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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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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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If you want to get a sense of how badly the latest French local elections went for President François Hollande, have a look at today’s front page of left-leaning French daily Libération: The headline means ‘The punishment’, and it summarises the…

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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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