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News from Western Europe, Monday 27th May 2013

AUSTRIA Comment – Policy Network: New political conflict and the radical right in Austria. ‘Austria’s two mainstream political parties have seen their total vote share almost cut in half over the last two decades as new political conflict lines emerge over immigration, EU integration and political trust. A new study shows that the radical right has […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 19th April 2013

The Telegraph: Abu Qatada could still be prosecuted in UK, Home Secretary signals. ‘Theresa May said Scotland Yard and prosecutors are still investigating whether they can bring charges against the hate cleric over potentially illegal comments. Qatada was detained last month for allegedly breaching his bail conditions imposed as he tries to fight deportation to Jordan.’ […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 11th March 2013

The Telegraph: Abu Qatada to return to prison after ‘bail breach’. ‘UK Border Agency officials arrested Qatada on Friday, days ahead of the Government’s latest deportation bid in court, following raids by the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism unit. Mr Justice Irwin, chairman of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), today refused to grant Qatada bail […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 11th February 2013

Video: BBC News: BNP and far-right parties could lose European funding. ‘The BNP and other far-right parties in Europe could lose their funding from Europe after a move from socialist, liberal and green MEPs. Nick Griffin said it was “monstrous” that his party may lose funding, while socialists look set to carry on getting EU money.’ […]

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Western Europe Tracker 30.11.12

France Reuters: France’s National Front smells opportunity as rivals feud. ‘France’s far-right National Front party celebrated a fourfold increase in requests for membership on Thursday as a feud convulsed its main right-wing rival the UMP. UMP leadership contenders accuse one another of fraud in an internal election and the party now risks a permanent split just months […]

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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 23.11.12

France France 24: UMP leadership battle: soap opera-turned-vaudeville. ‘Nicolas Sarkozy’s party is in disarray amid a bitter leadership battle to replace him. The French press reports on François Fillon’s move to contest rival Jean-François Copé’s win. The consensus is that it is a major fiasco that plays into the hands of Marine Le Pen’s far-right […]

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Western Europe Tracker 22.11.12

France Gulf Times: French conservatives battered, but not broken. ‘And the actual winner of the race to succeed Nicolas Sarkozy as the leader of the French right was … Nicolas Sarkozy? Marine Le Pen? Even Francois Hollande? Looking on with glee is Marine Le Pen’s far right National Front, which has made no secret of […]

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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 16.11.12

Europe Analysis: Europe in protest: anti-austerity marches spread. ‘Hundreds of thousands of Europeans mounted one of the biggest co-ordinated anti-austerity protests across the continent on Wednesday, marching against German-orchestrated cuts as the eurozone is poised to move back into recession. Millions took part in Europe-wide strikes, and in city after city along the debt-encrusted Mediterranean […]

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