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Latest update : 2014-02-03

Alain Lamassoure, Member of the European Parliament

In May, voters across the EU will elect 751 MEPs to the European Parliament. Recent polls suggest anti-EU populists of both the left and right could take up to 25% of the assembly's seats. France's Front National, the Dutch Freedom Party or the UK Independence Party all draw on anti-immigrant feeling and popular dissatisfaction towards the European Union.

How can mainstream parties respond to this tide of anti-European populism? Alain Lamassoure, a Member of the European Parliament and former French European Affairs Minister, discusses these issues with Christophe Robeet.
 

By Christophe ROBEET

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2014-08-18 South Sudan

Guillaume Foliot, Deputy Director, World Food Programme in Burma

To mark World Humanitarian Day, the deputy director of the World Food Programme in Burma, Guillaume Foliot, analyses the action taken by this UN agency. South Sudan, Syria, Iraq...

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2014-08-13 Kurdistan

Rick Brennan, Retired US Army officer

Rick Brennan is a retired US Army officer and senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He served as a senior civilian advisor to the military leadership in Iraq from...

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2014-08-09 Africa

Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa

The World Health Organization has declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa "an international health emergency". Officials say a co-ordinated international response is...

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2014-08-04 WWI centenary

Professor William Philpott, Military Historian at King's College London

One hundred years ago, over the course of a few fateful days in July and August 1914, the ruling monarchies of Europe plunged the continent into a war the likes of which had...

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2014-08-01 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel's US ambassador speaks to FRANCE 24

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip showed no sign of abating, FRANCE 24’s Washington correspondent Philip Crowther spoke to Ron Dermer, the...

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