European elections

What is behind the EU election’s ‘green wave’?
Flags of DIe Linke, Buendnis 90 / DIe Gruenen and of Europe. On 19.05.2019 some 20.000 people joined a demonstration for solidarity in Europe and against nationalism in Munich. (Photo by Alex
In Brief

What is behind the EU election’s ‘green wave’?

Europe’s Green parties surged unexpectedly in last week’s elections, squeezing the centre and confronting the populist nationalists
29 May 2019
Angela Merkel warns against populism and anti-Semitism
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 14 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during an event marking the 70th anniversary of the German Basic Law (Grundgesetz) in Berlin, Germany on May 14, 2
In Depth

Angela Merkel warns against populism and anti-Semitism

Speaking to CNN in the aftermath of the EU elections, the 'leader of the free world' addressed intolerance abroad, and racism at home
29 May 2019
Was Labour right to expel Alastair Campbell?
Alastair Campbell
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Was Labour right to expel Alastair Campbell?

Former spin doctor is ousted for voting Lib Dem in the European elections
28 May 2019
What European election results mean for the rest of the EU
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In Brief

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
European elections 2019: the post-mortem begins
Nigel Farage Brexit Party
In Brief

European elections 2019: the post-mortem begins

Labour and Tories face calls to ditch compromise Brexit after unashamedly pro and anti-Brexit parties draw supporters
28 May 2019
Thierry Baudet: the Dutch nationalist making waves in Europe
Thierry Baudet
In Depth

Thierry Baudet: the Dutch nationalist making waves in Europe

The controversial candidate’s Forum for Democracy (FvD) is on course to be largest Dutch party at this week’s European elections
23 May 2019
How to vote in the European elections in the UK today
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In Depth

How to vote in the European elections in the UK today

Whether you’ve had enough of Brexit or want to support Farage, here’s how to have your say
23 May 2019

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European elections: how the vote works
European elections ballot paper
In Depth

European elections: how the vote works

If ballot papers for this election seem longer than usual, that’s because they are
22 May 2019
European elections: the reasons to vote tomorrow
Theresa May
In Depth

European elections: the reasons to vote tomorrow

The poll is considered to be first real indication of public reaction to the ongoing Brexit chaos
22 May 2019
Where does Brexit Party funding come from?
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In Brief

Where does Brexit Party funding come from?

Nigel Farage insists new party does not accept foreign currency as Electoral Commission opens investigation
22 May 2019
European parliamentary elections: a guide to the UK parties
Nigel Farage
In Depth

European parliamentary elections: a guide to the UK parties

Nigel Farage set for second consecutive victory on 23 May
21 May 2019
Austria’s ‘Ibiza scandal’, explained
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In Brief

Austria’s ‘Ibiza scandal’, explained

Sting operation on far-right leader leaves Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s coalition dreams in tatters
21 May 2019
What do MEPs do and how much do they earn?
Nigel Farage watching the World Cup in Brussels
In Depth

What do MEPs do and how much do they earn?

Three years after Brexit referendum, UK’s Members of the European Parliament to take up their seats this summer
20 May 2019
Today’s front pages: child hunger, torture and tainted blood
Today's newspaper front pages
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Today’s front pages: child hunger, torture and tainted blood

A round-up of headlines in UK newspapers on 20 May
20 May 2019
European election polls: now the Lib Dems overtake Labour
SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, SCOTLAND - MAY 16: Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable, Sheila Ritchie, Scottish Liberal Democrats European elections candidate and Christine Jardine MP, join Lib Dem Europ
In Depth

European election polls: now the Lib Dems overtake Labour

With the Brexit Party and Lib Dems potentially the biggest winners, this weeks vote looks ever more like a referendum on Brexit
20 May 2019
Orban meets Trump - the ramifications for Europe
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Orban meets Trump - the ramifications for Europe

Steve Bannon once described Victor Orban as 'Trump before Trump' - as the two meet, what does this mean for Europe?
15 May 2019
Brexit Party overtakes Tories in national poll
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In Brief

Brexit Party overtakes Tories in national poll

On course for a thumping victory at European elections, Nigel Farage’s new party could become third biggest at a general election
13 May 2019
Nigel Farage demands future role in EU talks
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In Brief

Nigel Farage demands future role in EU talks

Former UKIP leader says victory for Brexit Party at European elections would send clear message about direction of Britain’s withdrawal
8 May 2019
What is the European Parliament and what does it do?
European flags fly in front of the European Parliament
In Depth

What is the European Parliament and what does it do?

Next month’s elections could have profound implications for the future of the EU
18 Apr 2019
Front pages: Notre Dame fire, Boeing reform and EU elections
Notre Dame fire
In Depth

Front pages: Notre Dame fire, Boeing reform and EU elections

A round up of the headlines from UK and international newspapers on 17 April
17 Apr 2019
Labour on course to sweep European elections
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In Brief

Labour on course to sweep European elections

First poll puts Labour way ahead with Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party main beneficiary of anger at Tories handling of Brexit
11 Apr 2019
EU leaders use Brexit to warn of populist threat
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In Brief

EU leaders use Brexit to warn of populist threat

Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron warn against influence of hostile foreign forces ahead of European Parliament elections
6 Mar 2019
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
Nigel Farage: five things we learned from his wife Kirsten
Nigel Farage poses with a pint
In Depth

Nigel Farage: five things we learned from his wife Kirsten

UKIP leader 'drinks and smokes too much' and is virtually computer illiterate, according to his wife
27 May 2014
Europe responds: what next for the EU?
European flags fly in front of the European Parliament
In Depth

Europe responds: what next for the EU?

National leaders struggle to square anti-EU sentiment with the need for a concerted response
27 May 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip: Ten best responses to the hijacked hashtag
Twitter page
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#WhyImVotingUkip: Ten best responses to the hijacked hashtag

Ukip's social media campaign overrun with jokes after launching #WhyImVotingUkip hashtag
22 May 2014
EU immigration: 27% surge hands Ukip election day bonus
The Mole
In Depth

EU immigration: 27% surge hands Ukip election day bonus

Latest figures make nonsense of Cameron's pledge to reduce net immigration to under 100,000 a year
22 May 2014
ELECTIONS: What the parties have to say for themselves
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In Depth

ELECTIONS: What the parties have to say for themselves

Upcoming vote will give people a chance to make their feelings clear about the EU and immigration
22 May 2014
UKIP BLOW: Asian 'rising star' quits over 'racism'
Former chair of Ukip's London youth wing, Sanya-Jeet Thandi
In Brief

UKIP BLOW: Asian 'rising star' quits over 'racism'

Ukip 'rising star' says party is 'exploiting the stupidity of ignorant anti-immigrant voters'
14 May 2014
UKIP SURGE: Nick Clegg faces wipeout in EU vote
The Mole
In Depth

UKIP SURGE: Nick Clegg faces wipeout in EU vote

And Labour peer warns that Miliband will suffer too if he doesn't address working-class voters' concerns
28 Apr 2014
UKIP DEBATE: Are Euro-election posters racist?
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UKIP DEBATE: Are Euro-election posters racist?

Debate rages over Ukip’s anti-EU election posters: are they racist or do they tell the truth?
22 Apr 2014
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