About: far right

Elections 08-04-2022

Pécresse will not urge voters to pick Macron in final round

French right-wing candidate Valérie Pécresse said on Friday (8 April) she will not tell voters who to pick in the second round of the presidential election should she fail to make it past the first one on Sunday (10 April) - a surprising move for a party that has always urged voters to block the far-right.
Elections 28-03-2022

In Guadeloupe, Le Pen faces violence she thought belonged to the past

Marine Le Pen, the far-right French presidential candidate, was forcefully challenged when she visited the French West Indies over the weekend (26-27 March). EURACTIV France reports.
Europe's East 24-02-2022

French candidates condemn Russia as Macron speaks of European ‘unity’

French politicians, including all candidates in the presidential race, unanimously condemned Russia's military strike against Ukraine on Thursday (24 February). President Emmanuel Macron said that Europe will respond "in unity" to Russia’s “act of war”. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 16-02-2022

Elections 2022: France’s two far-right camps explained

France's far-right parties have never been so powerful in the polls as they are now, yet the wars being waged within the two biggest camps risk jeopardising the chances of their candidates reaching the second round in the presidential elections. EURACTIV France looks into what distinguishes their electorates.
Elections 25-01-2022

Portugal’s flourishing far right target Roma ahead of vote

Portugal's far-right Chega party has adopted a harsh line against the country's Roma population ahead of Sunday's snap election, accusing the community of welfare benefits abuse and crime.
Elections 12-01-2022

Le Pen wants EU to be ‘association of free nations’

After the defeat in the 2017 French presidential election, Marine Le Pen's right-wing Rassemblement National renewed its discourse about Europe, aiming to appeal to a wider electorate, but it is uncertain if this shift will give Le Pen a shot at winning the keys to the Elysée Palace in April
Elections 04-01-2022

Trump praises Hungary’s Orbán in pre-election letter

Former US president Donald Trump on Monday (3 January) enthusiastically backed the reelection of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, a hardline hero who has been accused of creeping authoritarianism.
Elections 27-12-2021

Poland says Germany wants to turn EU into ‘Fourth Reich’

The head of Poland's ruling party Jarosław said on Friday (24 December) that Germany was trying to turn the European Union into a federal "German Fourth Reich".
Global Europe 20-12-2021

Chile’s Boric seals leftist revival with election win

Chilean leftist Gabriel Boric won the country's presidential runoff election on Sunday (19 December), capping a major revival for the country's progressive left that has been on the rise since widespread protests roiled the Andean country two years ago.
Elections 06-12-2021

Zemmour promises ‘reconquest’ at huge Paris rally

French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour promised on Sunday (5 December) a “reconquest” against decades of decline at his first political rally, as scuffles with anti-racism protesters broke out on its fringes. “If I win this election, it won’t be...
Non-discrimination 02-11-2021

Foreign ambassadors slam attack on LGBTQ centre in Bulgaria

Eleven foreign ambassadors in Bulgaria condemned on Monday (1 November) a weekend attack on an LGBTQ community centre that activists said was led by a nationalist candidate in the 4 November presidential vote.

Greek justice under fire after releasing convicted neo-Nazi

A decision by the Public Prosecutor to release from prison senior neo-Nazi Golden Dawn militant George Patelis has caused unrest in Greece. It has so far been the third early release of a Golden Dawn convict, raising questions over the integrity of the Greek justice system.
Elections 11-10-2021

Italian police arrest far-right party officials after anti-vax riot

Italian police said on Sunday (10 October) they had arrested 12 people, including top officials of the extreme right-wing party Forza Nuova, following clashes in Rome against a government drive to make the COVID-19 "Green Pass" mandatory for all workers
Elections 23-09-2021

Czech far right sets ‘Czexit’ referendum law as price for post-vote talks

The far-right SPD party, which may play a role in forming a new Czech government next month, would demand the cabinet propose legislation that could lead to a referendum on leaving the European Union, party chief Tomio Okamura said.
Future EU 23-07-2021

Kaczynski and Putin’s alliance without friendship

It is wrong to assume that Europe's far-right are divided in their attitudes to Putin's Russia, writes Maciej Kisilowski.
Non-discrimination 02-06-2021

ECHR rules against Romania over LGBT complaint

Europe's top court on Tuesday (1 June) condemned Romania for having failed to either prevent or prosecute the disruption by far-right protesters of a film screening held by an LGBT group.
Global Europe 27-05-2021

Swiss scrap talks with EU on cooperation deal

Switzerland on Wednesday (26 May) called off years of talks with the European Union aimed at sealing a cooperation agreement with Bern's largest trading partner, in a move which angered Brussels.
Politics 20-05-2021

Bizarre case fuels concerns of right-wing extremism in the German army

A German soldier who allegedly plotted to attack prominent politicians while posing as a Syrian refugee will go on trial from Thursday (20 May) in a bizarre case fuelling concerns over right-wing extremism.
Global Europe 23-04-2021

EU urges Swiss ‘compromise’ to break deal impasse

European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen called for "flexibility" as talks with Switzerland's president on Friday (23 April) failed to make a breakthrough towards sealing a long-delayed cooperation agreement.
Elections 22-04-2021

Controversial far-right posters ignite Madrid election campaign

Spain's far-right VOX party has ignited the campaign for Madrid's upcoming regional election with a series of controversial posters taking aim at social benefits received by unaccompanied minors who arrive as migrants. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Europe's East 24-03-2021

Ukraine sanctions French MEPs for visiting Crimea

Ukraine has imposed sanctions on two dozen Russian officials and three French members of the European Parliament who visited Russian-annexed Crimea without Kyiv's permission.
Elections 05-03-2021

Hungary PM wants to create new European right-wing ‘force’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday (5 March) called for the creation of a new European right-wing force for "our type of people" who want to protect their families and homeland.
Future EU 26-02-2021

EPP silent over Orban’s flirt with nationalist Brothers of Italy

Europe's biggest political group, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), has declined to comment on a letter of support Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbàn sent to Italy’s nationalist party Brothers of Italy, member of another political family, where he cites their shared "Christian and conservative values".
Elections 26-01-2021

Kallas becomes Estonia’s first female PM, far right out of government

Kaja Kallas of the Reform party (Renew Europe) became Estonia's first female prime minister on Monday (25 January) after parliament approved her nomination following predecessor Jüri Ratas' resignation over an inquiry into a property development.