Territory Archives: Sweden

News from Western Europe, Wednesday 5th June 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Freedom Party makes a stir. ‘Once again, a Facebook posting of the FPÖ up a storm.The reason for the slip-up this time was a call to the Muslim Youth of Austria to help with the cleanup after the flood. “To all Muslim youth: Austria needs you,” wrote the organization on Facebook […]

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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, Thursday 30th May 2013

DEMNARK The Copenhagen Post: DF wants spin doctors banned. ‘Right wing party Dansk Folkeparti (DF) thinks that political spin doctors should be banned and that any political, tactical or press-related advice should be given via public officials in the ministries. The DF argument comes despite a recently-published report from a Finance Ministry panel that concluded that […]

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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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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, 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, Friday 24th May 2013

EUROPE BBC News: Europe’s stance on Hezbollah hardens. ‘The attitude towards Hezbollah in Europe is changing markedly. In part, this is a response to the growing body of evidence from investigations in Bulgaria and Cyprus that indicate Hezbollah’s role in carrying out or planning attacks. But equally it reflects a growing frustration with the Lebanese Shia […]

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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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