Tag Archives: Finland

Western Europe Tracker 17.12.12

Finland The Weekly Standard: Fight for the Finnish. ‘He won more votes than any other candidate in Finland’s 2011 parliamentary election, and the maverick party he leads is a profound embarrassment to the current eurozone regime, but there’s something refreshingly down-to-earth about Timo Soini’ France Video – Al Jazeera: Marine Le Pen: The threat of radical Islam. [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 27.11.12

France Al Arabiya News: French Muslims face job discrimination: Stanford study. ‘Muslim French citizens face job discrimination compared to their Christian peers who receive two-and-a-half times more opportunities with equal qualifications, concluded a new research conducted by Stanford political science professor David Laitin. Meanwhile, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called for a ban to [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 2.11.12

Europe RoundNews: Unemployment Rises Extensively in Euro zone. ‘Due to unemployment among youth, the countries in Euro zone are at high risk of crime. Moreover, it can cause social and economic instability in the Euro countries It has also led to the increase of the number of political parties with extremism and parties with aims [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 02.11.12

Czech Republic: Prague Daily Monitor: Far-right leader Vandas pulls out from presidential race. ‘Tomas Vandas, leader of the Czech far-right Workers’ Party of Social Justice (DSSS), has given up his candidature for the presidential election, Vandas said yesterday. Vandas said the petition for his support had been signed by 39,126 Czechs. He said he was considering lodging a [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 31.10.12

Finland YLE: Foreign Affairs Committee puts NY trip on hold. ‘Finland’s Foreign Affairs Committee has been forced to put its planned trip to the United States on hold because of the Hurricane Sandy storm. The Committee was due to fly to New York on Wednesday. Finns Party leader Timo Soini, who chairs the Committee, had [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 30.10.12

Europe The Christian Science Monitor: Is Europe really on the brink? ‘Europe’s biggest crisis in the postwar era is not just about the economy. It’s about a search for identity – and a rationale for staying unified. In America, the crisis is largely viewed as an economic story channeled through CNBC and Bloomberg – as [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 29.10.12

France The Guardian: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: the new face of the French right. ‘At 22, she is France’s youngest ever MP. Her grandfather, Jean-Marie, founded the rightwing Front National and came second in the 2002 presidential race. Her aunt succeeded him as party leader last year. Now Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is the newest face of [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 26.10.12

Research – European Political Science Review: Internal variation in stateless nations’ national movements. ‘Variation in secessionism among sub-state nationalists is part of one of the great puzzles of ethnic politics. Sub-state national movements tend to bifurcate and, at times, trifurcate, into two or three basic nationalist orientations: independentist nationalism, autonomist nationalism (and its sub-variants), and federalist [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 25.10.12

Germany Bloomberg News: Holocaust Memorial for Roma, Sinti Opens After Delays. ‘German Chancellor Angela Merkel today inaugurated a Berlin memorial dedicated to the Roma and Sinti people murdered by the Nazis, three years later than scheduled and 67 years after the end of World War II. Hundreds of thousands were persecuted as “gypsies” between 1933 [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 24.10.12

Europe Comment The Moscow News: Will EU grow via secession? ‘Five years ago, when Europe was debating whether to recognize Kosovo’s independence, Russia warned against opening a Pandora’s Box: revising one country’s borders would trigger the rise of more and more independent states. At the time, President Vladimir Putin reminded Europeans about their own restive [...]

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