An Inside Job The Right-Wing Populist Plan to Destroy Europe

Europe's right-wing populists haven't been stopped by the scandal in Austria. They are working hard to destroy the European Union from within its own institutions and the European elections may show how close they are to success. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Hungarian Prime Minsiter Viktor Orbán and Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini visiting Hungary's border fence.

Hungarian Prime Minsiter Viktor Orbán and Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini visiting Hungary's border fence.

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A still from the damning Ibiza video which resulted in Strache's resignation the day after it was reported on by DER SPIEGEL and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

A still from the damning Ibiza video which resulted in Strache's resignation the day after it was reported on by DER SPIEGEL and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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The popularity of right-wing populist parties in Europe.

The popularity of right-wing populist parties in Europe.

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Italian Interior Minister Salvini hosted a right-wing populist gathering in Milan last week. He is joined on stage by Geert Wilders of Holland, Jörg Meuthen of Germany and Marine Le Pen of France.

Italian Interior Minister Salvini hosted a right-wing populist gathering in Milan last week. He is joined on stage by Geert Wilders of Holland, Jörg Meuthen of Germany and Marine Le Pen of France.

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Heinz-Christian Strache's supporters are willing to forgive him for every possible transgression.

Heinz-Christian Strache's supporters are willing to forgive him for every possible transgression.

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U.S. President Donald Trump recently heaped praise on Hungary's right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán during the latter's recent visit to the White House.

U.S. President Donald Trump recently heaped praise on Hungary's right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán during the latter's recent visit to the White House.

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