Estonia apologises after far-right minister taunts Finnish PM as ‘sales girl’

By |december 17th, 2019|EKRE, Estonia, far right, Finland, Kaja Kallas, Kersti Kaljulaid, News, Sanna Marin|

Estonia apologised to Finland on Monday (16 December) after Estonia's interior minister mocked Finland's new prime minister -- the world's youngest-serving government leader -- as "a sales girl" and questioned her ability to run the Nordic country.

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Socialists and Podemos reach deal for a ‘progressive’ government in Spain

By |november 12th, 2019|Catalonia, far right, News, Pablo Iglesias, Pedro Sanchez, Podemos, PSOE, Spain|

Spain's ruling Socialists and the far-left Unidas Podemos have reached an agreement for a “progressive” government after Sunday's general elections, acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and the leader of Unidas Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, announced on Tuesday (12 November).

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Spain’s far right doubles seats in hung parliament, difficult talks ahead

By |november 11th, 2019|Catalan independence, Ciudadanos, far right, News, Pablo Casado, Pablo Iglesias, Partido Popular, Pedro Sanchez, Podemos, PSOE, Spanish elections, Vox|

Spain's far-right Vox party more than doubled its number of lawmakers in the country's fourth national election in four years on Sunday (10 November), which delivered a deeply fragmented parliament, setting the stage for very difficult government negot...

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Spain’s election candidates clash over Catalonia in TV debate

By |november 5th, 2019|Catalonia independence, Ciudadanos, far right, News, Pablo Casado, Pablo Iglesias, Partido Popular, Pedro Sanchez, Podemos, PSOE, Spanish elections, Vox|

The main candidates to become Spain's next prime minister clashed on Monday (4 November) over how to handle Catalonia's independence drive, in a tense TV debate ahead of a repeat election that opinion polls show could be as inconclusive as the one in A...

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Italy’s Salvini set for victory in Umbria local vote

By |oktober 28th, 2019|anti-immigration, far right, italian elections, Lega, Matteo Salvini, News|

A right-wing coalition is set for victory in an election on Sunday (27 October) in the central Italian region of Umbria, according to an exit poll, giving a boost to Matteo Salvini's League party.

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Schinas puts up good performance, but MEPs want ‘European Way of Life’ title ditched

By |oktober 4th, 2019|far right, Margaritis Schinas, News, Von der Leyen Commission|

Margaritis Schinas put in a very good performance in his European Parliament hearing on Thursday (3 October), but liberal and socialist MEPs called for his title of Commission Vice President for ‘Protecting our European Way of Life’ to be scrapped because of its "toxic" far-right connotations.

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Austria, Russia keep in step ahead of polls

By |september 27th, 2019|Austrian elections, far right, FPO, Karin Kneissl, News, Russia, Sebastian Kurz, Vladimir Putin|

As Austrians go to the polls Sunday (29 September), one image that stands out from the last right-wing administration is that of the foreign minister dancing with Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding, causing widespread derision in the small...

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Le Pen hails EU ‘way of life’ job as victory on path to Élysée

By |september 16th, 2019|far right, French elections, Marine Le Pen, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

French far-right opposition leader Marine Le Pen waded into controversy over the appointment of an EU Commissioner for "protecting the European way of life", endorsing a move that has stoked concern about rising populism across the continent.

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Future coalitions in Germany to be ‘more fragile than ever before’, says AfD

By |september 3rd, 2019|Alternative for Germany, Brandenburg, coalition talks, far right, German grand coalition, German Greens, German state elections, Germany, Jörg Meuthen, News, Sachsen, Saxony|

Elections in Saxony and Brandenburg have changed the balance of power in these states. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has recorded significant gains, while the more traditional parties (CDU and SPD) continue losing ground. EURACTIV Germany...

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Faced with ‘dogmatic’ EU, Switzerland may turn to UK on research cooperation

By |september 2nd, 2019|Brexit, EFTA, EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, far right, Guy Parmelin, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, research, Science, Swiss elections, trade, United Kingdom|

Switzerland is unlikely to strike a deal with the European Union this year over a stalled partnership treaty, its economy minister said, extending an impasse that has hurt bilateral ties and disrupted cross-border share trading.

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