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French Far-right Fails To Form EU Parliament Bloc

AP | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's far-right National Front has failed to form a political group in the European Parliament by Tuesday's deadline, crippling the ...

Sudden Rise of Far Right Groups in EU Parliament Rings Alarm Bells Across Europe

Elinadav Heymann | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Elinadav Heymann

Each have a racially motivated party, more or less based on Nazi ideology and an authoritarian party structure defined by racism, anti-Semitism and violence.

Europe's Populist Reformation

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

Journalists and pundits are treating this nationalism-inflected populism as if it were somehow a new phenomenon. In fact, this populism can be traced back to the end of the Cold War.

French Right-Wing Party In Trouble Over Anti-Semitic Remark

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

One of the big winner's of Europe's parliamentary elections, France's National Front Party, is embroiled in scandal and infighting after recent remark...

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

Toward a Government of National Unity in France

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

France is in danger. In Sunday's elections for the European Parliament, a quarter of France's citizens voted for the worst, choosing the party that was not only anti-Europe but also anti-France.

Anti-Immigration Movement Founded By Man Convicted Of Anti-Semitism Leads France's Polls

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — An anti-immigration movement founded by a man repeatedly convicted of anti-Semitism now leads polls in France. The mainstream conservat...

France: The Makeover of the National Front

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The National Front's victory on May 25 is a warning shot for the 2017 presidential elections, particularly for the Socialist Party of François Hollande, who has already said he will not run if he cannot improve the unemployment rate.

In European Elections, Populism is Against People's Interests

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

Amidst veritable media frenzy, we hear the populists and their critiques loud and clear. It is time that someone stand up for the European project. So let us make the argument loudly: a strong, increasingly federal Europe is the best path to freedom, prosperity, and influence in the world. Interconnectedness is a reality, not a choice. In our era of globalization, national regulation is far less effective than continental regulation, which protects consumers from monopolies and unfair practices. From energy to roaming charges, the EU can regulate imperfect matters more effectively than national bodies ever could. In financial markets, the EU has been at the forefront of better regulation to prevent another crisis: from limits on bonuses to the European Central Bank's banking union, we are building a more resilient banking system to protect both depositors and taxpayers alike. Meanwhile the European single market is the key achievement of the Union that has improved standards of living for citizens in every single member state. Today, it provides a strong incentive for countries in the Union to support each other, a truth born out during the financial crisis.

Foreign Climate: Why European Right-Wingers Should Be Tree Huggers

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Although the European right wing parties have varied programs they all have at least two points in common. They are not really concerned with global warming, but rather focus their political efforts on xenophobic concerns.

French Schools No Longer Allowed To Offer Special Lunches To Muslim Students

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) - Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering special lunches to Mu...

What French Voters Need to Know About the National Front

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.26.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Let me say quite calmly, and adhering strictly to the facts, that the National Front is not the solution sought by voters discouraged by the toxic climate of French politics today.

The Mask of Marine Le Pen

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

For months, if not years, people in France and abroad have been trying to prove that Marine Le Pen has not changed as much as she would have us believe. Now, in a mere 20 seconds, she herself has torn away the veil and shot herself in the foot.

Fear and Loathing in La France: Marine Le Pen Injects Islamophobia Into the Release of Four French Hostages

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

As the National Front's ranks continue to swell, thanks in part to dissatisfaction with alternatives on the center-left or center-right, it remains to be seen how far Le Pen will go to placate her fringe constituency while trying to appear mainstream enough for disaffected moderates.

In France: Marine Le Pen, the National Front, and the "Extreme Right"

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.17.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

These are just a few examples. Dozens more could be cited. I offer them to those of my readers who, for lack of information, run the risk of falling into the trap set by the crudest political marketing operation France has seen in recent years.

French Far Right Chief Stripped Of Immunity

AP | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

PARIS — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was stripped of her European Parliament immunity Tuesday and may now face charges of racism over c...

Torbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary-General: "If We Don't Act Now, Dark Forces Will Take Over"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

As Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Jagland is charged with promoting "greater unity" in Europe. In an interview with Metro, he explained why radicalization is such a dangerous threat.

Marine Le Pen Loses Parliament Seat Race

AP | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

PARIS (AP) — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has lost her race for a parliamentary seat, but her anti-immigrant National Front party will have its fi...

Abstention, a Trap for Idiots? Why the Front National Has No Place in Parliament. Sollers and Picasso.

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Today there is a threat: this party, the Front National, that preaches disunion, promotes an exit from the European Union and proposes suicidal measures in a time of crisis.

Deal Breaker: Why France's Parliamentary Elections Matter

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

PARIS — France's upcoming parliamentary elections will determine whether new President Francois Hollande can push his tax-the-rich, down-with-au...

How to 'Express Yourself' to Others: The Case of Madonna and Marine Le Pen

Mona Elyafi | Posted 08.07.2012 | Celebrity
Mona Elyafi

Guess who's been stirring up controversy around the world lately? That's right! Madonna's done it again. But has the 53-year-old material girl crossed the line this time, spitting in the face (figuratively speaking) of political correctness? Just how far is too far?

Swastika Stunt Lands Madonna In Hot Water

Posted 06.04.2012 | World

How do you get under the skin of a French right-wing politician? Just ask Madonna, who successfully ticked off National Front leader Marine Le Pen ...

France Veers Right

Eric Margolis | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

As Europe's conservatives watch in dismay and even horror, the second big shoe is about to drop in French politics. Far-rightist Marine Le Pen appears set to emerge triumphant from the wreckage of France's defeated center-right.

Presidential Elections à la Française

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

For this American in Paris, presidential politics, French-style, have been a sharp reminder that this country retains its peculiarities despite globalization.

Elections in Gloom

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

As two countries in the EU, France and Greece, go to polls on Sunday, far-right or populist nationalist movements are on the rise on the continent even further, to the degree that they will soon seriously challenge the post-WWII order.