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Latest update : 2014-02-12

European elections: Populist parties ride eurosceptic wave

In May, voters across the EU will elect 751 MEPs to the European Parliament. Recent polls suggest anti-EU populists of the left and right could take up to 25% of the assembly's seats. As a new generation of populist politicians draws on anti-immigrant sentiment and popular dissatisfaction towards the EU and the euro, how can mainstream parties fight back?

Programme produced by Mary Colombel

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Chair, Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

Graham Watson

British MEP, Liberals and Democrats For Europe

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2016-12-03 Ukraine

Ukraine’s ex-prime minister: ‘Ukraine protects EU borders’

Three years have passed since the so-called Maidan protests in Ukraine – a period which saw the country rapidly divide itself on the issue of whether to strengthen its ties with...

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2016-12-03 far right

Extremist populist parties: What's the reason behind their rise?

Turning against traditional parties, voters are increasingly opting for the candidates and parties they perceive as outsiders. A fear of foreigners or doubts about economic...

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2016-11-27 European Union

Working lives: Who is happy across the EU and why?

In the EU, the expected duration of our working lives has increased by almost two years, according to recent statistics from Eurostat. A longer working life, then, but at what...

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2016-11-27 development

EU development aid: A tool to fix the migrant crisis?

The world faces an unprecedented flow of migrants. One out of every 113 people on earth is an asylum seeker, internally displaced person or a refugee, according to the United...

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2016-11-19 Germany

German MEP slams Trump's 'lies' on global warming

Rebecca Harms is a German MEP and Co-President of the Group of the Greens in the EU Parliament. Amid concern that US President-elect Donald Trump, a climate change denier, could...

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