European Parliament elections

Orban Looks To Salvini Alliance After EPP Suspension

Following the suspension of his Fidesz party from the European People’s Party group, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has set his sights on an alliance with Italian populist Interior minister Matteo Salvini. Prime Minister Orban spoke of the Italian populist coalition government

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini (R) and Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban share a light moment as they address a press conference following a meeting in Milan on August 28, 2018. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Orbán Party Suspended from Conservative EU Parliament Group

Fidesz, the party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has been suspended from the European People’s Party (EPP) group after complaints about the “anti-EU” rhetoric of their campaign for the upcoming European Parliament elections. Members of the EPP voted on Wednesday to suspend Fidesz, despite

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Merkel Successor Rebuffs Macron’s EU Vision

The successor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision of the European Union (EU), rejecting a more centralised EU.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 7: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Angela Merkel (R) react after after Kamp-Karrenbauer received the most votes to become the next leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) at a federal congress of the CDU on December 7, 2018 in Hamburg, German Chancellor and leader of the German …

EU Elections ‘Last Chance to End Nationalist Nightmare’ – Verhofstadt

This year’s EU election will be the “last chance” to kill populism, Guy Verhofstadt has warned, calling for sovereignty-destroying “reform” which would transfer national powers to Brussels. In an interview with five influential establishment newspapers from across the continent on

Top candidate of Liberals (ALDE) Guy Verhofstadt delivers a speech on April 30, 2014 during an UDI / MODEM campaign meeting in Lyon for the European election. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Swedish Populists Set to Double European Parliament Vote

The populist Sweden Democrats look set to double their vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections as leader Jimmie Åkesson has rejected all calls for allowing returning Islamic State members back into the country.

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Farage: Viktor Orbán ‘Represents the Future of Europe’

Brexit architect Nigel Farage has said that Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán represents “the future of Europe” and predicted the EU will become more focused on nationhood, rejecting the domination of Brussels.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - FEBRUARY 17: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks to the media with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Parliament on February 17, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Putin is in Budapest on a one-day visit, his first visit to an EU-member country since he attended ceremonies marking the 70th …