Photo Gallery The Rise of the Tomato

All across Europe, the euro crisis is boosting the fortunes of parties on the left and right of the political spectrum. Now the euroskeptic Socialists look set to emerge as the strongest force in the Netherlands after upcoming elections. They are appealing to voters with their tough anti-austerity stance.
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All across Europe, the euro crisis is boosting the fortunes of parties on the left and right of the political spectrum. Now the euroskeptic Socialists look set to emerge as the strongest force in the Netherlands after upcoming elections. Here, Socialist leader Emile Roemer kicks off his campaign in Arnhem.

Foto: Phil Nijhuis/ dpa
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Many Dutch businesspeople are worried about rising euroskepticism in the country. Without the European Union, Rotterdam's role as the largest port on the European continent would be in jeopardy, for example.

Foto: Marijan Murat/ picture alliance / dpa
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Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders (left) campaigns in a fish market in Urk. He opposes the euro and wants the country to withdraw from the European Union.

Foto: Robin Utrecht/ dpa
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With his minority government, Prime Minister Mark Rutte made himself dependent on the support of far-right politician Wilders in order to have a majority in parliament -- only for that coalition to fall in April 2012.

Foto: dpa Picture-Alliance / Valerie Kuypers/ picture alliance / dpa
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