Tag Archives: Dutch Freedom Party (PVV)

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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News from Western Europe, Monday 25th March 2013

EUROPE Event – ICSR: What Is the New Far Right? ICSR Conference and Report Launch. ‘At this major conference, experts, analysts and policymakers from across Europe discussed the evolving threat from a new breed of far right extremists, the so-called “Counter-Jihad” movement. The event also launched ICSR’s latest policy report, “A Neo-Nationalist Network: The English [...]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 6th March 2013

EUROPE The Huffington Post: UAF Conference: Europe’s Anti-Fascists Warn Of Neo-Nazi Rise. ‘Britain must be part of a co-ordinated effort to help defeat far-right and neo-Nazi parties across Europe, like Greece’s Golden Dawn and Hungary’s Jobbik, European campaigners have said. Anti-racism activists from France and Greece addressed the Unite Against Fascism conference this weekend, warning [...]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 29th January 2013

Europe Radio clip – BBC: Beyond Belief. ‘Ernie Rea and guests discuss the reasons behind rising anti-semitism in Europe. A survey published last year revealed that 24% of the French population holds anti semitic views. The figure for Hungary is 63%. In Spain 72% of the people are willing to admit that they are anti Jew. [...]

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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 19.09.12

Germany: Der Spiegel: Germany is contemplating preventing the far-right party Pro Deutschland from ‘publicly screening the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” in Berlin in November.’ The majority of ‘German media commentators said that even though the 14-minute film is disgusting rubbish, its screening should not be prohibited because it would breach the right to freedom of [...]

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Europe Tracker 14.09.12

Montreal Gazette: A senior German domestic intelligence official has resigned following the German domestic intelligence agencies (BfV) previous knowledge of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU) member, Uwe Mundlos. Volker Limburg, the head of the BfV, is the fourth official to step down after two other regional intelligence chiefs and the head of the [...]

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Dutch election results – international media reaction

The turnout in yesterday’s parliamentary election was the lowest since 1998 with 73.8%. The results with 95% of votes having been counted so far are: VVD 41 PvdA 39 PVV 15 SP 15 CDA 13 D66 12 CU 5 GL 3 SGP 3 PvdD 3 50+ 2. Here is some of the reaction from the international [...]

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Europe Tracker 12.09.12

***Dutch elections today*** Today marks the ‘day of reckoning’ for the political parties in the Netherlands as they face their parliamentary elections. The latest average polls from Electionista predict the outcome as follows: “VVD 35 seats, PvdA 35, SP 21, PVV 18, CDA 12, D66 12, CU 6, GL 4, PvdD 3, SGP 2, 50Plus [...]

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Europe Tracker 11.09.12

Der Spiegel: The Jewish Abraham Geiger theological college in Potsdam advises its student Rabbis not to wear their kippah head covering, or speak Hebrew in public. Jewish identity still feels insecure in modern Germany. The debate over the banning of circumcision has lead to the accusation that “Jews were hurting and traumatizing their children by [...]

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