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Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands’s Party for Freedom, and far-right leader Marine Le Pen of France, address a news conference in The Hague today. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/Reuters

Two of Europe’s most high-profile right-wing leaders, Marine le Pen and Geert Wilders, finally went public today and announced the birth of a “histori(...)

Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right National Front political party leader, said she felt “uneasy” watching the arrival in France of four freed French hostages   because they wore beards and desert headscarves. Photograph: Reuters/Vincent Kessler

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen provoked an uproar yesterday when she appeared to suggest that four French hostages who were freed on Tuesd(...)

 French National Front leader Marine Le Pen:   If François Hollande faced Le Pen in the 2017 runoff for the presidency, some conservatives predict the right would vote massively for Le Pen. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Marine Le Pen, president of France? It may sound far-fetched, but a victory by the leader of the extreme right-wing National Front (FN) is a frequent (...)

 National Front party candidate Laurent Lopez gives a thumbs-up after winning the second round of the local byelection in Brignoles, France, yesterday. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

France’s anti-euro National Front won a local byelection in the country’s south, riding on the discontent with François Hollande’s Socialist presidenc(...)

Deputy mayor of Paris  Anne Hidalgo:  “We must continue to fight the National Front. It is an extreme right-wing party, which I consider a danger to democracy.” Photograph: Gonzalo  Fuentes/Reuters

The ruling Socialist Party has reacted with alarm to the strong showing by the extreme right-wing National Front (FN) in a byelection in southern Fran(...)

 Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

A row has broken out over four MPs of Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party who wore badges in the Dutch parliament this week featuring a well-known neo-Nazi (...)

AfD top candidate Bernd Lucke addressing the media – formed less than six months ago, the Eurosceptic party polled an impressive 4.8 per cent. Phtograph: Reuters

All eyes were on Berlin this week as Europe awaited the outcome of what is widely regarded as the most significant European political event this year.(...)

Marine Le Pen: “I note that immunity is maintained for deputies who put their hand in the till, but not for political opinions.” Photograph: Vincent Kessler /Reuters

The European Parliament yesterday lifted the immunity of the leader of the National Front (FN) and MEP Marine Le Pen, so she can be prosecuted in Fran(...)

French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault: “We believe in Europe, but we are not the yes men of Europe,” he said. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Relations between Paris and José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, continued to deteriorate yesterday when prime minister Jea(...)

Left-wing militants pay tribute to Clement Meric, who was attacked by skinheads on Thursday in Paris, France. Meric was reportedly left brain dead after a fight with skinheads thought to be associated with a small far-right group. Photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

rIn just three days, Clément Méric’s baby face has become the ubiquitous symbol of the low-grade civil war between extreme left and right in France. M(...)

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