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EU Parliament Boss Under Fire For Praising Mussolini

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani apologized Thursday for remarks interpreted as praise for Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and insisted he is “a committed anti-fascist.”

President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani stands as MP's observe a minute of silence in memory of murdered Maltese journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG (Photo …

Catalonia’s Fugitive Ex-President to Run for European Parliament

MADRID (AP) – A political group that wants Catalonia to break away from Spain and become an independent country says the region’s former president is running for a seat in the European Parliament even though the Spanish government considers him a fugitive.

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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 …