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  1. June 24, 2014

    Le Pen fails to form EU political group

    France’s far right National Front has suffered a severe setback less than a month after surging to victory in the European...

  2. June 18, 2014

    Farage forms European bloc and secures funds of €14m

    Nigel Farage has secured up to €14m of EU taxpayers funding after the UK Independence party leader won enough allies in the...

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  1. June 9, 2014

    Marine Le Pen in dispute with father over anti-Semitism allegations

    A dispute over an apparent allusion to Nazi gas chambers has caused a public split between Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s...

  2. June 1, 2014

    Tony Blair to call for EU reform after election ‘wake-up’

    Tony Blair will on Monday call for Europe to reform itself after election victories for anti-EU parties across the continent...

  3. May 30, 2014

    European elections: Conscious uncoupling

    The languages were French and English, but on Sunday night it was one note of jubilant defiance that a duet of...

  4. May 28, 2014

    Berlin watches France’s eurosceptic upheaval with despair

    The victory of the far-right National Front (FN) in the French elections for the European Parliament is almost as much of a...

  5. May 28, 2014

    French police dismantle migrant camps in Calais

    Migrant camp dismantled French police backed by bulldozers moved on Wednesday to dismantle makeshift camps in the northern...

  6. May 27, 2014

    Fight on to be Brussels’ top eurosceptic

    Having trumped the political establishment in the UK and France in Sunday’s European elections, Nigel Farage and Marine Le...

  7. May 27, 2014

    Another funding scandal rocks Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party

    France’s centre-right UMP party has become embroiled in a fresh scandal over alleged illegal funding of former president...

  8. May 26, 2014

    Germany’s AfD offers talks with Tories

    Germany’s anti-euro party, Alternative für Deutschland, has pledged to try to co-operate with the British Tories and other...

  9. May 26, 2014

    Stark warning from Europe’s voters

    After five years of economic crisis, the 2014 elections to the European Parliament were always expected to produce victories...

  10. May 26, 2014

    Marine Le Pen sets her sights on France’s Elysée Palace

    It was no coincidence that Marine Le Pen celebrated the stunning victory won by her far-right National Front party in...

  11. The A-List

    May 26, 2014

    Time to grasp the nettle of European reform

    Mainstream politicians throughout Europe would be well advised to heed the warnings of Manuel Valls, the French prime...

  12. The World

    May 25, 2014

    An earthquake in Europe – but with limited damage

    No doubt about it, Sunday’s European parliament elections have produced a political tremblement de terre – an earthquake –...

  13. May 25, 2014

    Germany’s anti-euro parties gain ground but centre still holds

    Germany’s anti-euro party, Alternative für Deutschland, has established itself on the European stage by winning an expected...

  14. May 25, 2014

    Le Pen’s ‘earthquake’ to shake the EU and France

    The words “shock”, “earthquake” and “historic” flew around Paris on Sunday night as news broke that Marine Le Pen’s National...

  15. May 25, 2014

    Eurosceptics storm Brussels

    France’s far-right Front National stormed to victory in European elections on Sunday night, leading an unprecedented surge...

  16. May 22, 2014

    Sarkozy calls for EU shake-up to fend off populist threat

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, has made a last minute entry into the campaign for Sunday’s European...

  17. The World

    May 21, 2014

    Le Pen senior weighs into election with Ebola jibe

    Four days away from potentially her biggest election victory, Marine Le Pen (above) has had a sharp reminder of the biggest...

  18. May 14, 2014

    Victory for Le Pen will impose a heavy cost on Europe

    Could Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front beat all other French political parties in this month’s European elections?...

  19. May 13, 2014

    Marine Le Pen hits out at Nigel Farage

    Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front, has launched an outspoken attack on Nigel Farage for labelling her party...

  20. May 8, 2014

    Italy’s Beppe Grillo battles to sustain anti-establishment message

    Beppe Grillo, the crowd-pulling leader of Italy’s protest Five Star Movement, revels in his black humour and rouses...

  21. May 4, 2014

    Manuel Valls urges French voters to ‘fight the extremes’

    Manuel Valls, France’s new prime minister, has promised to lead a campaign against the far right in this month’s European...

  22. May 1, 2014

    Marine Le Pen launches European campaign with attack on EU

    Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front, heaped blame on the EU for everything from mass unemployment to the...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    April 22, 2014

    Femen's 'Fascist's epidemic' protest

    Lionel Bonaventure/AFP Activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen raise their fists during a “Fascist’s epidemic”...

  24. The World

    April 15, 2014

    Springtime in Paris fails to dispel clouds over Hollande

    François Hollande has had to get used to dismal opinion polls, but the latest one is about as bad as it gets for France’s...

  25. March 31, 2014

    Hollande launches reshuffle after poll blow

    The abrupt government reshuffle launched by French president François Hollande after his ruling Socialist party suffered a...

  26. March 30, 2014

    François Hollande poised to react to election blow

    French President François Hollande is expected to launch a rapid shake-up of his Socialist government following a second...

  27. March 28, 2014

    Fresh face of France’s far right battles to win Avignon

    Historic Avignon in the south of France, with its monumental papal palace and much sung-about old bridge, has suddenly...

  28. March 27, 2014

    François Hollande prepares response to poor election result

    A stinging blow for his ruling Socialist party and a surge in support for the far-right National Front in France’s local...

  29. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Wilders sparks backlash - even among his own supporters

    Until a week ago, it looked as if the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom party (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, might become the...

  30. March 24, 2014

    The dangerous rise of Marine Le Pen

    Twelve years ago Jean-Marie Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, stunned the French political...

  31. March 24, 2014

    Mainstream French parties split over how to fight far right

    France’s mainstream political parties are at loggerheads over how to react to surging support for the far right as an...

  32. March 24, 2014

    France’s National Front relishes election breakthrough

    A striking breakthrough in local elections by France’s National Front has raised the question of whether the far-right party...

  33. The A-List

    March 24, 2014

    French alienation, abstention and National Front success

    The English Channel narrowed a little overnight. The French woke up this morning to discover that they have been afflicted...

  34. March 23, 2014

    Hollande hit by National Front vote in municipal elections

    France’s far-right National Front (FN) stunned President François Hollande’s socialist government in nationwide municipal...

  35. March 20, 2014

    François Hollande braced for France municipal elections setback

    France’s socialist government has warned against advances by the far-right National Front as President François Hollande’s...

  36. March 19, 2014

    National Front aims for breakthrough in France’s local elections

    Francis Mouche, candidate for mayor for the far-right National Front in a town close to the southwestern French city of...

  37. February 16, 2014

    French opposition battles Hollande, the far right and itself

    Alain Juppé, former prime minister and one of France’s most senior centre-right politicians, has half an eye on running for...

  38. The World

    February 6, 2014

    What's the point of calling for a Nexit?

    Geert Wilders (Michel Porro/Getty Images) Beneath his populist rhetoric neither Geert Wilders, nor most supporters of his...

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