really want the EMA in the Netherlands. Netherlands is more the “de randstad”. Het is echt randstedelijke arrogantie om te denken dat Amsterdammers een beetje uitmaken wat er in ons land gebeurt.

  • Ra Senché
    Ra Senché 11 months ago

    funny so see when i work 2 offices away from the Spark Building XD

  • ermeo356
    ermeo356 11 months ago +7

    Make democracy great again: LEAVE THE EU!! NEXIT NOW!

    • Dance Artist
      Dance Artist 8 months ago +1

      I'm glad that throughout the EU, there is a growing sentiment in favor of the EU.
      Being alone as a bunch of sovereign states isn't going to work for the european countries, so what would you rather be, a puppet of the US, a puppet of Russia, or part of the EU together with all your fellow European brothers?

    • kaas master
      kaas master 10 months ago

      Because it worked for britain

    • Blah b
      Blah b 10 months ago

      Give us one valid reason why.
      *silence or populistic lies and screaming ensue*

    • jh5kl
      jh5kl 10 months ago +1

      all EU members are extremely dependent, but we Europeans just love to imagine we can face alone China, get a super deal with Japan just before lunch and face out of wto trumps surprise tariffs before the match between Sevilla and Valencia. we are stupid like that, our populations still think these are the 1600s fun times

    • Tom de vries
      Tom de vries 10 months ago +3

      nexit, next, ditch and nether mind are better names but the netherlands won't leave because we depend on trade with Europe to exist please educate yourself before spewing nonsense

  • I knewit.
    I knewit. 11 months ago

    Because they are still planning on reversing Brexit.

    • TheWeeaboo
      TheWeeaboo 11 months ago

      Yeah, secretly so the populace doesn't really know/understand it. But too bad Englishmen, not even your own country agreed entirely and now they have to bite the dust. It's not even proper karma yet for taking away places such as New Amsterdam and South Africa. Especially the latter because today White Africans, better know as Afrikanners, are all pretty neglected by everyone. Not that the Dutch are innocent but the ones I speak all want to move to The Netherlands and not the UK. Well, if they have no other choice they will move to the UK. But the UK doesn't want them either.

  • JustinAkaDeadstuff
    JustinAkaDeadstuff 11 months ago +6

    Dont worry the netherlands is going to leave the eu soon

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 9 months ago

      With Mr Salvini for Germany is finished the time of supremacy in the Eu area, I think that italy will abandon the Euro currency like Poland or Sweden but will remain in the Eu market area and the only countries to have the Euro will be Germany and Holland

    • ger du
      ger du 9 months ago

      Sandro Dream it's the weather. Us Nordics cannot stand the sweltering heat south of Frankfurt.

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 9 months ago

      italy dont have any EU institution on his land and for a founding member of EU this is incredible !

    • Adam Hall
      Adam Hall 10 months ago +1

      I prefer the Africans from former Dutch colonies to racists like you who can't put a sentence of coherent English together.

    • ger du
      ger du 10 months ago

      JustinAkaDeadstuff hydrostatic equilibrium between water outside the seadikes and water entering thru rhine and meuse.
      It makes floating an atoll look easy.
      To be fair, some bits like southern Limburg may still be above the water in 100 years. Last time I checked it's ok for 1 million out of 16 mln people.
      The other 15 mln will have a bit of a problem.

  • Ad Lockhorst
    Ad Lockhorst 11 months ago +5

    Italy lost but is now trying to get EMA anyway ....

    • alechsander
      alechsander 4 months ago

      The Netherlands is one of the most corrupted country in the world, their business model is based on money laundering and tax evasion (helping big corporations to avoid their fair share of taxes). The Dutch dossier was completely fabricated, the "random" extraction was manipulated, the ballots were burnt. Dutch stealing cunts

    • alechsander
      alechsander 4 months ago

      well said

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 10 months ago

      sorry but I dont know english so I uses a google trsnlator. Lega is not fascist is much more federalist like Germany infact many italians from Lega party are of german descend, the Longobards....the real fascist party is Forza Nuova and Casapound but they lost arrived at 1% not enough to go in parlament
      pay attention to Lega and 5 stars movement they will change this financial europe wait and see Salvini is a bulldog he is not like Berlusconi the idiot or Renzi the traitor

    • Blah b
      Blah b 10 months ago

      +Sandro Dream
      Your barely literate insane rambling is quite difficult to follow.
      I believe you were saying the racist idiots of the Lega Nord separatist party were ever going to change anything....
      It's exactly that smallminded attitude why you barely matter in the EU. Think big.

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 10 months ago

      and btw where is the Palace that will ospitate EMA ? is not true that Holland falsified the dossier changing buildings and project ?

  • Colin Shaw
    Colin Shaw 11 months ago +15

    The fault for the loss of the EMA lies entirely with the British people themselves . They have voted to leave the EU so they have to stop complaining and live with the consequences .

    • Qwokka
      Qwokka 6 months ago

      oh hey, M F
      wanna cup of tea?
      So you can read on how the EU political system work and why, what you are saying, is not true :)

    • M F
      M F 11 months ago +2

      There is no EU. There is Berlin and Brussels. The rest of you are either too weak or too cowardly to challenge them. Do you think the final deal, should there be one - and personally I would prefer there not to be one - will be agreed by Dublin or Madrid or Bucharest? Once more you are the useful idiots for German expansionism.

  • Tony IN SOUTHWARK
    Tony IN SOUTHWARK 11 months ago +68

    As the UK is Leaving EU why should any EU agencies be based here? So the Dutch did not steal anything.

    • Miquel Canosa Santeularia
      Miquel Canosa Santeularia 6 days ago

      +Ad Lockhorst i would have prefer in barcelona though

    • Nash Nombre
      Nash Nombre 5 months ago

      Ad Lockhorst LOLL

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 9 months ago

      and Why France can have a second Parlamient in Strasbourg with big expenses to accomplish to french sciovinism ? and EBA why in France ? all agencies and Eu institutions are located in North Europe why Italy must stay in this fake European union ??? wait jus some week and Salvini the new govern of italy will broke this EU because this is not a real union ...another stupid thing Frontex agency in Poland ? hahahah where is the most important european frontier in Poland ? hahahaha

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 9 months ago

      Braun 30 then explain to me this: Why italy a founding member that pay every year to europe 20 Billions euroa and take back just 8 dont have any EU institution on his land and why there are other nations like Poland or Sweden that enjoy the benefits of EU area commerce but they are not constricted (after a short period) to adopt the Euro currency and they can mantain the control of their Central Bank and an own currency ?????
      and why Europe dont block clandestine migration directly in africa coast and isolate italy and Greece to spend over 5 Billions euros every year for this clandestine ???
      and why Germany can make this giant economic surpluss without redestribuite to other Euro partners his giant Surpluss ?

    • Sandro Dream
      Sandro Dream 9 months ago

      During the period 1987/1992 the lira was linked with SME an embryon of the Euro project and strange the italian economy was very bad during that period, after 1992 when the Lira exit out of the SME the italian economy increased his eonomy until 1999 when the Lira was again linked with a fixed exchange the starting of the Euro project ! coincidence ? I remember that with Lira italy surpasset UK too and become the 4th economic power and with an unemploy tax of 4% now with euro italy is declassed 8 or 9 world economy and an unemploy tax of over 12% ....

  • parkey107
    parkey107 11 months ago

    looks like greece is getting shafted again

    • Blah b
      Blah b 10 months ago

      The Greek bid was never serious competition for most countries. They were eliminated in the first round.
      Why Athens even believed they ever stood a chance is a mystery, they had nothing to offer.

    • jh5kl
      jh5kl 10 months ago

      by greeks themselves

  • mehblahmehblah
    mehblahmehblah 11 months ago

    Hahahaha love it

  • Marcin Cieslikowski
    Marcin Cieslikowski 11 months ago +1

    Great show Greg!!

  • qpae123
    qpae123 11 months ago +12

    Good Job ! Britain fire bombed my City in Romania during WW2 ! Almost killed my entire family . Good thing grandpa had a collection of mansions and they destroyed only two :)) Seeing other stealing from the Evil Island, makes me happy ! I feel revenged ! lmao I hope they will let UK butt naked just like they let us here after the war ! :)) PS: ''Brexit means Brexit ! '':)))

    • Blah b
      Blah b 10 months ago

      Was it GB's fault that you fought on the wrong side in the war? No, Romania decided to join the axis, nobody else did.

    • jh5kl
      jh5kl 10 months ago

      english, germanic people worst invention

    • jh5kl
      jh5kl 10 months ago

      and please lets not give in to italy and greece that want to turn Europe into middle east
      www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/12/italy-calls-for-eu-funding-to-be-cut-to-eastern-european-countri/

    • qpae123
      qpae123 11 months ago

      Fraser. I hope the brits will become as miserable as you, russian :)

    • qpae123
      qpae123 11 months ago

      Fraser . I am so happy to hear that all the trash from Romania and other places lives today in Britain . We have a saying here : '' Trash attracts other trash ! '' I hope you'll be flooded with trash from all over the World and get ruined and have m miserable lives ! PS: Have a great day , ''mate'' ! :))

  • nephilimcrt
    nephilimcrt 11 months ago +9

    When are you going to get rid of that bloody annoying 'newsroomnewsroomnewsroom' part? It makes me want to throw stuff at my screen.