As right-wing populists make waves across Europe, DW speaks to the chairman of the German parliament's EU Affairs Committee, Gunther Krichbaum, about the reasons and what can be done to stem discontent.
Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has urged the EU to extend the country's border controls. Citing security concerns, Sobotka said he "simply needs to know who is coming to our country."
A top European human rights defender has urged citizens to do more to combat hate and marginalization. Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland suggests "checks and balances" against growing populism.
The runoff election in France pits diametrical visions for Europe against each other: Liberal-socialist Emmanuel Macron and populist-conservative Marine Le Pen. For Brussels, the outcome can mean any number of things.
France has avoided a runoff between the extreme right and the extreme left by sending Emmanuel Macron to the second round. But the populist danger is still very real, writes Max Hofmann in Paris.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version