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Folkemødet, Denmark’s annual political festival, brings together politicians, the press, business leaders and advocacy organisations with the public, for four days. This year, it will be invaded by European extremists. Held on the island of Bornholm, and inspired by a Swedish tradition, the June festival is meant to be an informal gathering, which, apart from… » read more

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Who’s this enjoying a cosy get together at a European Parliament bar? Why, it’s none other than disgraced former National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen! And is that disgraced former British National Party leader Nick Griffin sitting with him? It is! What on Earth could that gruesome twosome, both former MEPs, have to talk about… » read more

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Janice Atkinson will continue as a member of the European Parliament, despite being kicked out of the UK Independence Party for allegedly fiddling her drinks expenses. The MEP’s chief of staff was filmed by The Sun – Britain’s best-selling newspaper – asking for a cocktail party bill to be tripled so she could “repatriate” the… » read more

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage is trying hard to keep his team together in the European Parliament. Since European elections last year, British MEPs from UKIP and Italy’s Five Star Movement have been part of the same parliamentary group, Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy [EFD]. But after the arrival of controversial Polish MEP Robert Jaroslaw… » read more

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