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Dutch far-right politician and leader of the PVV, Geert Wilders, reacts as he meets the press in November 2023.

REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Who will work with Wilders?

Geert Wilders is still looking for a dance partner. In November, his far-right Freedom Party, or PVV, finished first, with 23.5% of the vote in Dutch parliamentary elections, giving Wilders the first shot at finding coalition parties that allow him to form and lead a new government.
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Arctic Council Meltdown: Europe in 60 Seconds
Arctic Council Meltdown: Europe in 60 Seconds

Arctic Council Meltdown: Europe in 60 Seconds

Will the Arctic Council be able to agree on protection of that very sensitive environment up there?

Well, there's been a meeting of the Arctic Council in Rovaniemi in Finland. And for the first time it has failed to agree on a common declaration. And that is because the US refused any mention, any mention whatsoever, of climate change. That's a setback, no question about that, but let's hope that the participating states can agree on other measures to safeguard a better development of that very fragile part of our world.

How will President Macron and his party do in the European Parliamentary elections?

Well, looks somewhat more problematic if we look at the latest opinion polls. He has been having good momentum, but there has been more momentum for the nationalist forces in the last few weeks. We'll just have to wait and see.

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