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28/07/2016

Austria’s close shave with the extreme right

Topic: populism


Global Europe 22-07-2016

Trump’s NATO remarks rattle US establishment, allies

Foreign policy experts warned that the suggestion by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that he might abandon NATO's pledge to automatically defend all alliance members could destroy the organization and invite Russian aggression.
Euro & Finance 14-07-2016

The threat of populism must be a non-issue in decision to fine Portugal and Spain

Stability and Growth Pact rules must be applied to the letter if the eurozone is to keep any kind of credibility. Populism must not be used as an excuse to reward irresponsible budgetary policies, argues Friedrich Heinemann.
Future EU 12-07-2016

Boschi: Italian constitutional reform and EU reform are equally needed

On a visit to Brussels, Italy's Maria Elena Boschi received a show of support from the major political groups in the European Parliament and from the Commission, ahead of the do-or-die referendum in October on constitutional reform.
UK & Europe 12-07-2016

Cameron leaves legacy of failure

David Cameron's political epitaph was carved in stone when he resigned the morning after Britons voted to quit the European Union.
UK & Europe 08-07-2016

Vaughan: Labour MEPs want to continue work until UK leaves, 'if it leaves'

Despite the vote on 23 June, British Labour MEPs want to continue having a full and active role in the European Parliament. “We want to continue as much as we can until we leave, if we do leave," Derek Vaughan told EurActiv Poland.
Future EU 08-07-2016

Dutch far-right MP to push 'Nexit' despite Brexit woes

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders vowed Thursday (7 July) to press ahead with his hoped-for referendum to leave the EU despite the Brexit turmoil, and to close the Netherlands' borders to Muslim immigrants.
Elections 07-07-2016

Italy's 5 Star Movement overtakes Renzi's Democrats in opinion polls

Fresh from its successes in last month's local ballots, the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement (M5S) is now Italy's most popular party and would easily win if a national election were held today, three opinion polls showed this week.
UK & Europe 05-07-2016

Brexit: Our interdependent world needs cooperative, international politics

A return to nationalism and protectionism will not help in answering the challenges of globalisation, argues Luís Miguel Poiares Maduro.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Post-Brexit EU must fight the descent into populism

The forces that led to Brexit are not unique to the UK. Europeans must react against populism, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and "post-truth" politics before the EU's values become a thing of the past, writes James Sibley.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Survey: One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad

One fifth of British business leaders are considering moving operations abroad after the country's shock decision to leave the EU, according to a survey from a leading business lobby group.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

EPP vice-chair: 'We have to be firm with the UK - no rotating presidency'

France should renegotiate the UK's Calais border deal, and Britain should miss out on the revolving Council presidency in late 2017, says Françoise Grossetête. EurActiv France reports.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Trump hails Brexit vote on visit to Scotland

Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" as he arrived in Scotland on Friday on his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Jean-Marie Le Pen told to repay €320,000 to European Parliament

The European Parliament is demanding the repayment of €320,000 from MEP Jean-Marie Le Pen over a salary it believes was wrongly paid out to a parliamentary assistant, sources said on Wednesday (22 June).
Euro & Finance 22-06-2016

Italy’s 5 Star Movement wants euro referendum

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star movement, buoyed by its big gains in local elections, used its resurgent strength to press demands for a national a referendum on whether to keep the euro.
UK & Europe 21-06-2016

Tannock: Mozambican migrants can vote in the UK referendum, but my Slovak wife can’t

The UK referendum on Europe is heavily stacked in favour of the Brexiteers, MEP Charles Tannock told EurActiv Slovakia in an exclusive interview.
UK & Europe 17-06-2016

US group: Alleged killer of British MP was neo-Nazi supporter

The alleged killer of British lawmaker Jo Cox was a "dedicated supporter" of a neo-Nazi group based in the United States, a civil rights group reported Thursday (16 June).

AfD lashes out at Özil

His national credentials are indisputable. Named ‘best German abroad’ in January by football tabloid Kicker, it was the fifth such crowning for the Ruhr-born midfielder, following four consecutive years as Germany’s player of the year.
Elections 03-06-2016

Hungarian far-right no longer anti-EU: Jobbik wants to transform it

Hungary's far-right says it no longer wants to leave the European Union as the migration crisis is offering populist parties, in resurgence across the continent, a chance to "transform" the bloc.

Poland shrugs off EU warning

Poland downplayed the EU's unprecedented warning on Thursday (2 June) to the country's right-wing government to respect the rule of law, or face punitive measures. EurActiv Poland reports.
02-06-2016

Hungarian police secure refugee camp, block protesters from leaving

Hungarian police secured a fenced-in refugee processing centre near the Serbian border on Wednesday (1 June) to block about 300 protesting refugees from marching to Budapest, police said in a statement.
Global Europe 01-06-2016

Worries mount as Slovakia prepares for EU presidency

The rotating presidency of the EU falls to Slovakia in July. But the latest pronouncements on Islam by Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico have caused widespread indignation. EurActiv France reports.
Global Europe 30-05-2016

Hollande, Merkel call for European unity at Verdun centenary

French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed yesterday (29 May) for Europe to unite to face its current challenges as they marked the 100th anniversary of Verdun, the longest battle of World War I.

The AfD's 'perjury' problem

Sometimes an accusation is all that’s required. Under investigation on Wednesday (25 May) for lying under oath to the Saxon state parliament, for Frauke Petry’s critics the allegation could not have been more apt. Suspected of covering up loans made to her Alternative fuer Deutschland party, the right-wing politician could face up to five years in prison for perjury.
Elections 24-05-2016

Austria's close shave with the extreme right

Austria's next President, the Green-backed independent Alexander Van de Bellen, edged out FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer in a tight second round vote, which saw one of Europe’s strongest nationalist parties triumph in rural areas and among male voters. EurActiv France reports.