In one European state after another, it would appear, the successive crises, both economic and identity, that have shaken the EU over the last eight y(...)

A British government leaflet about the EU referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

It is hard to get a positive answer these days when you ask people a question about the EU, no matter what the question. The Dutch referendum last wee(...)

First vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans (L) casts his vote in the Dutch referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine in Heerlen. Voters rejected the treaty by a 64-36 margin. Photograph: Marcel van Hoorn/Getty Images

Dutch voters have overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty on closer political and economic ties, in a rebuke to their government and (...)

First vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans casting his vote in the Dutch referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Photograph: AFP Photo/Marcel van Hoorn

The Netherlands became the latest country to go to the ballot box on EU-related matters as Dutch citizens voted in a referendum on a proposed trade de(...)

 Commuters wait at  a voting tent  at the Central Station in Utrecht,  Netherlands,  April 6th, 2016, for the Dutch referendum on  the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Photograph: Bas Czerwinski/EPA

The outcome of a non-binding Dutch referendum on broader European Union ties with Ukraine was too close to call on Wednesday, with a vital turnout thr(...)

Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders: said that if a bullet came “from the left”,  he would know where it came from. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Right-wing politician Geert Wilders has been described as “a threat to democracy and the rule of law” in the Netherlands after calling for “resistance(...)

Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan, who has said two sexual assaults in the city in the past six months ‘appear’ to have involved asylum seekers. Photograph:  ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

In a telling illustration of how European sensitivities have changed since the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne, the mayor of Amsterdam felt obliged (...)

Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party: it would “not be long” before the Netherlands faced Cologne-style “group attacks” on women. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Two dead pigs have been removed by police from the site of a proposed centre for 500 refugees in the south of the Netherlands – the second time that p(...)

Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders: his comments led to a record 6,400 complaints to the police. Photograph: AFP/ ANP/Martijn Beekman

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has been given a date of March 18th for his second trial for inciting racism and hatred – at a time when his(...)

Dutch right-wing anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders:  warned that Dutch workers faced being priced out of their jobs. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

It’s an indication of the enormous gap between perception and reality when it comes to potentially explosive issues such as immigration that a new su(...)