Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has warned that Europe will fall “over the edge” unless the European Union scales back its ambitions and mainstream politicians start listening to the demands of voters flocking to populist parties.

In an interview with The Financial Times, Rutte attempted to diagnose the populist surge that has dominated European politics in 2016, turfing leaders out of office.

“We cannot push the project over the edge by pushing for more Europe,” said Rutte, referring to t...

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