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People in Hamburg, Germany, protest against right-wing extremism and the AfD party on Feb. 25, 2024. Hami Roshan/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images

A far-right political group is gaining popularity in Germany – but so, too, are protests against it

Hundreds of thousands of people in Germany are taking to the streets to push back against the far-right, nationalist policies of the AfD, which currently holds 11% of the seats in parliament.
A mannequin in a coffin illustrates the distress of many farmers who have been demonstrating for several days on the A7. Photo taken on 24 January near Montélimar. Sylvain Thomas/AFP

French tractor protests are the latest rebellion of EU farmers against unfair competition and red tape – will their strategy pay off?

Why are French farmers blocking the roads? An academic who has been studying discontent within the farming world since 2019 provides some clues.
Workers from the Spanish nonprofit Open Waters rescue 178 migrants from different countries, off the coast of Italy in September 2023. Jose Colon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The US is struggling to handle an immigration surge – here’s how Europe is dealing with its own influx

Germany and Italy are among the countries that are looking for ways to handle rises in undocumented migration and, in many cases, are making it harder for people to remain in their countries.

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