Tag Archives: French Front National (FN

News from Western Europe, Monday 20th May 2013

EUROPE Video – RT: Too Far-Right: Neo-Nazism nourished by crisis in Europe. ‘Europe’s financial troubles are said to be fueling far-right movements across the bloc, including within its largest economy. Neo-Nazi activists are preparing to march in Germany later today, amid accusations the country’s authorities have underestimated the extremist threat.’ Video – BBC News: EU survey sparks […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 20th March 2013

EUROPE Comment – The Monkey Cage: Culture and European Integration. ‘Gideon Rachman argues in the Financial Times that cultural differences between Northern and Southern Europe remain at the root of the problems facing the European Union: The bigger problem remains, however, the gap in trust and political cultures between northern and southern Europe. Back before […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 26th February 2013

FRANCE France 24: Video claims French family kidnapped by Boko Haram. ‘Islamist abductors claiming to be Boko Haram say they are responsible for last week’s kidnapping of a French family in northern Cameroon, in a short video posted on YouTube on Monday.’ PressTV: Boko Haram denies abducting French family in Cameroon. ‘Nigerian militant group Boko […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 15th February 2013

EUROPE  Video – Euronews: Right wing, right here, right now. ‘Is a new form of right-wing politics sweeping Europe? Beyond terrorist attacks and lone wolves like Norway’s Anders Bering Brevik, support for extreme political parties is on the rise.’ BELGIUM  Flanders News: UNESCO condemns “SS officers” at Aalst Carnival. ‘The United Nations’ cultural organisation UNESCO has reacted sharply […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 13th February 2013

The Telegraph: Convicted terrorist ‘used bomb-making chemicals to treat his warts’. ‘The chemicals were uncovered in a bedroom at his mum’s Sheffield home after he left a hoax bomb on a bus in 2007. Roddis was jailed in 2008, but released early in January 2011. He is now on trial at the Old Bailey, accused of […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 11th February 2013

France BBC News: France probes suspects ‘linked to African jihadists’. ‘A French judge has opened criminal proceedings against four men suspected of links with Islamist militant networks in west Africa. The four, who were detained in the Paris area on Tuesday, are being investigated for possible “association with a terrorist enterprise”. France24: French Communist Party drops hammer and […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 7th February 2013

Europe New York Times: Corruption Undermining Democracy in Europe. ‘Thorbjorn Jagland has made the fight against corruption his big challenge. As secretary general of the Council of Europe, a governmental group that was founded in 1949 to promote human rights on the Continent, he knows about corruption firsthand. Since the fall of Communism, the council has […]

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Western Europe Tracker 19.12.12

General Interview – Deutsche Welle: ‘Stigmatization of migrants must stop’. ‘This year on International Migrants Day, the number of migrants worldwide is higher than ever. Still, attitudes remain ill-informed, says Jean-Philippe Chauzy from the International Organization for Migration.’ France France24: For Marine Le Pen, “there are two losers” to the UMP and no crisis. ‘The president of […]

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Beginner’s guide to new groups on Britain’s far right

With the rapid decline in the British National Party’s (BNP) electoral fortunes, and with the English Defence League now counting their demonstrators in the hundreds as supposed to the thousands (did you see our survey?), it may look as though Britain’s far-right has gone quiet. The failure of the far right to capitalise on the […]

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The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe and the Jews

It may strike many as bizarre that Israel’s UN ambassador Ron Prossor was pictured in November 2011 with Front National (FN) leader Marine le Pen at a reception at the French Mission in New York, in view of the multiple convictions of her father, previous FN leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, for inciting antisemitism. This episode demonstrates […]

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