Barroso is ?the fuel? of France?s far-right

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Barroso is ?the fuel? of France?s far-right
« on: July 04, 2013, 09:33:35 PM »
French minister: Barroso is ?the fuel? of France?s far-right
French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg has accused European Commission President Jos? Manuel Barroso of being ?the fuel? of Marine Le Pen?s far-right Front National and other populist forces across Europe, such as Beppe Grillo?s Five-Star Movement, after Barroso criticised France for its ?reactionary? stance on EU-US free trade talks. ?I believe that the main cause of the Front National?s rise is linked to the way the EU today puts considerable pressure on democratically elected governments?, Montebourg said.

Separately, French Housing Minister C?cile Duflot told France Inter this morning, ?One can today have the feeling that Europe is some sort of policeman looking down his nose at [EU member] states.?
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According to a new Maurice de Hond poll, only 34% of Dutch voters want Prime Minister Mark Rutte?s ruling coalition to remain in office until 2017, down from 63% last October. Geert Wilders?s anti-EU PVV remains the most popular party, currently polling on 29%. Maurice de Hond poll

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