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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 28.11.12

Bulgaria: On Islam: Bulgaria makes Muslim life harder. ‘A recent attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists is making the life of Bulgaria’s Muslims much harder and giving ammunition to far-right politicians to step up hostile sentiments against the sizable minority. “When things in the country do not go well, they try by creating ethnic [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 14.11.12

France The New York Times: France’s Orphaned Conservatives Seek a New Course. ‘Six months after Nicolas Sarkozy became France’s first one-term president in three decades, his bruised center-right party is badly split and, much like the Republican Party in the United States, must now decide whether to move to the right or cleave to the [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 05.11.12

Europe The Independent: Separatists gaining ground in Europe. ‘As debt-burdened European governments struggle to overcome the disparities in their still-imperfect union, old demons of regional separatism have surged anew in recent months, raising another unwelcome challenge to the continent’s traditional nation-states.’ France The Scottish Herald: Same-sex marriage will hurt French society, says cardinal. ‘A leading [...]

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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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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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Europe Tracker 07.09.12

Defence Professionals: There has been a gathering in Germany of  ”98 ministers, parliamentarians, general officers and other senior leaders from around the world”. The aim is for the participants to gain knowledge of cross-national issues such as extremist ideology. Reuters: The leader of the Dutch Liberal Party (VVD), Mark Rutte, has been stressing the so [...]

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Europe Tracker 30.08.12

Telegraph: Richard Millet, a respected French writer and editor, has caused controversy after making claims that Breivik was “without doubt what Norway deserves”. After having read Breivik’s 1,500 word manifesto, Richard Millet, while stating that he does not agree with his actions in the Norway massacre, praised his “cry of hatred for social democracy, immigration [...]

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