Territory Archives: Belgium

News from Western Europe, Tuesday 28th May 2013

EUROPE Video – BBC News: EU ends arms embargo on Syria rebel. ‘European Union foreign ministers have said they will not renew an arms embargo on the Syrian opposition, due to expire on Saturday. But there was no immediate decision to send arms to Syrian rebels and all other sanctions remained in force, the EU foreign […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 27th May 2013

AUSTRIA Comment – Policy Network: New political conflict and the radical right in Austria. ‘Austria’s two mainstream political parties have seen their total vote share almost cut in half over the last two decades as new political conflict lines emerge over immigration, EU integration and political trust. A new study shows that the radical right has […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 20th May 2013

EUROPE Video – RT: Too Far-Right: Neo-Nazism nourished by crisis in Europe. ‘Europe’s financial troubles are said to be fueling far-right movements across the bloc, including within its largest economy. Neo-Nazi activists are preparing to march in Germany later today, amid accusations the country’s authorities have underestimated the extremist threat.’ Video – BBC News: EU survey sparks […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 15th May 2013

EUROPE New Europe: Political institutions ‘losing legitimacy’ to extremists. ‘European politicians need to recover “democratic legitimisation” of the economic crisis if the rise of extremists is to be quelled, a high-level conference has been told. Speaking at the conference Right-wing Extremism and Hate Crime: Minorities Under Pressure in Europe and Beyond, in Oslo on 14 May, […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 13th May 2013

BELGIUM Translated from Dutch – De Standaard: Officer fired for Muslim extremism. ‘The vessels authorized for municipal employees, Philippe Close (PS), stated that the former clerk at the museums of Brussels refused to shake the hand of Lalieux ‘because his religion forbids him to touch women. The man said he would change. In the future to his […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 30th April 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Carinthia: FPÖ and FPK unite. ‘In Carinthia there will soon be only a liberal camp, for FPK and Freedom Party have agreed to a reunion. In concrete terms, 28 June, a joint congress will be held on which this Act is to be implemented. The AWC was chairman Christian Ragger announced on […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 26th April 2013

EUROPE Translated from Dutch – Volkskrant: More terrorist attacks in Europe. ‘The number of terrorist attacks in Europe has increased considerably last year. In 2012 there were within the European Union 219, 174 a year earlier. This is evident from Thursday published figures from the European police organization Europol. Of all incidents within the EU the vast majority […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 25th April 2013

EUROPE Analysis – Eurasia Review: Lone Wolf Terrorism: Learning From The Breivik Case. ‘There is an urgent need to better understand lone wolf terrorism, in general, and the Breivik case, specifically, placing the threat in the right context. This analysis is based on the principles of transformative learning theory, an educational aspect of adult learning theory, […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 24th April 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Islam Study: Young Muslims are well integrated. ‘In a study of 1000 Muslims in Austria are large differences in traditionalism and religiosity emerging from generation to generation. 16 percent of men think that their wife should definitely wear a headscarf. Young Muslims living in Austria well integrated, but can […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

BELGIUM Flanders News: Prison sentence for racist cop. ‘A Chief Inspector from the Brussels South Local Police Service has been given an 8 month prison sentence and fined 1,100 for racist behaviour while he was on duty. The man had assaulted and racially abused a suspect and a colleague. As sentence was passed, the disgraced police […]

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