The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. European Far Right Leaders Form Alliance

    Eurosceptics Marine Le Pen of France and Geert Wilders of Holland have formed a “historic alliance” between their far right parties before next year’s European Parliament elections. They share a distrust of the EU, think Europe has become too tolerant of Islam, and hope to curb immigration. “The time of patriotic movements being divided is over,” said Le Pen, while Wilders called for liberation from the “monster of Brussels.” The irony of nationalist movements cooperating notwithstanding, could this new coalition, and the rise of extreme parties like Golden Dawn in Greece, become a major threat to a tolerant and united Europe?

    Sources: The Guardian, WaPo

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