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Dutch Elections: Pyrrhic Victory As Mainstream Party Clings to Power

Wednesday’s Dutch general election saw a collapse of support for mainstream parties including the conservatives (VVD) and their coalition partners, Labour, but not enough to hand victory to insurgent movements like Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom (PVV). After polls closed

Geert Wilders

Dutch Voters Head to the Polls as Populism Rises Across Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch voters cast ballots Wednesday at polling booths across the nation in parliamentary elections that are being closely watched as a possible indicator of the strength of populism ahead of national votes in France and Germany later this year.

Jean-Claude Juncker

EU Commission Denies Juncker Will Step Down in Weeks

The European Commission has denied claims its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, could stand down in weeks, as reports emerge he is about to launch a controversial new push for more European Union (EU) integration.