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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 8th January 2013

Belgium RTBF: Denderleeuw: finished negotiations, the coalition will support the VB CD & V / N-VA. ‘Two of the four main Flemish parties involved in “negotiations last chance” to try to reach an agreement on the formation of a coalition communal in Denderleeuw, the CD & V and N-VA ended Monday in the discussions, they announced […]

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Western Europe Tracker 03.01.13

Europe Comment – LSE: In the face of populist nationalism, European institutions must do more online to increase awareness of the common dimensions of the eurocrisis. ‘Across Europe, many politicians are increasingly using a populist, anti-European rhetoric to gain support, at the same time that European institutions are pushing to establish a sense of European community. […]

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Western Europe Tracker 02.01.13

Belgium BBC News: Belgium King Albert II Christmas speech sparks controversy. ‘The Belgian king has provoked a sharp response to a Christmas message in which he drew parallels with the rise of fascism in the 1930s. Albert II warned against the dangers of populists seeking scapegoats for current economic difficulties. Flemish separatist leader Bart De Wever assumed […]

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Western Europe Tracker 12.12.12.

Belgium BBC: Belgium’s non-EU immigrants: Many jobless, says report. ‘ More than half of Belgium’s immigrants who came from outside the EU are not registered as working, a report by the country’s national bank says. Some 45.8% were registered as working last year, apparently making it the lowest proportion of non-EU immigrants in employment in any EU […]

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Western Europe Tracker 11.12.12

Belgium JTA: Shoah and human rights institutes open in Belgium, Brazil. ‘Institutions on the Holocaust and human rights opened in Belgium and Brazil. In Belgium, a museum opened last week in Mechelen, a city situated between Antwerp and Brussels where Belgian and German police officers concentrated thousands of Jews for deportation to Auschwitz.’ France France24: French Muslim groups […]

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Western Europe Tracker 10.12.12

Belgium De Standaard: The Flemish nationalism remains a product of collaboration Corisca Pakistan Daily Times: Man killed, bombs hit holiday homes on French island of Corsica. ‘A man was killed and bombs caused damage to around 20 holiday homes in a spate of overnight violence in Corsica ahead of the French Mediterranean island’s national identity day on […]

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Western Europe Tracker 07.12.12

Europe Comment – Policy Network: Rethinking populism in contemporary Europe. ‘In contemporary Europe, populism has fused with agendas of anti-immigration, minority nationalism, Euroscepticism, anti-Islam and welfare chauvinism.  Tackling those issues and tackling populism are different matters’ Belgium France24: ‘Tintin in the Congo’ not racist, Belgian court rules. ‘A Brussels court has rejected a legal bid to ban […]

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Western Europe Tracker 29.11.12

Belgium The Oxonian Globalist: A Splitting Headache. ‘Guy Bud examines the influence of the separatist New Flemish Alliance in Belgian politics, and asks what the future holds for this divided country. Outside the church of Saint Lutgard in Tongeren, a sleepy Belgian provincial town, is a billboard covered in publicity for the dozens of regional […]

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Western Europe Tracker 21.11.12

Belgium JTA: In Europe, big gaps among security precautions at Jewish institutions. ‘Within hours of Israel’s assassination of a top Hamas commander, the situation room sprang into action, anticipating retaliatory attacks and preparing instructions to keep civilians out of harm’s way. In Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city and the site of dozens of anti-Semitic incidents […]

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Western Europe Tracker 20.11.12

Belgium The Jewish Daily Forward: Belgium Far Right Rally Blasts Jews. ‘Belgian extreme-right and extreme-left activists participated in a demonstration in Antwerp where some participants reportedly called for Jews to be gassed. Approximately 150 demonstrators gathered Sunday afternoon outside the Provinciehuis, a concert hall in the Flemish capital, to protest the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra’s […]

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