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Europe and the Rise of the Far-Right: Historic Inroads for Eurosceptics

In France, the far-right did more than finish first in European elections, it garnered just under 25% of the vote. The eurosceptics of UKIP in Britain fared even better, securing close to 28%. The far-right came tops in Denmark, too. Why did so many vote for anti-EU parties like the National Front? What policy is needed for a Europe that's reeling from austerity? And what about its place on the world stage?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Philip CORDERY

French MP, Socialist Party

Felix MARQUARDT

Founder, Marquardt & Marquardt

Laurent PINSOLLE

Spokesperson, "Debout la République" (neo-Gaullist party)

Elie HATEM

Professor at the Free Faculty of Law in Paris

Jim SHIELDS

Political scientist, author of "The Extreme Right in France: From Pétain to Le Pen"

Steven WOOLFE

UKIP Member of the European Parliament

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