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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(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne greet King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands as they arrive for a wreath laying ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin during the royal couple’s visit to Ireland. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

For the Irishman in Europe from the 1970s to the 1990s, these were familiar experiences: Ireland was mainly seen through the twin prisms of terrorism (...)

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(...)

A view of the inside of the European Parliament hemicycle where journalists  attended the European elections results in the European Parliament in Brussels on Sunday. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

In European politics, this is an age of fragmentation. A trend that has been underway in EU member states for almost a decade – the decline, and in so(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

 Members of the Labour Party  of EU commissioner Frans Timmermans celebrate on Thursday in The Hague after the release of exit polls in the European Parliament elections. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

The Labour Party of EU commissioner Frans Timmermans on Thursday won a surprise victory in the Dutch election for the European Parliament, an exit pol(...)

Portrait of Dutch far-right Forum for Democracy (FvD) party’s Thierry Baudet beside alcohol bottles at a provincial elections party electoral gathering in Zeist. Photograph:  Bart Maat/ANP/AFP

Spin is always fascinating to observe, but to read about the Netherlands in the European Parliament’s Spring Eurobarometer survey, which provides a sn(...)

Liberal Party leader Mark Rutte had promised a burqa ban to persuade his far-right nemesis Geert Wilders to support a minority Liberal-Christian Democrat coalition government. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP/Getty Images

There was a time when the Council of State in the Netherlands – founded in 1531 to advise governments and ensure their policies were in line with the (...)

Italian deputy premier  Matteo Salvini will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan next week. Photograph: Claudio Peri/ EPA

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of its far-right League party, will host a gathering of European far-right parties in Milan n(...)

Jimmie Akesson, leader of Sweden Democrats, reacts during the party’s election night event in Stockholm on Sunday. Photograph: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg

Is the glass half-full or half-empty? It’s a question prompted by almost every European election of the past two years – a period that has seen the po(...)

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