The anti-establishment Five Star Movement, Italy's most popular political party, said yesterday (23 March) a referendum on the euro was not its top priority and that it hoped Europe would reform before a ballot could be arranged.
The Pulse of Europe initiative is trying, and succeeding, to get more people interested in European issues. Its founder, Daniel Röder, spoke to EURACTIV Germany about what could happen if France left the EU, populism and member state failures.
Exit polls showing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) far ahead of Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) were greeted with relief in Brussels yesterday night (15 March), amid fears of a surge in populism in Europe, with elections in France and Germany still to come in 2017.
Hackers supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today (15 March) defaced Twitter accounts of top individuals and institutions with Nazi jibes, as the EU hit back at Ankara's behaviour in an escalating crisis.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan prompted a fresh outcry in The Netherlands yesterday (14 February) with a jibe about the Srebrenica massacre, warning of retaliation in a spiralling diplomatic crisis.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte clashed with his main rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders on Monday (13 March), as they laid out starkly opposing visions of their country's future in an election campaign now consumed by a diplomatic row with Turkey.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called the Netherlands a 'Nazi remnant' and said the country should face sanctions for barring Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam, fuelling a row over Ankara's political campaigning abroad.
Poland warned fellow European Union leaders yesterday (9 March) that their decision to reappoint former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their summits was a step toward the disintegration of the 28-member bloc.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said yesterday (9 March) he would not welcome the Turkish foreign minister to the Netherlands if he was coming to solicit the votes of local Turks in a constitutional referendum that could give more power to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Poland's mainstream parties are increasingly out of tune with voters, according to a new survey. Unsurprisingly, the most popular ones hail from the far right, and, unfortunately, own the youth vote, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.
Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta told an audience in Malta on Monday (27 February) that if the leader of the Front National wins the French elections, it would be "game over" for the EU. But there is a silver lining.
Hungary has begun building a second line of fence along its southern border with Serbia, a government spokesman said on Monday (27 February), a move likely to exacerbate criticism from some of the country's European Union partners.
With the polls narrowing and one of her main rivals embroiled in an expenses scandal, far-right leader Marine Le Pen could feasibly become French president in May, senior politicians and commentators say.
Brexit was the trigger for a group of students to start a communication project called WhyEurope, based on what they call “positive populism”. Now they want to use their skills in the lead up to the Dutch and French elections.
French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting on Tuesday (21 February) with Lebanon's grand mufti, its top cleric for Sunni Muslims, after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter.
Austria's coalition government approved new employment rules today (21 February) to ensure workers already in the country are given priority for new jobs over potential immigrants from other EU states in an attempt to halt an increase in unemployment.
Campaigning for the Dutch election kicks off today (15 February) with anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders frontrunner in a vote that will test the anti-establishment sentiment that swept Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump into the White House.