Populism

Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election
Czech President Milos Zeman addresses the UN in 2017
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Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election

President rushed into intensive care following defeat of populist PM Andrej Babis
11 Oct 2021
Why the EU is facing a far-right fightback
Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini pictured in 2018
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the EU is facing a far-right fightback

Parties from 15 member states combine to challenge Brussels ‘superstate’
5 Jul 2021
How anti-LGBTQ+ laws made the EU more hawkish on Hungary
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
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How anti-LGBTQ+ laws made the EU more hawkish on Hungary

European leaders vow to bring the nation ‘to its knees’ over civil rights crackdown
29 Jun 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘elderly paying a price’ to stay Covid safe
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Instant Opinion: ‘elderly paying a price’ to stay Covid safe

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 23 October
23 Oct 2020
How populists are exploiting the spread of coronavirus
Coronavirus in Italy
In Depth

How populists are exploiting the spread of coronavirus

Right-wing politicians call for end of the ‘dogma of the open border’
27 Feb 2020
Brexit Party and Poland dash hopes of Eurosceptic bloc in EU
Matteo Salvini
In Brief

Brexit Party and Poland dash hopes of Eurosceptic bloc in EU

Differing priorities make collaboration among populist groups difficult
6 Jun 2019
What European election results mean for the rest of the EU
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What European election results mean for the rest of the EU

A populist surge fails to materialise as Greens and liberals make gains
28 May 2019

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Dutch populists win shock election
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Dutch populists win shock election

Anti-immigrant party wins most votes in parliamentary elections just days after Utrecht shooting
22 Mar 2019
Growing anti-vaccination movement linked to rise of populism
Child being vaccinated
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Growing anti-vaccination movement linked to rise of populism

Studies show diseases such as measles have soared in countries with strong populist parties
26 Feb 2019
Why France and Italy have fallen out
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Why France and Italy have fallen out

Relations between the two Western powers at lowest point since Second World War
11 Feb 2019
EU votes to freeze funds for ‘corrupt’ member states
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EU votes to freeze funds for ‘corrupt’ member states

MEPs back plans aimed at curbing EU states that undermine rule of law
18 Jan 2019
Inside Britain’s nationalist dark web
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Inside Britain’s nationalist dark web

Downing Street has set up special unit to monitor network of anonymous ‘news’ websites spreading populist messages
18 Dec 2018
Is Spain the next populist domino to fall?
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In Brief

Is Spain the next populist domino to fall?

Far-right party wins seats in regional election for first time since the death of Francisco Franco
4 Dec 2018
What is populism?
Rodrigo Duterte/Donald Trump
In Depth

What is populism?

The movement has swept the globe and dominated politics in recent years
30 Nov 2018
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