Tag Archives: neo-Nazism

News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 24th January 2013

Austria Reuters: Austrian far-right leader wants vote on exiting euro – report. ‘The leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) has called for a referendum on whether the country should give up the euro currency and said leaving the European Union was a possibility, according to an interview in Oesterreich newspaper. Saying he was inspired [...]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Europe Research – Counterpoint: Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: Greece and the Netherlands. ‘Today Counterpoint launches two new pamphlets on populism – in Greece and in the Netherlands – as part of the “Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals” project, supported by the Open Society Foundations. This second phase of the project aims to draw an in-depth picture of [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 17th January 2013

Austria Haaretz: Austrian neo-Nazi sentenced to nine years in jail for website glorifying Nazism. ‘An Austrian court has sentenced a leading neo-Nazi figure to nine years in jail for his role in launching an extreme-right website that glorified Nazism. Gottfried Kuessel, 54, had denied any wrongdoing and told the court he had turned over a new [...]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 15th January 2013

Austria World Jewish Congress: Court hands nine year jail term to leading Austrian neo-Nazi. ‘A court in Vienna has sentenced Gottfried Küssel, 54, a leading neo-Nazi figure in Austria, to nine years in prison for his role in launching an extreme-right website that glorified Nazism. Küssel had denied any wrongdoing and told the court he [...]

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Why trying to ban the NPD is a stupid idea

After months of public debates, the minister presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have announced that they will seek a ban on the right-wing extremist NPD. Chancellor Merkel’s federal government, however, remains sceptical. Is this yet another instance of the Centre Right failing to stand up against extremism? I don’t think so. There is little [...]

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Europe Tracker 10.09.12

The Guardian: The Dutch Socialist Party (SP) are on target to double their seats in the September 12 election. They have campaigned against Europe and national austerity measures. On these issues, the Socialists have taken a similar stance as that taken by the far right Freedom Party (PVV). Together, they are set to take a [...]

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