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Latest update : 2014-05-27

Europe and the Rise of the Far-Right: Historic Inroads for Eurosceptics (part 2)

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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2017-02-23 Donald Trump

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Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is that...

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2017-02-21 North Korea

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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