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  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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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’...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. April 23, 2012

    Backlash against eurozone austerity

    A political backlash against fiscal austerity left mainstream French and Dutch politicians struggling on Monday to shore up...

  38. April 23, 2012

    Netherlands in turmoil after PM quits

    Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte tendered his resignation on Monday, plunging the country into political uncertainty as it...

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