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The surge of anti-EU, anti-euro and protest parties across Europe continues. Germany’s anti-euro Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is making headlines after winning 9.7% of votes in yesterday’s regional elections in Saxony and securing its first ever …

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Nigel Farage has managed to form a new Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in the European Parliament. The group comprises 48 MEPs from seven EU member states. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats and the Latvian Farmers’ Union both joined for…

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With the deadline for the registration of European Parliament political groups set to expire early next week (the European Parliament’s equivalent of a transfer window), even the moves of individual MEPs can be decisive.Nigel Farage suffered an unexpec…

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Now it’s official: Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star Movement will try to form an alliance with UKIP in the new European Parliament. Beppe Grillo launched an online survey of Five-Star members and activists on his blog yesterday, and 78% of votes we…

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Relations between Berlin and London are potentially about to become a lot more complicated.The Tories raised some eyebrows last week when they allowed the Finns Party and Danish People’s Party – two parties with controversial histories, but who, ac…

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Poll watchers in the last few years would have seen many polls showing a majority of Brits would vote ‘out’ in a referendum of the UK’s membership of the EU. In the last few months this trend has been slowly reversing, and a new Ipsos-MORI poll out tod…

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Belonging to a group in the European Parliament matters. Groups receive money on top of individual MEPs’ allowances and are given additional group staff. It also boosts chances of representation on committees (where EU laws are discussed and amended be…

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