Iam the child of refugees. My parents came to the UK to escape Hitler. Their arrival saved their lives. More passionate patriots cannot be imagined. I(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday about the migration crisis. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

Yesterday’s debate in the National Assembly regarding Europe’s migration crisis was surprisingly tepid, considering that immigration is the most explo(...)

François Hollande: “My responsibility is to make sure that we are as well informed as possible of the threats against our country.” Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

France will on Tuesday begin reconnaissance flights over territory held by Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria, with a view to subsequent bombing rai(...)

Far-right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen’s new party will be called “Blue-White-Red Rally” after the colours of the French flag. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the expelled founder of France’s National Front (FN), launched a new party on Saturday, adding fuel to a family feud that has dogge(...)

French Far-Right Front National co-founder Jean-Marie Le Pen arrives for a news briefing at the end of a hearing of the executive committee of the party at their headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris, August 20th, 2015. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Jean-Marie Le Pen, a co-founder of France’s far-right National Front, was expelled from the party on Thursday after he repeatedly angered its current(...)

A challenge for Europe

It took the deaths of 800 refugees in a single incident in the Mediterranean, last April, to spur European leaders into action. But while they promise(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen: his daughter sought to prevent him from tarnishing her bid for power as she looks to France’s 2017 presidential election. Photograph: Alain  Jocard /AFP/Getty

A French court on Tuesday blocked French National Front leader Marine Le Pen’s efforts to strip her father Jean-Marie Le Pen of the title of honorary (...)

Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is facing prosecution for allegedly inciting hatred. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

The mayor of Rotterdam – the only immigrant Muslim mayor of a major European city – has challenged right-wing politician Geert Wilders to spell out ho(...)

A eurosceptic implosion

The crisis affecting Europe’s single currency has been a boon to Eurosceptic parties across the continent, as voters have become disenchanted with the(...)

Historic Catholic cathedral  Notre Dame de Paris: the controversy over using French churches as mosques is polarising politicians, intellectuals and media

The conservative weekly Valeurs Actuelles blames Dalil Boubakeur, rector of Paris’s Grand Mosque and president of the French Council of Muslims, for t(...)