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Future EU 24-02-2017

WhyEurope: ‘Brexit was the trigger. We had to do something’

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.

Global Europe 14-02-2017

Farage disparages Muslim immigration, says Europeans agree

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage expressed anger at the European Union in a heated debate this morning (14 February). Farage stated that leaders are ignoring the true wishes of Europeans.
Protest against Trump policy in Brussels
Global Europe 30-01-2017

Muslim ban protest in Brussels

A diverse crowd gathered in the freezing rain on Monday afternoon (30 January) at the Bourse, the Brussels Stock Exchange, to protest US President Trump’s Muslim ban.
Nigel Farage
Future EU 14-09-2016

Brexit battlers Farage and Verhofstadt butt heads at State of the Union speech

The European Parliament's Brexit point man Guy Verhofstadt today (14 September) clashed with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the debate after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union speech.
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Brexit 22-04-2014

Commission on UKIP Campaign Posters

The European Commission commented on UKIP's election campaign posters on Tuedsday, saying "in general, we urge all responsible politicians to stick to the facts rather than pander to peoples prejudices".
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Reding: “Freedom of Movement is non-negotiable”

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said on Wednesday that freedom of movement within the EU is 'non-negotiable'. The comments come after UK's Prime Minister David Cameron wrote in the Financial Times that he will announce a crackdown on European Union immigration rules, vowing to deport vagrants, restrict the right of foreign nationals to social benefits and call for new rules to stop “vast migrations” of Romanians and Bulgarians.
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Economy & Jobs 29-01-2013

Political extremism on the rise ahead of 2014 elections, EC says

Only days after former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi praised the actions of ex-dictator Benito Mussolini, the European Union has warned that violent extremism in on the rise across Europe and it's becoming a serious security threat. 'Not since World War II have extremist and populist forces had so much influence on national parliaments as they have today', said EU commissioner for Home Affairs cecilia Malmstrom.