Almost 13 million people can vote in the Netherlands' parliamentary election. Right-wing leader Geert Wilders is in the fray with his populist Party for Freedom. The vote is the first of three major ones in Europe: France follows, and then Germany.
Wealthy EU nations have clashed with the European Commission, demanding a smaller EU budget. France has warned that cuts to agricultural subsidies were 'unacceptable.'
Far-right French politician Marine Le Pen has called on European nationalists to "fundamentally change" the EU. She was trying to fire up a pan-European right-wing alliance, but some key populist leaders were no-shows.
Populists in Germany and across Europe were celebrating the landslide re-election of the Hungarian prime minister. Detractors of the European Union see it as a sign that voters are getting behind their cause.
The mural that appeared in Rome shortly after Italy's elections has become reality: Populists from across the spectrum are embracing each other. Italy is facing a very uncertain future, DW's Bernd Riegert writes.
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