Tag Archives: Separatists

News from Western Europe, Wednesday 29th May 2013

EUROPE Audio – NPR: Violence In Europe Leaves People Fearful. ‘The brutal murder of a soldier in London, and riots in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, have people feeling uneasy in surrounding European communities. To find out more, host Michel Martin talks with NPR’s Europe correspondent Phil Reeves, and Mehdi Hasan, political director of The Huffington Post United […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 7th May 2013

EUROPE The Telegraph: German call for greater EU powers of intervention amid anti-Semitism fears in Hungary. ‘ Guido Westerwelle told a congress of Jewish leaders in Budapest that the EU needed better legal resources at a time of growing concerns over the rise of anti-Semitism in Hungary, and warnings that the country risks drifting away from […]

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Western Europe Tracker 05.11.12

Europe The Independent: Separatists gaining ground in Europe. ‘As debt-burdened European governments struggle to overcome the disparities in their still-imperfect union, old demons of regional separatism have surged anew in recent months, raising another unwelcome challenge to the continent’s traditional nation-states.’ France The Scottish Herald: Same-sex marriage will hurt French society, says cardinal. ‘A leading […]

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Western Europe Tracker 24.10.12

Europe Comment The Moscow News: Will EU grow via secession? ‘Five years ago, when Europe was debating whether to recognize Kosovo’s independence, Russia warned against opening a Pandora’s Box: revising one country’s borders would trigger the rise of more and more independent states. At the time, President Vladimir Putin reminded Europeans about their own restive […]

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Western Europe Tracker 19.10.12

Europe Commentary GMF Blog: Combating Radicalism in the European Union. ‘Nationalists, regionalists, radicals, separatists, and extremists, of sometimes indeterminate left- and right-wing alliances, rely on populism to appeal to wider audiences. Having exerted considerable efforts in countering an openly racist or hard-edged image, such groups now promote a defiant agenda based on historical symbolism, cultural […]

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Western Europe Tracker 17.10.12

Analysis:  Global Post: The Balkanization of Europe? ‘Europe’s rising tide of nationalism swept over Belgium on Sunday when separatists seeking independence for the country’s Dutch-speaking north surged in local elections to take power in city halls across the region. “This is a point of no return in our history,” Bart De Wever, leader of the New Flemish […]

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Western Europe Tracker 10.10.12

France Middle East Online: After crackdown on Islamists: France vows ‘zero tolerance’ for anti-Semitism. ‘French authorities vowed Tuesday to show zero tolerance for anti-Semitism as new details emerged of the suspects detained in a crackdown on Islamic extremists who allegedly targeted the Jewish community. Speaking after meeting top security officials, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said […]

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