Geert Wilders

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Geert Wilders: The controversial Dutch politician goes walkabout in  Spijkenisse during the start of his far-right Freedom Party’s election campaign on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Koen Van Weel

Geert Wilders, the Netherlands’ anti-Muslim, anti-EU party leader, has promised to crack down on “Moroccan scum” who he said were making the streets u(...)

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 (...)

 Liffey Valley Shopping Centre:  it was to get about 22,000sq m (236,806sq m) extra  net retail space, on top of its existing 37,000sq m. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The owners of the other major shopping centres around Dublin were, we hear, whooping and hollering over the decision last week by An Bórd Pleanála to (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Less than two weeks shy of the anniversary of last year’s inconclusive general election, senior ministers are calling time on the lifespan of the Gove(...)

Romanian protesters turn on the lights of  mobile phones while standing under coloured papers during a protest in front of government headquarters in Bucharest on Sunday. Photograph: Mihai Barbu/EPA

The populism that is on the charge in the United States and much of Europe, putting pressure on the rule of law and civil society, has hit the buffer(...)

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 (...)

Party of Freedom  leader Geert Wilders  in Koblenz, Germany, last month. File photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders said on Sunday that promises by other parties not to work with him would be quickly forgotten if, as expect(...)

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(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel in front of “Banks of the Seine at Jeufosse, Autumn” by Claude Monet during the official opening of the Barberini museum in Potsdam, near Berlin, on Friday. Photograph: Bernd von Jutrczenka

As Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday, Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel’s verdict was summed up in one word: “breathtaking”. Not that she was refe(...)

Geert Wilders (Dutch PVV), Frauke Petry (AfD) and Marine Le Pen (French Front National) speak to the media during a conference of European right-wing parties on Saturday in Koblenz, Germany. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged European voters to follow the example of Americans and the British and “wake up” in 2017 at a meeting of (...)

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