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Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front political party head, and Dutch far-right Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders (R) address a joint news conference at the European Parliament in Brussels Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

National Front leader Marine Le Pen pledged today to block any moves to increase European federalism in the European Parliament, as the leader made a (...)

 A projection shows an estimation of seats in the European parliament on giant screen at EU parliament during elections evening in Brussels this evening.  Photograph: EPA

Exit polls show a surge in support for far right Eurosceptics in European Parliament elections. After four days of voting by an electorate with more t(...)

Angela Merkel’s CDU comfortably topped the poll in Germany, but the rise of AfD is an indication of the shifting political ground in Europe. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/EPA

European citizens went to the polls this weekend for the first time since the full scale of the financial crisis became apparent. The result wa(...)

Far-right politician Geert Wilders: floundered in the wake of three solidly pro-Europe parties. Photograph: Michael Kooren

Geert Wilders’s aim of positioning himself at the heart of a pan-European right-wing alliance lies in tatters this weekend after the Dutch electora(...)

The leader of Britain’s United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage (R), holds a pint as he stands with a supporter at the Hoy and Helmet pub in South Benfleet, southern England. Britain’s anti-EU party UKIP made strong gains in local elections in England, siphoning support from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives as it capitalized on discontent about immigration and mainstream politics. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Britain’s Eurosceptic UK Independence Party made strong gains but their Dutch counterparts stumbled as more countries voted on Friday in European Parl(...)

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(...)

Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders on the campaign trail ahead of the European elections in Amsterdam. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA

IT was extraordinary timing by the Dutch government last Thursday when it revealed – just one week from the European elections­– that the number of re(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage joins Ukip MLA David McNarry for a pint at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Industry lobbyists fear the rise of protest parties and anti-EU rebels in European elections threatens to leave them, and the businesses they represen(...)

‘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(...)

Labour party European election candidates Emer Costello,  Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins today at the launch of the party’s Local and European election campaign at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, the Labour director of elections, and  Tánaiste and party leader  Eamon Gilmore.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted his leadership of the Labour Party is not on the line in the local and European elections next month. At a rally t(...)

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