Far-right meme Pepe the Frog has appeared in Italian posts on Twitter celebrating Meloni's expected success in Sunday's national elections.
Meloni's success follows a softening of her image after a long history of bashing the European Union, immigrants and the LGBTQ+ community.
Marine Le Pen said her party would struggle to make payroll following a financial scandal.
Richard Grenell broke with diplomatic norms to say he wants to "empower" conservatives across Europe.
The ascendance of authoritarian and racist parties in Europe are a visceral threat to those whose families survived the pogroms of the past.
Wilders's hearing could either be a setback for the party or a blessing in disguise.
The country's insurgent anti-Roma party has been sending its own patrols since the spring.
Alexander Van der Bellen is the country's first Green-backed head of state.
Country may be set to elect the EU's first hard-right head of state.
'Newsweek Europe' editor Matt McAllester takes us inside this week's magazine.