French far-right leader says EU vote a referendum on Macron

Europe 05/24/19, 11:20

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says that the nation's European Parliament elections amount to the referendum the "French asked for but didn't get."Le Pen said before a final rally Friday that President Emmanuel Macron's party "must not be first ...

Poland’s Kaczynski says Le Pen’s party ‘linked to Moscow’

Europe 05/22/19, 05:04

The powerful leader of Poland's nationalist ruling party says that political groups in some European Union states, including Marine Le Pen's party in France, are "obviously linked to Moscow and receive its support."Jaroslaw Kaczynski's comment in an interview published Wednesday ...

France’s Macron accuses Bannon, Russians of eroding Europe

Europe 05/21/19, 02:57

French President Emmanuel Macron is accusing former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union. The centrist French leader said in an interview with French regional newspapers published Tuesday that Europeans "should ...

France’s Le Pen predicts historic vote for populist parties

Europe 05/18/19, 04:21

The leader of France's far-right National Rally is predicting that a group of like-minded right-wing populists will achieve "an historic feat" in next week's Europe-wide elections.Marine Le Pen is joining leaders of other nationalist parties Saturday in Italy for a ...

Struggling Macron pleads for stronger Europe before EU vote

Europe 05/16/19, 09:55

Ahead of important European elections, French President Emmanuel Macron is pleading for a stronger Europe to stand up to U.S. and Chinese dominance.Macron expressed concern Thursday about the rise of extremist views, saying "if you fragment Europe, there is no ...

Interview: EU elections could be boon for conservatives

Europe 05/15/19, 02:06

The European Parliament is expected to be a different legislature after next week's election and leading Czech conservative lawmaker Jan Zahradil is hoping that voters embrace the idea of a scaled-back European Union.Zahradil is a moderate critic of the bloc, ...

Far-right leaders rally in Bulgaria ahead of EU elections

Europe 05/03/19, 20:01

Far-right party leaders have accused the European Union of promoting migration policies that aim to destroy the values of EU member nations.Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Rally, and Gerolf Annemans, president of the EU parliament's Movement for a ...

Danish lawmaker: euroskeptic EU alliance can have influence

Europe 04/26/19, 07:36

A senior member of a Danish anti-immigration populist party says he hopes a new right-wing alliance "can have real influence on European policy for the first time ever" before next month's European Parliament elections.Soeren Espersen, deputy leader of the euroskeptic ...

Europe’s far-right leaders campaign in Prague for EU vote

Europe 04/25/19, 14:11

Europe's far-right political leaders campaigned Thursday in Prague, calling migration and Islam major threats to Europe as they sought to rally support ahead of the European Parliament elections next month.Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Rally party and ...

Italy’s Salvini forming alliance of far-right parties

Europe 04/08/19, 03:15

Italy's hard-line vice premier is meeting with like-minded leaders of European right-wing party as he seeks to form a broad alliance ahead of the European elections next month.Matteo Salvini of the the anti-migrant League says that the coalition that he ...

Italy’s Salvini, France’s Le Pen cement ties before EU vote

Europe 04/05/19, 05:25

Italy's hard-line interior minister and France's far-right leader are cementing their longtime alliance ahead of Europe-wide elections next month and said they will press for like-minded candidates in Europe to join their "family."Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen discussed work, ...

Macron’s pro-EU party kicks off European Parliament campaign

Europe 03/30/19, 04:02

With Brexit looming and nationalism rising, French President Emmanuel Macron's pro-EU party is launching its campaign for the European Parliament elections.The centrist Republic on the Move party and allies are holding a rally Saturday in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers. ...

French far-right EU candidate says his party equals progress

Europe 02/20/19, 12:43

The top French far-right candidate in European parliamentary elections says that his party epitomizes progress with its return to an emphasis on protectionism.Jordan Bardella, 23, hopes to be the youngest lawmaker in the EU parliament after elections in May. Along ...

Italy’s Salvini lashes out at Macron as ‘terrible president’

Europe 01/22/19, 14:55

Italy's interior minister on Tuesday called the French leader Emmanuel Macron "a terrible president," in comments that were sure to further add to tensions with Italy's trans-Alpine neighbour over immigration.Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League that governs in coalition ...

FACT CHECK: Shared French-German UN seat? Not in treaty

Europe 01/21/19, 11:42

The leaders of France and Germany are preparing to sign a treaty Tuesday that will deepen the alliance between their countries in Europe and internationally. One provision says the governments in both nations will work to get Germany accepted as ...

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