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 Dutch PVV party leader Geert Wilders: claims new station will provide an  important antidote to the “big fake news factory” of current broadcasting. Photograph:  Sander Koning

The Netherlands is to get a new television channel and radio airtime dedicated to the politics of the far right and supported by the country’s two hig(...)

Blue mosque:  imam Yassin Elforkani says his request for the call to prayer was “to normalise Islam in this beautiful world city”.

In a 21st-century answer to a proposal with its roots in the seventh century, Amsterdam has rejected a plan by a prominent mosque to become the first (...)

The head of Austria’s Green Party Werner Kogler points at a placard that reads “We only borrowed the Earth from our children” after the first exit polls in Vienna. Photograph: Alex Lalada/AFP/Getty

Supporters of Austria’s far-right populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) have attacked their former leader for a series of scandals that saw a collapse in suppo(...)

 Sebastian Kurz, leader of Austrian People’s Party, addresses his supporters at an election party in Vienna. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz is heading back to power in Vienna, finishing well ahead in Sunday’s snap election after a slide in suppor(...)

A woman wearing Islamic dress in Rotterdam: along with  Amsterdam and Utrecht, the city plans to ignore application of the burka ban. Photograph: Robin Utrecht

The Netherlands on Thursday became the sixth EU country to introduce a prohibition on face-covering in public buildings – in other words, a burka ban (...)

A burka ban – first proposed in 2010 – is scheduled to come into effect in The Netherlands on Thursday, August 1st. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP

Two days before it even comes into effect, the Netherlands’ new “burka ban” has been rendered largely unworkable by operational decisions by police an(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: His Liberals have the support of centre-right allies, the Christian Democrats, and three right-wing parties, Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party, the Forum for Democracy and the Calvinist party, SGP. Photograph: Bertrand Guay

Five parties in the Dutch parliament, including prime minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals, have come together in support of a controversial motion that wou(...)

Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party ended up in tenth place in the recent Euro elections.  His party ended up an excruciating two places behind Party for the Animals. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

As he cosied up to Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini at a rally in Milan just days before the EU elections last month, one wonders if Dutch far-right l(...)

 Tom Van Grieken, president of the far-right Flemish separatist party Vlaams Belang, leaves after a meeting with Belgium’s King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw – RC1323AA10E0/Reuters

Belgium’s King Philippe has started the rounds again, party by party, to broker what will inevitably be a most peculiar new governing coalition. If ev(...)

Emmanuel Macron built a winning presidential campaign on outright repudiation of far-right demands, positioning himself as an ardent advocate for European integration and liberal values. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

In almost 40 years as leader of the Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen encountered several centre-right leaders who believed the best way to fend off t(...)

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