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Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

In the run-up to the European Parliament elections, several high-ranking politicians have vowed not to cooperate with the far right, which is projected to post big gains. But the best way to keep extremists at bay is to empower workers and strengthen trade unions over the course of the parliament’s next term.

BRUSSELS – In early June, European citizens will elect a new European Parliament. Polls predict that pro-European Union centrists will still prevail, albeit with a slim majority. Most worryingly, far-right parties are projected to make significant gains in many European countries, including Germany, France, and Italy.