Nationalism

A man walks past graffiti reading "ETA , Basque country and Freedom", in Sare, southwestern France, Friday, April 7, 2017. The armed Basque separatist group ETA, inactive for more than five years, is to hand over its arms Saturday, a finishing touch to a 43-year violent campaign that claimed 829 lives, mostly in Spain. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
April 07, 2017 - 10:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain will offer nothing in return for the disarmament of the Basque separatist group ETA, a government spokesman said Friday, urging the militants to disband and help authorities clear up unsolved crimes attributed to the organization. "What the government expects is for ETA to...
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Maltese opposition Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil, left, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the European People’s Party congress, in St. Julian's, Malta, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
April 02, 2017 - 7:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — A regular poll of German voters shows the nationalist Alternative for Germany party slipping further amid infighting in its ranks, while Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and its main challenger, the Social Democrats, remain in a dead heat. The Emnid Sunday poll for the...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017 file photo, former French Economy Minister and candidate for the next presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, left, takes his seat next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin. After Brexit, embracing the EU is a risky move for European politicians. But French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is doing just that, with a blitz of campaign events across France and Europe to explain to voters why the EU matters. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
March 28, 2017 - 12:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — Embracing the European Union could be seen as a risky move for politicians given Britain's decision to abandon the bloc and the renewed popularity of nationalist parties. But French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is doing just that. Macron, 39, an independent centrist with...
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Bulgarian Socialists' Party leader Kornelia Ninova smiles as she casts her vote in Sofia on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia as surveys put the GERB party neck-and-neck with the Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
March 26, 2017 - 1:21 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Bulgaria's election Sunday: (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A pair of exit polls from Bulgaria's parliamentary election shows the center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov taking the lead. The Alpha Research exit poll said GERB won 32.2 percent...
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Bulgarian ex-Premier Boiko Borisov, leader of the center-right GERB party, speaks to media after voting, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia as surveys put the center-right GERB party neck-and-neck with the Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
March 26, 2017 - 6:29 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarians headed to the polls Sunday for the third time in four years in an early vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member closer to Russia. Some 6.8 million Bulgarians are eligible to vote in an election widely predicted to bring about a fragile government...
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March 26, 2017 - 1:11 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia. Polls on Sunday opened at 7 a.m. (0400GMT) and first results from exit polls are expected shortly after they close...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signs a declaration during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. European Union leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 25, 2017 - 3:14 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Rome police say officers seized sharpened iron bars, clubs and knives in a crackdown aimed at preventing violence during anti-EU marches. Hours before the marches' started Saturday, police checked the occupants of cars...
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A European Union supporter shows a victory sign, with the EU flag behind as thousands march through the downtown in a show of support for the union in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, March 25, 2017, as leaders in Rome mark the 60th anniversary of its founding treaty The rally which is being held under the slogan "I Love You, Europe," also comes as an expression of disapproval for the country's nationalist government. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
March 25, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday, waving European Union flags in a show of support for the troubled European project as leaders in Rome marked the 60th anniversary of its founding treaty. The rallies, held under the slogan "I Love You...
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Supporters of the European Union crack down a symbolic wall during a rally marking the 60th anniversary of signing the Treaty of Rome, in Berlin, Saturday, March 25, 2017. The posterat center reads 'More heart for Europe' and and at center left 'With more courage for a solitary and sustainable Europe'. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 25, 2017 - 10:40 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Denmark's prime minister says the European Union is a success and singled out one example: roaming costs. Lars Loekke Rasmussen said in Rome that Europeans abroad can call home "or be streaming films at affordable...
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March 25, 2017 - 10:17 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian nationalists kept up their protests at the Turkish border Saturday against Bulgarian citizens living permanently in Turkey who are coming in to vote in Bulgaria's election. The border blockade reflects rising tensions between the two countries over Turkey's open...
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