Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (right) with Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak in The Hague last month. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

The first political poll in the Netherlands since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month shows overwhelming pu(...)

Architect Daniel Libeskind (left) presents a model of the Holocaust Names Monument to Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan at the town hall of Amsterdam. The memorial that will bear the names of all the Dutch Holocaust victims. Photograph: Remko de Waal/EPA

After European elections that raised the ugly spectre of anti-Semitism in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has announced a major new Holocaust memorial –(...)

France’s far right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen hugs her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, France’s National Front political party founder, during a campaign rally. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

A dispute over an apparent allusion to Nazi gas chambers has caused a public split between Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front (FN), and (...)

While it may not seem like it as he bathes in the reflected glory of Marine Le Pen’s historic 25 per cent share of the French vote, in his home country Geert Wilders has gone from heading the polls to trailing in them in the space of just three months. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The Dutch are a commonsense people, so they were surprised last week when, having consigned Geert Wilders to third place in the European elections (...)

Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front political party head, and Dutch far-right Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders (R) address a joint news conference at the European Parliament in Brussels Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

National Front leader Marine Le Pen pledged today to block any moves to increase European federalism in the European Parliament, as the leader made a (...)

 A projection shows an estimation of seats in the European parliament on giant screen at EU parliament during elections evening in Brussels this evening.  Photograph: EPA

Exit polls show a surge in support for far right Eurosceptics in European Parliament elections. After four days of voting by an electorate with more t(...)

Angela Merkel’s CDU comfortably topped the poll in Germany, but the rise of AfD is an indication of the shifting political ground in Europe. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/EPA

European citizens went to the polls this weekend for the first time since the full scale of the financial crisis became apparent. The result wa(...)

Far-right politician Geert Wilders: floundered in the wake of three solidly pro-Europe parties. Photograph: Michael Kooren

Geert Wilders’s aim of positioning himself at the heart of a pan-European right-wing alliance lies in tatters this weekend after the Dutch electora(...)

The leader of Britain’s United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage (R), holds a pint as he stands with a supporter at the Hoy and Helmet pub in South Benfleet, southern England. Britain’s anti-EU party UKIP made strong gains in local elections in England, siphoning support from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives as it capitalized on discontent about immigration and mainstream politics. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters 1:12

Britain’s Eurosceptic UK Independence Party made strong gains but their Dutch counterparts stumbled as more countries voted on Friday in European Parl(...)

Austrian Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache, a tanned and charismatic rhetorican and protegé of the late Jörg Haider, he views the  poll as a protest vote against the left-right grand coalition government. Photograph: Reuters

While the rest of Austria celebrates Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win, the sound of music in the Salzburg beer hall has a minor, Eurosceptic key. In th(...)