April 2019

A migrant kneels outside a tent in a make shift camp in the vicinity of the former 'Jungle' camp site, near the northern French port city of Calais on February 18, 2019. Photo: Philippe Huguen / AFP
A migrant kneels outside a tent in a mak […]

Migration is burning issue in EU election campaign

Migration is resurfacing as a hot topic in the election campaign for the new European Parliament after sowing discord across the EU throughout the outgoing legislature's five-year term.
(L-R) Spanish conservative Popular Party (PP) leader Pablo Casado, far-left Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias, PM and PSOE candidate Pedro Sanchez and centre-right Ciudadanos (Citizens) leader Albert Rivera wait for the start of a televised debate in Madrid on April 23, 2019 ahead of this weekend's general election. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP
(L-R) Spanish conservative Popular Party […]

Spanish election: Five things to know

A third general election in less than four years, the emergence of the far-right, the Catalan crisis... Here are five things to know about Spain's early polls taking place on Sunday.
Flags of the European Countries in front of the European Parliament. Photo: Rolf Haid/dpa
Flags of the European Countries in front […]

European elections: The EU’s Trump moment or business as usual?

EU officials worry that the European elections in a month's time could open the door to a new wave of populist, anti-EU politicians hell-bent on wrecking the bloc's modus operandi. But the populists' success will depend on their ability to work together.
Leader of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho (R) and Party Secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo attend a parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Finland on April 14, 2019. Photo: Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva / AFP
Leader of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-ah […]

Finland’s far-right fires new warning ahead of EU polls

The strong performance of the far-right in Finland's elections has mirrored the strength of anti-immigrant parties across the continent, just over a month before European parliament elections.