Germany, Italy and Poland have far more influence over EU legislation than France or the UK, which suffer from the lack of involvement of many of their MEPs. But three women preserve France’s dignity. EURACTIV France reports.
French newspaper Libération has teamed up with the Jean Jaurès foundation, a think tank, and the communications agency Netscouade to launch an observatory of the National Front, to look into the reasons behind the party’s growth and recent success. EURACTIV France reports.
As though on cue, Israelis are always quick to offer advice to Western allies following an Islamist terrorist attack. After Nice, EURACTIV.com News Editor Joel Schalit muses on why they do it, and what can be really learned from Israel.
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU has catapulted the question of EU membership to the forefront of France’s 2017 presidential election campaign, with the right and extreme right leading calls for a referendum. EURACTIV France reports.
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).
Nearly half of Austrian voters ended up voting for far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer, showing that European right-wing populism's time in the sun is far from over. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
EXCLUSIVE / Extreme-right MEPs in the Europe of Freedom and Nations group have cost EU taxpayers more than an estimated €1 million a month since the European Parliament alliance was formed almost a year ago.
Nearly half of voters in eight big European Union countries want to be able to vote on whether to remain members of the bloc, just as Britons will in a referendum next month, according to an opinion poll published on Monday (9 May).
The National Front has moved to block any strengthening of the rules regarding the employment of MEPs’ assistants, even as the party is being investigated for abusing EU funds. EURACTIV France reports.
The leader of the official pro-Brexit campaign has asked the British Home Secretary to ban Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French National Front, from entering the United Kingdom. EURACTIV France reports.
The French extreme right party has denounced tax evasion in the European Parliament, but several of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s close contacts have been implicated in the Panama Papers. EURACTIV France reports.
Charged with libel for comments about Qatar, the MEP and vice president of the French National Front has had his parliamentary immunity confirmed by a vote this afternoon (Tuesday 2 February). EURACTIV France reports.
The French regional election campaigns were fought largely on national issues, which has given the mainstream parties a foretaste of the battle to come in the presidential 2017 elections. EURACTIV France reports.
The extreme right party collected 6.8 million votes in Sunday's regional elections (13 December). With 27.39% of all votes cast, it beat its performance in the 2014 European elections by 2%. EURACTIV France reports.
After the French regional elections last Sunday (13 December), the National Front’s leader will have to answer to accusations of voting fraud in the European Parliament, according to information acquired by the French daily Les Échos.
The main groups in the European Parliament have rejected a proposal from the French National Front to ban a bee-killing pesticide, in an attempt to shut the extreme right out of the legislative process. EURACTIV France reports.
The French National Front has punished Jean-Marie Le Pen for describing the gas chambers of the Holocaust as a "detail" of history, but enforcing discipline among their European Parliament allies could prove harmful to their fledgling political group. EURACTIV France reports.
The leader of the National Front participated in her first Conference of the Presidents of the European Parliament this Monday (29 June). The meeting was marked by a heated exchange between Marine Le Pen and Juncker. EURACTIV France reports.