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(...)

German chancellor  Angela Merkel: credits her first coalition with getting Germany through the crisis. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

With Ireland’s Civil War political model dying and the search on for a successor, our European neighbours offer interesting political alternatives. I(...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders, who said it would be good for Europe and America if Donald Trump became the next US president. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has said he hopes Donald Trump will become the next president of the United States – because it would be “g(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  The  “mini Schengen” plan of cutting back the borderless zone to just five countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Austria – was being discussed before the Paris attacks. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/EPA

It’s a sign of how fractious the European debate over the future of Schengen has become that the only coherent proposal this weekend is one f(...)

Inhabitants react during a council meeting about the arrival of refugees in their town Steenbergen, The Netherlands  . Photograph:  Robert Vos/AFP/Getty Images

So vicious has the debate over the increasing number of refugees arriving in the Netherlands become – with one politician being sent a bullet in the(...)

Austrian Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner: Hinted at an early election. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Europe’s refugee crisis has begun to weigh on Vienna’s ruling coalition government, which is struggling with the rise and rise of the far-right opposi(...)

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(...)