About: multiculturalism

Freedom of thought 08-11-2017

Commission met religious leaders on 100th anniversary of Bolshevik revolution

The European Commission’s regular meeting with religious leaders on Tuesday (7 November) coincided with the 100th anniversary of the October Bolshevik revolution, probably the single event that left the greatest mark on the 20th Century, and one of whose major crimes was the crackdown on religion.

Central Asia 05-09-2017

Minister: Multiculturalism flourishes in Kazakhstan

Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Kazakhstan's deputy foreign minister, spoke to EURACTIV.com about nuclear disarmament, relations with the big powers and his country’s example when it comes to multiculturalism.

Freedom of thought 24-08-2017

Survey: Muslims well-integrated in Western Europe, but still face rejection

Muslims have come a long way towards integration into Western Europe, particularly in terms of language, education and work, but remain on the margins of everyday social acceptance, a study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung revealed on Thursday (24 August).

Languages & Culture 28-02-2017

Belgian mayor: ‘Discrimination and racism is anti-western’

Bart Somers is an anomaly: A well-liked Belgian mayor of international standing, who built his reputation on promoting diversity. Mechelen told EURACTIV Slovakia the secrets to his success, and why tolerance is a positive social value

Breivik ‘trying to spread his ideology from prison’

The Norwegian state, found guilty of treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" in prison, said on Wednesday (11 January) that his limited contact with the outside world was necessary because he is trying to spread his ideology from prison, including in dating adverts.

Elections 12-12-2016

Dutch populist leader rises in polls after conviction

The party of populist anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders has risen strongly in the polls since the lawmaker was tried and convicted of discrimination, according to a survey published Sunday (11 December).

Azerbaijan 14-11-2016

EU to launch negotiations for a new agreement with Azerbaijan

EU foreign ministers decided today (14 November) to start negotiating a comprehensive agreement with Azerbaijan, replacing the Association agreement proposed in 2010, which had omitted to take into account Baku’s view about the future of relations.

Armenia 03-10-2016

Pope urges ‘stable peace’ on visit to Azerbaijan

Pope Francis yesterday (2 October) called for a "stable peace" as he visited mainly Muslim Azerbaijan, several months after pushing for an end to a festering territorial feud while in arch-foe Armenia.

Armenia 30-09-2016

Azerbaijan poses as bastion against Islamophobia in Europe

The political aftermath of the refugee crisis in Europe, and the rise of far-right populism, is cause for growing concern in Azerbaijan, a country that sees itself as a bridge between the West and the Islamic world. EURACTIV reports from Baku.

Azerbaijan 28-09-2016

Aliyev says Azerbaijan stronger after referendum

The President of Azerbaijan said his country has never been stronger, more free and independent, in a speech following a referendum on constitutional reform held on Monday (26 September) and backed by over 91% of the population.

Global Europe 23-09-2016

Bokova: My advantage is multiculturalism

In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV's Editor-in-Chief, Daniela Vincenti, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and candidate for the post of UN Secretary-General, spoke of her experience and goals, as well as discussed her strengths.

Future EU 26-08-2016

Is the European Commission too white?

The controversy over France's burkini ban - struck down by an administrative court today (26 August) - has thrown the spotlight on issues of diversity, integration and multiculturalism.

Security 18-07-2016

Nice through Israeli eyes

As though on cue, Israelis are always quick to offer advice to Western allies following an Islamist terrorist attack. After Nice, EURACTIV.com News Editor Joel Schalit muses on why they do it, and what can be really learned from Israel.

Future EU 08-07-2016

Dutch far-right MP to push ‘Nexit’ despite Brexit woes

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders vowed Thursday (7 July) to press ahead with his hoped-for referendum to leave the EU despite the Brexit turmoil, and to close the Netherlands' borders to Muslim immigrants.

After the killings: We the people of the capital of Europe

After the bloodshed of 22 March, the city of Brussels must live on. Philippe Van Parijs explains how Brussels can grow stronger and why unity is now more import than ever.

Global Europe 26-01-2016

S&D appoints Special Representative for EU Muslims

Socialists & Democrats chief Gianni Pittella has appointed UK MEP Afzal Khan (Labour) as his Special Representative to Muslim Communities. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Languages & Culture 05-01-2016

Little Europe

If we want to transcend the dichotomy between regulated diversity and nationalist reaction, Europeans will have to go beyond mere tolerance. Whether or not this takes place within a common European identity is another question, argues Josh White.

Central Europe 03-06-2015

Multiculturalism doesn’t work in Hungary, says Orbán

The era of multiculturalism is over and Hungary should be spared its effects at all costs, the country's Prime Minister said on Wednesday (3 June).

Languages & Culture 19-05-2015

Azerbaijan positions itself as promoter of multiculturalism

Baku is hosting a world forum on intercultural dialogue, conveying the message that if multiculturalism was failing in some European countries, it is alive and kicking in Azerbaijan and could be an example to the world. EURACTIV reports from Baku.

Brexit 13-05-2015

Britain rejects migrant resettlement plan

The United Kingdom said on Tuesday (12 May) it would not participate in any quota scheme to distribute refugees across EU countries, preferring instead to focus its efforts on tackling traffickers.

Elections 07-02-2012

Northern League and the rise of violence in Europe: What next?

The financial crisis could provide fertile ground for xenophobic, separatist and extreme-right narratives such as the dogma of Italian Northern League, writes Giuseppe Lenzo from Durham University in Britain.

Alain Deneef
Public Affairs 31-08-2011

A new project for Brussels, Europe’s capital

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, both of which are going through severe crises. Foreign EU citizens represent a fifth of Brussels' population and an increasingly large segment of its economy. Yet they are almost absent from its political life. Can this multicultural city be a model of coexistence and integration, asks Alain Deneef, founder of the think-tank Aula Magna.

Brexit 09-08-2011

Cameron cuts short holidays as riots spread

British Prime Minister David Cameron is to cut short his Italian holiday to return to London to handle the response to escalating riots in the capital, his office said yesterday (8 August).

Norway killer in plot to trigger ‘European civil war’

A court in Norway will decide today (25 July) if the first proceedings against Anders Behring Breivik, the mass murdered who threw Norway in shock on Friday, should be open to the public. Meanwhile a 'manifesto' published online by Breivik suggests that he wants to inspire followers to wage a "crusade" against Muslims and "cultural Marxists".