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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 14th May 2013

BELGIUM Translated from Dutch – De Standaard: Sharia4UK threatens Belgium. ‘Abu Abdullah Al-Britani and Anjem Choudary, leaders of the extremist movement Sharia4UK, speaking in menacing language in new video messages addressing Belgium. Following the arrest of Fouad Belkacem. The Belgian justice takes the matter seriously, writing Antwerp Gazette and The Age Tuesday. “If Muslims are persecuted, then there will […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 22nd April 2013

EUROPE Translated from French – Le Monde: In Europe, terrorism returns to the agenda. ‘After the outcome of the attack Boston , European counterterrorism officials and political authorities will deliver the first plane various issues such as control of the Internet, the fight against radicalization of young slip apparently well integrated to radical theories or the constitution of any file […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 1st February 2013

France The Telegraph: Adolf Hitler anniversary: Angela Merkel warns far-Right could rise again. ‘Nationwide events to highlight Nazi atrocities and the obiliteration of whole segments of German society were staged to deliver the message never again. Chancellor Merkel gave a speech timed to coincide with the moment that President Paul von Hindenburg, appointed Hitler as […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 31st January 2013

France Research – Parliamentary Affairs:  Nonna Mayer – From Jean-Marie to Marine Le Pen: Electoral Change on the Far Right.  ‘In the first round of the 2012 French presidential election, Marine Le Pen drew a record score of 17.9% of the valid votes. Her success was attributed to the ‘de-demonization’ strategy she implemented to soften […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 21st January 2013

France BBC News: ‘Two detained’ over Kurdish PKK activists’ Paris deaths. ‘Two people have been detained in connection with the deaths of three Kurdish activists in Paris earlier this month, French media reports say. A co-founder of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, Sakine Cansiz, and activists Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez were found shot dead on […]

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Why trying to ban the NPD is a stupid idea

After months of public debates, the minister presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have announced that they will seek a ban on the right-wing extremist NPD. Chancellor Merkel’s federal government, however, remains sceptical. Is this yet another instance of the Centre Right failing to stand up against extremism? I don’t think so. There is little […]

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Western Europe Tracker 07.12.12

Europe Comment – Policy Network: Rethinking populism in contemporary Europe. ‘In contemporary Europe, populism has fused with agendas of anti-immigration, minority nationalism, Euroscepticism, anti-Islam and welfare chauvinism.  Tackling those issues and tackling populism are different matters’ Belgium France24: ‘Tintin in the Congo’ not racist, Belgian court rules. ‘A Brussels court has rejected a legal bid to ban […]

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Western Europe Tracker 27.11.12

France Al Arabiya News: French Muslims face job discrimination: Stanford study. ‘Muslim French citizens face job discrimination compared to their Christian peers who receive two-and-a-half times more opportunities with equal qualifications, concluded a new research conducted by Stanford political science professor David Laitin. Meanwhile, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called for a ban to […]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 15.11.12

Bulgaria: Focus: MEP Vigenin does favor to Bulgarophobic policy in Macedonia, says Ataka leader. ‘According to him the Bulgarian MEP’s statements make it clear that he wants Bulgaria to support Macedonia’s EU bid without setting a condition for Macedonia to stop its anti-Bulgaria policy.’ Greece: WBUR: Far-Right Greek Party Rides Wave Of Economic Anger. ‘When […]

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Western Europe Tracker 09.11.12

Europe Gatestone Institute: Secessions That Will Redraw Europe. ‘As the richer center-right regions are increasingly unwilling to pay for the poorer leftist regions, the strain on multi-ethnic nations in Europe is growing. We might very well see an entirely different Europe – with a handful of new nations – five years from now. Washington would […]

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