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Mainstream parties in the Nordic countries have tried to deal with the rise of the far-right through a mix of isolation, tolerance and even collaboration

Recent years have seen a rise in support for right-wing populist parties in Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Anders Ravik Jupskås writes that mainstream parties in these countries, faced with this growth, have chosen between four different strategies: ignoring far-right parties, isolating them, adopting some of their policies, or collaborating with them in order to […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 25th February 2013

ARMENIA Ria Novosti: Armenian Opposition Supporters Protest Election Results. ‘Several thousand opposition supporters rallied in Yerevan on Sunday protesting the outcome of Armenia’s presidential election, challenged by the country’s opposition leader Raffi Hovhannisyan, Armenia’s state TV reported. Hovhannisyan, 53, Armenia’s former foreign minister and leader of the opposition’s Heritage Party, said he will continue to […]

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Terrorism and Elections: The Use of Non-Violent Strategies

The 9-11 attacks refocused the international security environment to the dangers of terrorism. The use of terrorism has become a primary fixture in conflict environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel-Palestine. These conflicts, and others show that the use of terrorism is an ongoing security threat to states in the international system. However, despite the […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 13th February 2013

BELGIUM Flanders News: Former Vlaams Belang adviser spied for the secret service. ‘It has emerged that Bart Debie, the former security adviser of the far right Vlaams Belang political party, handed information to Belgium’s state intelligence service for many years Vlaams Belang supremo Filip Dewinter says that he is shocked. Bart Debie made his revelation in […]

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The police commissioner elections raise an awkward question for the BNP

Today, the leader of the British National Party -Nick Griffin- confirmed on Twitter that his party would boycott the forthcoming elections for police commissioners in 41 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales. Griffin’s rationale is that low turnout would undermine the legitimacy of the posts – a rather odd explanation given that […]

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Hungary’s fragmented left leaves space wide open for populist Right

Hungary, once the poster child of post-communist transition, has fallen from its pedestal of liberal democratization. International media and human rights watchdogs have been raising red flags since nationalist conservative party Fidesz came into power in 2010 with a two-thirds majority in Parliament and young radical right party Jobbik became the third largest party in […]

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Europe Tracker 30.08.12

Telegraph: Richard Millet, a respected French writer and editor, has caused controversy after making claims that Breivik was “without doubt what Norway deserves”. After having read Breivik’s 1,500 word manifesto, Richard Millet, while stating that he does not agree with his actions in the Norway massacre, praised his “cry of hatred for social democracy, immigration […]

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