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News from Western Europe, Friday 7th June 2013

EUROPE Video – JN1: EU to discuss having Hezbollah on terror list.

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 5th June 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Freedom Party makes a stir. ‘Once again, a Facebook posting of the FPÖ up a storm.The reason for the slip-up this time was a call to the Muslim Youth of Austria to help with the cleanup after the flood. “To all Muslim youth: Austria needs you,” wrote the organization on Facebook […]

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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 Western Europe, Friday 24th May 2013

EUROPE BBC News: Europe’s stance on Hezbollah hardens. ‘The attitude towards Hezbollah in Europe is changing markedly. In part, this is a response to the growing body of evidence from investigations in Bulgaria and Cyprus that indicate Hezbollah’s role in carrying out or planning attacks. But equally it reflects a growing frustration with the Lebanese Shia […]

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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, Thursday 16th May 2013

EUROPE EU Observer: Report: sexual minorities in EU face hate speech, violence and discrimination. ‘Equal rights for gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, trans and inter-sex (LGBTI) people are still patchy across Europe, with advances in some areas offset by discrimination, hate-speech, bullying and violence elsewhere. The 2013 review of the human rights situation of LGBTI people by the […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 29th April 2013

EUROPE Video – RT: Clampdown on Islam in Europe drives young Muslims to Syrian war. ‘Backslash on multiculturalism in Europe and easy access to global jihad info on the web prompts young Muslims from France and other EU states to join the Syrian rebels, Jean-Yves Camus, a specialist on extremism, told RT. The EU’s anti-terror chief, […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 12th March 2013

EUROPE Deutsche Welle: Roma: more integration through education. ‘Despite democratic transformations in Eastern Europe, more than 10 million Roma face discrimination, especially in education. Change has been slow, although education is a key factor in overcoming poverty. It was during his first few days at school that Nedjo Osman found out he was different than […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 1st March 2013

EUROPE Research -European Political Science Review: Where do radical right parties stand? Position blurring in multidimensional competition by Jan Rovny.  ‘This article questions the utility of assessing radical right party placement on economic issues, which has been extensively analyzed in academic literature. Starting from the premise that political parties have varying strategic stakes in different political issues, […]

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Western Europe Tracker 08.10.12

Comment – The New York Times: Catalonia may be the catalyst for a renewed wave of separatism in the European Union, with Scotland and Flanders not far behind. ‘The great paradox of the European Union, which is built on the concept of shared sovereignty, is that it lowers the stakes for regions to push for independence. While […]

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