Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Golden Dawn gets green light for EU vote

Greece's supreme court Monday ruled that far-right party Golden Dawn may contest the EU election on 25 May. The party is currently under criminal investigation and 6 of its MPs await trial. It is currently polling behind the ruling conservative New Democracy and the left-wing Syriza alliance, reports AFP.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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