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Western Europe Tracker 15.11.12

Europe – Analysis The Guardian: Europe unites in austerity protests against cuts and job losses. ‘Hundreds of thousands of Europeans mounted one of the biggest coordinated anti-austerity protests across the continent on Wednesday, marching against German-orchestrated cuts as the eurozone is poised to move back into recession. Millions took part in Europe-wide strikes, and in […]

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Extremist threat is not just about the economy, stupid

Extremis Project co-founders, Matt Goodwin and Anthony Painter, have a piece in the Jewish Chronicle on extremism and the financial crash. It argues: Recent evidence suggests that concerns over national identity matter more. Those endorsing the far right also feel that these parties are meeting their anxieties over perceived threats to their identity, values and […]

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Europe Tracker 28.08.12

Jerusalem Post: Mohamed Merah, who killed 3 soldiers, 4 Jews and injured 5 others in Toulouse in March is no longer considered to have been a ‘lone wolf terrorist’ as links to a wider network have emerged. He had been put on surveillance by the security services since 2009 “for his relationships with radical Islamists in Toulouse” including […]

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Extremism and economics: A complicated relationship

To what extent is the rise of right-wing extremism in Europe due to the financial crisis? Across Europe, the rise of political parties like Golden Dawn in Greece, the Austrian Freedom Party and Party for Freedom in the Netherlands has led many commentators to attribute their support to the onset of a severe economic downturn […]

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