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Jean-Claude Juncker, European Peoples’ Party group candidate designate for the presidency of the European Commission (left) and Nigel Farage, chairman of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group of the European Parliament, in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

Six weeks ago French prime minister Manuel Valls described the European elections as a “political earthquake” after anti-EU parties topped the poll(...)

Golden Dawn supporters in a rally outside the Greek parliament earlier this month. Greece was the only “bailout” country where the far-right made a breakthrough, the committe heard. EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Media coverage of the European elections overstated the emergence of a “broad sweep of far-right parties rising across Europe”, a Trinity College Dub(...)

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen and Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has failed in her bid to form a political group in the European Parliament, having been unable to gain the requ(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  with European Stability Mechanism managing director Klaus Regling prior to the Luxembourg EU euro group finance ministers’ meeting at EU headquarters in Luxembourg. Photograph: EPA/Nicolas Bouvy

There is growing expectation that Jean-Claude Juncker will be named as the next president of the European Commission at next week’s summit of EU le(...)

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 police car passes in front of the headquarters of France’s centre-right UMP political party in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau

The implosion of French political life precipitated by the victory of the far right-wing National Front (FN) in Sunday’s European elections continued (...)

Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front political party leader, reacts to results after the polls closed in the European Parliament elections.  Photograph: Remy de la Mauviniere/AP

National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen inherited her father Jean-Marie’s self-assurance, deep voice, and the way he throws back his head and guffaws(...)

Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front political party head, reacts to results after the polls closed in the European Parliament elections at the party’s headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The extreme right-wing, europhobic National Front (FN) won the European elections in France with an estimated 25.4 per cent of the vote, according to (...)

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(...)

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