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Global Europe 16-05-2018

EU still seeking June deal on refugee plan, says bloc’s migration chief

The EU is still hoping to convince Hungary and Poland to sign up to an elusive agreement on migration and refugee resettlement, the bloc’s Migration commissioner has said.
Future EU 09-04-2018

Orbán wins legitimacy to continue challenging Brussels

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán won a third straight term in power in Sunday elections (8 April) after his anti-immigration campaign message secured a strong majority for his party in parliament, granting him two-thirds of seats based on preliminary results.

Hungarian MEP: Orbán targets Soros because he is ‘the perfect enemy’

The Hungarian government found the perfect enemy it was looking for in George Soros and is using him to promote its “hate propaganda” ahead of the upcoming national election, Hungarian MEP Péter Niedermüller told EURACTIV.com
Elections 08-12-2017

Italy’s far-right attacks newspaper premises as ‘black wave’ continues

A group of far-right activists attacked Italy’s La Repubblica newsroom with smoke bombs on Wednesday (6 December), in the latest of a series of violent episodes by neo-fascist groups who say they are waging "a political war".
Global Europe 18-09-2017

Andrew Geddes: Shifting attitudes to migration starts with trusted political leaders

Ahead of the launch of the Observatory of Public Attitudes to migration, its director Andrew Geddes tells EURACTIV that a better understanding of attitudes can help craft informed policy debates and shift public attitudes on migration.
Elections 26-05-2017

Slovak prosecutor moves to ban far-right party

Slovakia’s prosecutor general has asked the Supreme Court to ban a far-right party, branding it an extremist group whose activities violate the constitution. EURACTIV Slovakia reports.
Politics 22-02-2017

The Brief: Britain is not ready to take back control of its borders

Taking back control of Britain’s borders is not going to be as simple as painting a slogan on the side of a big, red bus.
Elections 15-02-2017

Anti-Islam Wilders frontrunner as Dutch election campaign begins

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.
Security 21-12-2016

Czech finance minister blames Merkel’s migration policy for Berlin attack

Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel bore responsibility for the attack on a Berlin Christmas market and that migrants had "no place" in Europe.
Marine Le Pen
Elections 28-11-2016

Can conservative Fillon keep France’s far-right at bay?

Francois Fillon, having clinched the presidential nomination for the right-wing Republicains party, will now join a far bigger battle for the future of France, the European Union and mainstream politics in the West.
Brexit 05-10-2016

New UKIP leader Diane James quits after 18 days

Outgoing UK Independence Party leader Diane James was at the helm for just 18 days before resigning yesterday (4 October) - following a leadership battle won with her reputation for tough professionalism.
Brexit 06-09-2016

Brexit minister jeered in parliament

Britain's Brexit minister was jeered in parliament yesterday (5 September) as he attempted to explain the government's negotiating position on what exiting the EU would entail.
Elections 05-09-2016

Merkel beaten into third place in home state election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were beaten into third place by the anti-immigrant and anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in a north-eastern state election on Sunday, TV exit polls showed.
Brexit 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.
Elections 28-04-2016

AfD readies for congress, banks on Islamophobia

Germany's right-wing populist AfD (Alternative for Germany) plans to adopt an anti-Islamic manifesto at a weekend party congress, emboldened by the rise of European anti-migrant groups like Austria's Freedom Party.

Aping Wilders, Dutch government harshens asylum rules

As Europe grapples with its biggest wave of migration since World War Two, the Netherlands is about to toughen its asylum policy by cutting off food and shelter for people who fail to qualify as refugees.

Merkel condemns ‘disgusting’ violence against refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government spoke out on Monday (24 August) against violent protests against asylum seekers in the eastern German town of Heidenau over the weekend.

10 years after Katrina, Austria faces its own storm over bungled refugee response

Immigrant-bashing politicians are making enormous capital out of Austria's refugee crisis. The Hurricane Katrina tragedy offers voters important lessons that can help prevent the scapegoating of migrants, writes Timothy Spence.
20-08-2015

Poll: Far-right party now biggest in Sweden

For the first time, the far-right Sweden Democrats are the biggest party in Sweden. According to a Yougov poll commisioned by Metro, the extremists would receive 25.2% of the vote if there was an election today, ahead of the governing centre-left Social Democrats, at 23.4%.
Development Policy 10-08-2015

Italy to receive most EU funding for migrant crisis

The European Commission today approved €2.4 of aid over six years for countries including Greece and Italy that have struggled to cope with a surge in numbers of immigrants.
Brexit 21-05-2015

Migration to UK reaches highest level since 2005

Net migration to Britain reached 318,000 in 2014, its highest level since 2005, official data showed on Thursday, a political setback for Prime Minister David Cameron who has pledged to reduce the figure to less than 100,000 annually.
Brexit 21-05-2015

Leading MEP makes fun of Farage

A top European lawmaker on Wednesday poked fun at Britain's chief eurosceptic Nigel Farage for losing his bid for a parliamentary seat in his home country but keeping his in Strasbourg.

Hungary’s Orbán angers EU over death penalty, migrants

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán angered EU lawmakers and officials Tuesday (19 May) by insisting that Budapest had the right to debate closing the door to migrants and reintroducing the death penalty.
Panhandler

Sweden sees explosion in beggars from EU countries

A survey by broadcaster SVT shows that the number of EU migrants begging in Sweden has doubled in one year, to 4,000, primarily from Bulgaria and Romania. This is in spite of negotiations on migrants Sweden initiated with Romania last year.