About: extreme right

Future EU 26-03-2019

Discrete launch of cooperation between French and German parliament members

This Franco-German project, criticised by the French extreme right, was launched in Paris on Monday (25 March). The new chamber aims to facilitate exchange, not political decision-making. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 08-08-2018

Pro-EU platform calls for citizen engagement, debate, to respond to populism

While Eurosceptic populists team up ahead of the European elections in attempt to turn them into a referendum over the EU’s very existence, civil society is now calling on progressive forces to come together to defend the bloc.

Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday (23 April).

Austria plans to put immigration and borders at heart of EU presidency

Austria plans to use its upcoming presidency of the European Union this year to shift the bloc's focus from resettling refugees within the EU towards keeping further waves of migrants outside the bloc's external borders, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday (9 March).
Elections 15-09-2017

Austria’s ‘Wunderwuzzi’ on course for election win at just 31

Tall, tanned and only 31, Austria's rising political star Sebastian Kurz oozed confidence as he strode to blaring pop music into Graz's main square -- seemingly with good reason.
Elections 10-07-2017

Hungarian hard right launches new anti-liberal, racist movement

Hundreds of Hungarian right-wing militants gathered in a Budapest suburb on Saturday (8 July) to launch a new political movement they hope will run in next year's parliamentary elections on a ticket that includes open racism.
Elections 26-05-2017

Slovak prosecutor moves to ban far-right party

Slovakia’s prosecutor general has asked the Supreme Court to ban a far-right party, branding it an extremist group whose activities violate the constitution. EURACTIV Slovakia reports.
Central Europe 08-03-2017

Survey: Polish youth support the radical right

Poland's mainstream parties are increasingly out of tune with voters, according to a new survey. Unsurprisingly, the most popular ones hail from the far right, and, unfortunately, own the youth vote, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.
Elections 10-11-2016

Europe’s extreme right leaders revel in Trump’s victory

Europe's nationalist and extreme right wing parties have reacted with glee to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
Global Europe 02-11-2016

Haunted by asylum centre fire, divided Austrian town prepares to vote

A group of men sip beers in Altenfelden's Barolo bar, remembering the night this summer when attackers set fire to the town's refugee centre before a single migrant had moved in.
Global Europe 26-09-2016

Commission deplores Swiss canton referendum

The Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino voted decisively yesterday (25 September) in favour of tougher controls on foreign workers. The European Commission deplored this development, which arrives at a time when a solution is sought to keep alive the EU-Switzerland Free Movement of Persons agreement.

The National Front: A family affair?

French newspaper Libération has teamed up with the Jean Jaurès foundation, a think tank, and the communications agency Netscouade to launch an observatory of the National Front, to look into the reasons behind the party’s growth and recent success. EURACTIV France reports.

Germany treads cautiously in court case to ban far-right party

In his decade as a neo-Nazi skinhead in eastern Germany, Manuel Bauer says he beat up foreigners and disabled people, stabbed a cigarette in the eye of a 12-year-old boy and assaulted a Muslim man and his pregnant German wife.
Elections 24-05-2016

Austria’s close shave with the extreme right

Austria's next President, the Green-backed independent Alexander Van de Bellen, edged out FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer in a tight second round vote, which saw one of Europe’s strongest nationalist parties triumph in rural areas and among male voters. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 02-05-2016

Geoffrey Harris: A European career between two UK referendums

Geoffrey Harris, an old hand in the European Parliament, started his career just after the European Communities membership referendum, and will retire days before the Brexit referendum. In a wide-ranging interview, he tells of people and events that made EU history.
28-04-2016

National Front tries to block tighter checks on assistants’ pay

The National Front has moved to block any strengthening of the rules regarding the employment of MEPs’ assistants, even as the party is being investigated for abusing EU funds. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 28-04-2016

AfD readies for congress, banks on Islamophobia

Germany's right-wing populist AfD (Alternative for Germany) plans to adopt an anti-Islamic manifesto at a weekend party congress, emboldened by the rise of European anti-migrant groups like Austria's Freedom Party.

Europe can learn from its largest ethnic minority

Soon, the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture will be established in a major European city yet to be revealed. It’s time to look to us for guidance, solutions, and inspiration, writes Ethel Brooks.
Economy & Jobs 23-03-2016

National Front MEP to speak on ‘economic patriotism’ in Moscow

The French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has broken a taboo by inviting a National Front politician to be a guest speaker at an event in Moscow. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 14-03-2016

Merkel suffers blow in regional elections, while right-wing AfD surges

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered a major setback in key state polls yesterday (13 March) over her liberal refugee policy, while the right-wing populist AfD recorded a surge as it scooped up support from angry voters.
EU Priorities 2020 03-03-2016

Golden Dawn thugs disrupt European Parliament meeting

EXCLUSIVE / Golden Dawn thugs, led by two Greek nationalist MEPs, disrupted an event held in the European Parliament yesterday (2 March), screaming at those present to “shut up” and leaving them “frozen with fear”.
EU Priorities 2020 02-03-2016

National Front’s voting errors raise questions of competence

MEPs from France's National Front have corrected 988 voting errors since July 2014, seven times more than members of the French Socialists or the British Conservatives. EURACTIV France reports.

Barnier: The EU is at risk of disintegration

Michel Barnier, former Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, now Special Counsellor for Defence Policy to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, said on Wednesday (1 December) that he saw a serious risk of the EU disintegrating.

Polish extreme right bares its teeth

Polish far-right organized demonstrations on Saturday (26 September), against the background of the refugee crisis. They succeeded in holding demonstrations in several big cities, but turnout was low. EURACTIV Poland reports.

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