European polls and politics

As voters go to the polls in elections to the European Parliament, the fallout from the scandal over Austria’s far-right Freedom party leader highlights the threat of Europe’s populists. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis.

No breakthrough is likely for insurgent radicals in EU elections 

Disappointment with the chancellor in Paris is giving way to fear over what comes next

Mainstream parties should be alert to the risks of sharing power with populists

Sebastian Kurz’s ruling coalition has been blown apart

His party has dominated the European election campaign with clarity of purpose

Victory for Nigel Farage in the European elections could complicate appointments

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz should have reined in coalition partners