Populism at the European Parliament Elections
On November 13 Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen held a joint press conference to discuss potential collaboration at the European Parliament elections. Here we outline our latest research and analysis on a potential populist alliance.
Report: Conflicted Politicians
With the 2014 European Parliament elections approaching and populist radical right parties continuing to influence the political debate, this report takes a timely look at the activities of populist radical right MEPs. Using data from VoteWatch Europe, it aims to develop an in-depth understanding of how the populist radical right operates within an institution it is often hostile to.
Read also Cas Mudde’s analysis of populism in the European Parliament, using our research, on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.
The Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders is trying to gather like-minded parties in a mass movement ahead of next year’s European elections. Does populism pose a serious threat to the European Parliament?
On February 4th we are chairing a breakfast briefing with the British Bankers’ Association on the impact of populism on the new European Parliament, as part of their Mapping Political Risks in Europe series.
In November, we co-hosted an event in Brussels on the European Parliament elections with the Centre for European Studies, Manfred Weber MEP and the Open Society European Policy Institute. The event was held at the European Parliament. Read the report of the event here.
Presentation: Scenarios for populists in the next European Parliament
Download here our presentation on populism at St Antony’s College, Oxford, where we discuss the potential scenarios for populist parties in the next parliament.