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The French Front National at 40

The French Front National (FN) is considered by many analysts to be the prototype of what is now an expansive family of modern radical right political parties in Europe. Founded in 1972, the FN has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. This e-book by Extremis Project comprises a series of essays by leading academics that examine […]

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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, Thursday 30th May 2013

DEMNARK The Copenhagen Post: DF wants spin doctors banned. ‘Right wing party Dansk Folkeparti (DF) thinks that political spin doctors should be banned and that any political, tactical or press-related advice should be given via public officials in the ministries. The DF argument comes despite a recently-published report from a Finance Ministry panel that concluded that […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

RESEARCH Richard Rogers and the Digital Methods Initiative, Amsterdam: Right-Wing Formations in Europe and Their Countermeasures: An Online Mapping. ‘This report describes the findings from an online mapping of the populist right and right-wing extremism in Europe. By online mapping is meant a picture of the right according to the web. We have not correlated our findings with […]

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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 Western Europe, Tuesday 16th April 2013

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 29th March 2013

The Telegraph: Nick Clegg: We will deport Abu Qatada. ‘Mr Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, said the Government “will get there” despite yesterday losing a legal challenge against a ruling which prevented the cleric being sent to Jordan. The Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold an earlier legal victory by the Islamist preacher has raised fears […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 28th March 2013

EUROPE Euro-Islam: Racism: Muslims are the people most affected by discrimination in Europe according to the 2012 ENAR report on discrimination in Europe. ‘Muslim citizens are most affected by episodes of discrimination in Europe. This is what emerges from the report on racism in the EU 2011-2012, published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 27th March 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Asylum activists: Until 27 negative asylum decisions. ‘53 of the asylum seekers in the Servite are in primary care. 27 have not received a negative asylum decision. After weeks of protest in the Votive Church in Vienna in early March, of those 60 persons who moved into their new […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 28th February 2013

EUROPE Global Post: Roma under fire in crisis-hit EU: Council of Europe chief. ‘Europe’s Roma are paying a high price amid the spiraling economic crisis, the head of the Council of Europe said Tuesday, warning that many more were likely to head westward as conditions deteriorate in the East. “Minorities in Europe are coming under a […]

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