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    1. December 18, 2014

      Geert Wilders charged over anti-Moroccan remarks

      The controversial Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has been charged with discrimination and encouraging hatred...

    2. September 21, 2014

      Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

      The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

    1. 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...

    2. May 23, 2014

      The Netherlands’ Geert Wilders admits campaign disappointment

      Geert Wilders, the far-right populist who promised to help lead a continent-wide anti-EU insurgency, has expressed...

    3. May 19, 2014

      Wilders says he has already won power – even before EU election

      Geert Wilders, the leader of the Netherlands’ Freedom party, claimed he had already succeeded at reshaping his nation’s...

    4. 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...

    5. February 14, 2014

      Europe’s far-right parties seek Swiss-style immigration curbs

      At least a half-dozen far-right European populist parties, some of them leading in national polling, have seized on last...

    6. February 6, 2014

      Wilders makes his case for ‘Nexit’

      If one were asked to draw up a list of single-currency members that have struggled most since the start of the eurozone...

    7. 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...

    8. February 6, 2014

      Geert Wilders outlines case for a Dutch ‘Nexit’ from the EU

      Geert Wilders, leader of the far-right Freedom Party (PVV) that is leading in Dutch polls for May’s European parliament...

    9. December 13, 2013

      Globalisation is turning the west against its elites

      A new alliance is being forged between Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen to fight what the Dutch populist calls “this monster...

    10. The World

      November 18, 2013

      Smart reads November 18, 2013

      By Luisa Frey ♦ The Indonesian province of Aceh, devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, has become a model for...

    11. November 14, 2013

      Europe’s far right prepares for battle

      Next May, some 390m people will be eligible to vote in elections for the European parliament. The most vexed question at...

    12. November 13, 2013

      Wilders and Le Pen join forces against Brussels

      Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, two of Europe’s best-known far-right leaders, vowed to fight side by side in a coalition of...

    13. November 13, 2013

      Racist portrayal of French minister sparks outrage

      France’s increasingly assertive extreme right has provoked new outrage with the publication on Wednesday of a magazine cover...

    14. October 15, 2013

      Europe: United by hostility

      The political romance between two of Europe’s best-known rightwing leaders blossomed at a Paris restaurant in April. Geert...

    15. May 31, 2013

      ‘Birds’ and ‘Borgman’ signal sea change in Dutch culture

      Dutch artists won no top prizes this month at either the Cannes film festival or the Eurovision song contest – but you would...

    16. April 29, 2013

      Global Insight: House of Orange thrives amid Dutch anti-elitism

      For over a decade, Dutch politics have been roiled by waves of populist anger, with politicians such as the late Pim Fortuyn...

    17. April 26, 2013

      The Beatrix factor

      In the spring of 1980, all the schoolchildren in the small Dutch town where I lived were taken to the town hall and taught...

    18. March 6, 2013

      Dutch support for EU referendum

      Dutch lawmakers have been forced to debate a referendum on any further transfers of power to the EU after a citizens’...

    19. January 14, 2013

      Cameron wagers on Dutch support

      If David Cameron is hoping for an enthusiastic reception from his Dutch hosts for his plans to take powers back from...

    20. November 29, 2012

      Dutch PM calls on EU to review its powers

      The EU should carry out a review of its powers and consider returning some of them to its member states, according to Mark...

    21. October 29, 2012

      Dutch left and right agree coalition

      The centre-right Liberal and centre-left Labour parties, who fought each other to a standstill in the Netherlands’ elections...

    22. September 14, 2012

      Eurozone officials on winning streak

      In the more than two years the eurozone crisis has rocked the global economy, leaders have repeatedly seen their...

    23. September 13, 2012

      EU relieved by Dutch election result

      The outcome of elections in the Netherlands was greeted with relief elsewhere in Europe as an unexpected vote of confidence...

    24. The World

      September 13, 2012

      Pragmatism beats ideology at Dutch ballot box

      Mark Rutte. Photo Reuters By Matthew Steinglass in Amsterdam Wednesday’s Dutch election overturned myriad assumptions, as...

    25. The World

      September 13, 2012

      The centre holds in Europe

      The results of the Dutch elections cap off a good week for the euro. First, the ECB promises potentially “unlimited” bond...

    26. September 12, 2012

      Centre left has momentum in Dutch poll

      Dutch voters went to the polls on Wednesday with the centre-left Labour party and the centre-right Liberals locked...

    27. September 11, 2012

      Dutch veer towards centre on eve of poll

      Ever since the conservative Dutch government collapsed in the spring over EU-mandated budget cuts, observers have expected...

    28. September 11, 2012

      Dutch poll to test depth of euro anger

      The Netherlands faces a cliffhanger election on Wednesday, with anxiety over the euro crisis and the dismantling of the...

    29. September 7, 2012

      Rutte caught in euro pincer attack

      For the past year and a half, Mark Rutte, the Netherlands’ prime minister and leader of the Liberal party, has displayed a...

    30. September 3, 2012

      Dutch centre-left gain ground in polls

      Dutch elections next week have been widely expected to confirm a continuing European trend as voters, angered by budget cuts...

    31. August 27, 2012

      Dutch rightwinger turns fire on euro

      The Dutch far-right populist Geert Wilders kicked off his general election campaign with one of the fire-breathing speeches...

    32. July 3, 2012

      Rift opens in Dutch far right

      Geert Wilders, the Dutch far-right, anti-Muslim politician announced a campaign platform on Tuesday that shifts his focus to...

    33. May 24, 2012

      Dutch vote to ratify rescue fund

      The Dutch parliament voted two to one on Thursday to ratify the permanent European financial rescue fund, but the...

    34. May 14, 2012

      Dutch austerity consensus unravels

      With a threat to “smash” his erstwhile coalition allies on the far right, the Netherlands’ Liberal leader has revealed deep...

    35. April 27, 2012

      Dutch approve Brussels-compliant budget

      The Netherlands has bucked the trend of Europe-wide resistance to EU austerity demands by sending a budget-cutting plan to...

    36. April 24, 2012

      Dutch fight over how deep to cut

      The fall of the Netherlands' government over the weekend after budget-cut negotiations collapsed has been widely taken as a...

    37. April 24, 2012

      Netherlands vows to meet EU budget target

      Jan Kees de Jager, the Dutch finance minister, insisted on Tuesday he would meet a European Commission deadline of April 30...

    38. April 23, 2012

      Europe must confront crisis of legitimacy

      In Europe’s comforting crisis narrative, the financial crash of 2008 was imported from the US, a land of reckless alpha...

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