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News from Western Europe, Thursday 6th June 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: EU countries working on new laws against would-be jihadists. ‘EU counter-terrorism co-ordinator de Kerchove has said member states are creating new criminal penalties for Europeans who go to fight in holy wars. “We have to make sure that the 27 member states have … a specific offence of going abroad for jihad,” he […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 4th June 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: FPÖ politician beaten. ‘Vienna Favorites several FPÖ functionaries have become victims of attacks in recent days. On Saturday, a district councilor was beaten when leaving the tram, even in building an information booth there was a last attack. For the incidents were “apparently politically motivated violent offenders” responsible to FP-chairman Heinz-Christian […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 3rd June 2013

BALKANS Balkan Insight: Macedonia Rescues Threatened Ministerial Summit. ‘Macedonia has salvaged a threatened regional ministerial conference after two countries at the heart of a diplomatic stand-off, Serbia and Kosovo, agreed to sit at the same table at the meeting. The breakthrough occurred after host country Macedonia downgraded the meeting to an “informal” one. Kosovo then said […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 17th May 2013

EUROPE Translated from German – Die Standard: First European Conference for gay rights. ‘According to a study commissioned by the Dutch government condemns a majority of citizens homosexuality Homosexuals are still discriminated against in Europe. The resulting studies, which on Thursday in The Hague at the first European conference on the rights and the social acceptance […]

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News from North America, Friday 5th April 2013

New York Times: “On the day that hundreds gathered amid tight security to remember this county’s slain district attorney and his wife, Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday offered up to $200,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for their killings and for the killing of another prosecutor. The reward — […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 6th March 2013

EUROPE The Huffington Post: UAF Conference: Europe’s Anti-Fascists Warn Of Neo-Nazi Rise. ‘Britain must be part of a co-ordinated effort to help defeat far-right and neo-Nazi parties across Europe, like Greece’s Golden Dawn and Hungary’s Jobbik, European campaigners have said. Anti-racism activists from France and Greece addressed the Unite Against Fascism conference this weekend, warning […]

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Germany: Right-Wing NPD Posts Semi-Secret File on Itself

Once more, German authorities are pondering what to do with the extreme right NPD (officially “Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands / Die Volksunion” after merging with its longstanding competitor DVU). While the Federal Council (which represents the 16 federal states) has already applied for a ban, government and parliament have not yet decided whether they support this […]

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Do Extremist Party Campaigns have an Impact?

It is widely accepted that the manner in which a party campaigns will shape its overall performance. Yet Matthew Goodwin observes that this has failed to translate into detailed research on party campaigning by parties on the radical and extremist fringe. In a recent project which focused on the 2010 general election campaign by the extreme right […]

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Why Right-Wing Populists in France, but not Germany?

The enduring presence of the extreme populist right in France, Austria, Switzerland, Flemish Belgium, and Denmark shows that these parties’ success is due to more than a mere outbreak of popular disenchantment with representative democracy. As Kai Arzheimer has argued recently, the vote for the extreme right is based on ideology. This ideology encompasses more […]

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Western Europe Tracker 20.11.12

Belgium The Jewish Daily Forward: Belgium Far Right Rally Blasts Jews. ‘Belgian extreme-right and extreme-left activists participated in a demonstration in Antwerp where some participants reportedly called for Jews to be gassed. Approximately 150 demonstrators gathered Sunday afternoon outside the Provinciehuis, a concert hall in the Flemish capital, to protest the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra’s […]

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