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 (...)

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(...)

‘Marine Le Pen and  Geert Wilders recently have agreed to form a continental anti-European alliance aimed at wrecking the EU from within.’ Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

As we cast our ballots in the European elections in 20 days’ time the chances are that most of us will not be asking ourselves the question “whither E(...)

 Dutch Party for Freedom  leader Geert Wilders in a bid to rouse the crowd,  turned to a reliable old bogeyman, Moroccan immigrants. Photograph: EPA

Has Geert Wilders finally gone a step too far? That’s the question that has riveted the Netherlands since the right-wing leader led a crowd of (...)

A passenger boarding a bus departing for western Europe at the central bus station in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Thursday. A survey in the Netherlands has found that six out of ten Dutch voters believe there are already “too many” immigrants from eastern Europe in the country. Photograph: Vassil Donev/ EPA

A new survey shows the traditionally liberal Dutch becoming increasingly right-wing on immigration, with almost two-thirds of the population of the(...)

Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands’s Party for Freedom, and far-right leader Marine Le Pen of France, address a news conference in The Hague today. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

Two of Europe’s most high-profile right-wing leaders, Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders, finally went public today and announced the birth of a “histori(...)

 Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

A row has broken out over four MPs of Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party who wore badges in the Dutch parliament this week featuring a well-known neo-Nazi (...)

Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann. He ran a campaign calling for a €1,500 minimum monthly wage, tax cuts for lower earners and wealth taxes. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian voters are likely to return their little-loved grand coalition when they go to the polls to elect a new government tomorrow.Austrian chancell(...)

Frank Stronach: his party has declared war on “the system”.

  The ballroom chandeliers dim, a man in lederhosen bounces onstage and launches into a frenetic, Falco-inspired rap with an English-la(...)

 Geert Wilders: As  he reinvents himself as champion of the Dutch “squeezed middle”, he claims it is the government’s “subservience” to Brussels which is causing damage to the country’s social fabric. Photograph: Koen van Weel/AP

It was an extraordinarily uncharacteristic outburst from smiling Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte last year, when he snarled at right-wing leader Geert(...)