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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 the United Kingdom, Monday 20th May 2013

ITV News: Four arrested in Dumfries protests. ‘Four people have been arrested during protests between the Scottish Defence League and the Trade Union Council in Dumfries. The SDL said it was demonstrating against plans to expand the use of a local mosque. Trade Union members and the group Unite Against Fascism held a counter protests against […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 1st May 2013

The Guardian: Six plead guilty to plotting attack on EDL rally. ‘Six would-be terrorists have pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a far-right English Defence League demonstration with a home-made bomb, guns, knives and a machete. The men, all from the West Midlands, had planned to target EDL supporters who were holding a rally in Dewsbury, […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 21st March 2013

EUROPE CNN: New al Qaeda document sheds light on Europe, U.S. attack plans. ‘A previously secret document found at Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan sets out a detailed al Qaeda strategy for attacking targets in Europe and the United States. The document — a letter written to bin Laden in March 2010 by a […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 18th March 2013

EUROPE Deutsche Welle: Syrian arms embargo divides EU. ‘A proposal from France and Great Britain to supply weapons to Syrian rebels has split the European Union. If Paris and London go it alone, it could ruin the bloc’s chances of creating a unified foreign policy. This Friday (15.03.2013) marked the two-year anniversary of the uprising […]

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Chavismo without Chávez

After a long battle against cancer and several medical operations in Cuba, Hugo Chávez has died in his homeland. In the coming days we will witness an impressive ritual of redemption and sacralisation. What is going to happen once the ritual is over? According to the existing constitution, new presidential elections must be held 30 […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 1st March 2013

BALKANS Deutsche Welle: UN court acquits ex-Yugoslav army leader Perisic. ‘UN judges have acquitted the former chief of the Yugoslav National Army, Momcilo Perisic, on charges of aiding and abetting atrocities by rebel Serbs and providing them with military aid during the Balkan wars. In a 4-1 ruling the judges ordered Perisic to be freed […]

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The Northern League in Italy: What can we expect?

Lega Nord (Northern League – LN) will compete in the next Italian general elections at a crucial moment in its history. After the party’s participation in the third government led by Silvio Berlusconi (2008-2011), and its opposition to Mario Monti’s ‘technocratic’ government, the LN has renewed its deal with the centre-right. The party’s political alliance […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 14th February 2013

Austria Der Standard: Freedom Party councillor resigns after questionable Facebook posts. ‘After it became known that the National Office determined for constitutional protection because of questionable postings of two Upper Austrian FPÖ mandates, one of them has taken the consequences: Fabian W. from Franking (district Braunau) is no longer a party member and renounced his […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Europe Research – Counterpoint: Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: Greece and the Netherlands. ‘Today Counterpoint launches two new pamphlets on populism – in Greece and in the Netherlands – as part of the “Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals” project, supported by the Open Society Foundations. This second phase of the project aims to draw an in-depth picture of […]

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