Archive for the ‘populist political parties european union’ Category

marine accused of 5M EUR fraud by EU

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

the european commission has accused presidential candidate of putting her bodyguard and chief of staff on the payroll for he mep gig in parliament. the initial 300k-ish calculation now looks more like 5M-ish.

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wilders drops to 5th

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

holland’s prime minister mark rutte and his center right vvd party have pulled ahead of geert wilder’s far-right pvv party with wilder’s party falling to 5th place and groenlinke and d66 tied for 2nd place and the christian democrats in 4th place. the diplomatic spat with turkey seems to have favored prime minister rutte.

german right populist bad cop good cop

Friday, January 20th, 2017

a far right party in germany played bad cop/good cop this week. bjorn hocke (we in englilsh tend to remove everything that looks like an umlaut) a state representative from a state in the former east germany and frauke petry–one of the co-chairmans of the alternative fur deutschland (afd) party did that this week. hocke gave a nationalist speech that not only crossed all sorts of lines violating different unspoken codes in german culture but possibly also violated speech laws. you can read one version of what happened on the new york times website. the headline reads germany’s extreme right challenges guilt over nazi past. in an article from december, the new york times called hocke the posterboy of racism in germanyposterboy of racism in germany. one of the public TV channels in germany has the headline hoecke ist ein nazi.