Territory Archives: Norway

News from Western Europe, Monday 3rd June 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Skinhead Report: Freedom Party announces parliamentary inquiry. ‘With incomprehension FPÖ General Secretary Harald Vilimsky on Friday responded that the prosecution Wiener Neustadt won the case against Ed Moschitz inciting reactivation and falsification of evidence related to the set “On the Scene” skinhead reportage.“ After this method can be set […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 31st May 2013

RESEARCH The journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy:  Special Issue: The cult of Mussolini in twentieth-century Italy The full journal can be accessed here.

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Mainstream parties in the Nordic countries have tried to deal with the rise of the far-right through a mix of isolation, tolerance and even collaboration

Recent years have seen a rise in support for right-wing populist parties in Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Anders Ravik Jupskås writes that mainstream parties in these countries, faced with this growth, have chosen between four different strategies: ignoring far-right parties, isolating them, adopting some of their policies, or collaborating with them in order to […]

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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, Thursday 23rd May 2013

EUROPE The Moscow Times: Norway Suggests Raising Magnitsky at UN. ‘Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eider has recommended that his country’s lawmakers bring the issue of Magnitsky sanctions against Russia before the UN Security Council. Eider said discussion in front of the council would be much more effective than Norway acting alone because any decisions taken by the council are binding on all […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 21st May 2013

FINLAND Yle: Sikh bus driver fights for right to wear turban. ‘Managing diversity in Finnish workplaces is raising new issues for employers, unions and workers themselves. One Sikh bus driver in Vantaa is currently fighting to set a precedent allowing him to wear a turban.’

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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 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, Friday 10th May 2013

EUROPE ICSR: Counterterrorism: Why France Is Tougher Than Britain. ‘Counterterrorism practitioners and analysts have often been struck by the different policy approaches in France and Britain. France seems to be “tough on terrorists”, arresting and deporting them by the hundreds, while Britain has sometimes struggled to keep extremists locked up or send them back to their […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 9th May 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Austro-Islamist: ‘I come to prison as Allah’s Lion’. ‘Mahmoud maintains, in a published interview lead by German Islamists, to having already been in Syria before his arrest in Turkey. On the Internet, a new message from the Austro-Islamist Mohamed Mahmoud has emerged. After a few specifications, a German Islamist group […]

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