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Geert Wilders says if he wins the popular vote and is excluded from government it will be patently undemocratic. Photograph: Martijn Beekman /AFP/Getty Images

The most depressing thing about the controversial suggestion by Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte recently that immigrants who no longer like living in (...)

Geert Wilders: along with Mark Rutte, he said he would take part in the RTL programme if no more than four party leaders participated. Photograph: Remlo de Waal/AFP/Getty

In a sign of increasing nervousness in the run-up to the Dutch general election, the prime minister, Mark Rutte, and his far-right challenger, Geert (...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte  at the EU summit in  Malta: in   close race with far-right leader Geert Wilders. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

The Dutch are to turn back the clock almost a decade and count votes in their March general election by hand. This comes after a warning from the nat(...)

Former Dutch Labour leader Diederik Samsom (left) with prime minister Mark Rutte.  Mr Samson was ousted as s party leader last month and has resigned from parliament. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

If one Dutch MP symbolises his country’s political turbulence over the past four years, it is former Labour golden boy Diederik Samsom, the green ene(...)

Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, rescue a boy from the rubble following a reported barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nairab neighbourhood of Aleppo on November 24th. Photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

“Their world is crumbling. Ours is being built.” Donald Trump had won, and Florian Philippot was exultant. Their world, as the vice-president of Fran(...)

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders responded to the German Christmas market attack by tweeting a grisly, faked picture of Angela Merkel’s suppos(...)

Geert Wilders: The controversial politician could see his ultra-nationalist Freedom Party win up to 37 seats in the Dutch parliament, according to end-of-year polls. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

A new poll of polls in the Netherlands indicates that far-right leader Geert Wilders has consolidated his popularity since his conviction a fortnight (...)

PVV leader Geert Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination at a rally in 2014 when he asked the crowd whether they wanted ‘more or less Moroccans’ in the country. Photograph: Michael Kooren/ Reuters

It’s market day in Almere, a Dutch town 30km east of Amsterdam. The central square is packed with shoppers, as locals stock up on the assortment of fr(...)

Image of Dutch populist anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders taken from his video: judges found  that  for a politician to be found guilty of such socially “polarising” crimes should be punishment enough. Photograph; AP

In electoral terms, the greatest gift the judges at his “hate speech” trial could have given Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders on Friday would hav(...)

An election party for Alexander Van der Bellen, who defeated the Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer to become Austria’s  president. Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

The sighs of relief around Europe were long and deep when Austria opted to reject the far-right, political extremist for president. For about 20 minut(...)

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