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Future EU 28-05-2018

AfD demonstrators outnumbered by opponents in Berlin

Some 5,000 supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) marched through the streets of Berlin on Sunday (27 May), but they were heavily outnumbered by anti-AfD demonstrations.
Elections 02-02-2018

Polish lawmakers back Holocaust bill, drawing Israeli outrage, US concern

Polish lawmakers approved a bill yesterday (1 February) that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust, drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel, which denounced "any attempt to challenge historical truth".
Elections 30-06-2017

Trans-Europe Express: Gay marriage and the German elections

Call it the Merkel tack. “For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together. That is my concept, but I support civil partnerships,” she told YouTube vlogger Le Floid, AKA Florian Mundt, in July 2014.

Neo-Nazi issues death threat to Austrian presidential hopeful

A death threat by an apparent neo-Nazi on Twitter has prompted Austria's independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen to reinforce his personal security with members of the police special forces, a spokesman said on Wednesday (October 12).
Elections 29-04-2016

Pro-Nazi nostalgia flourishes under new Croatia government

"Nostalgia" for a pro-Nazi past, spurning of ethnic minorities and pressure on the press: Croatian activists say an alarming climate of intolerance is taking hold under a new conservative government.
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.
Elections 07-03-2016

Slovakia turns unpredictable ahead of its EU presidency

The Smer-Social Democrats (Smer-SD) party of Prime Minister Robert Fico lost its majority and will have difficulties forming a coalition government, following elections held on 5 March. The new parliament will be extremely fragmented, with neo-Nazi and protest parties present, leading to speculation about early elections.  EURACTIV Slovakia reports.
Central Europe 14-12-2015

Hungary to honour WWII anti-Semite

A US envoy said yesterday (13 December) Washington was shocked by plans to erect a statue of Bálint Hóman, who contributed to murderous anti-Semitism in Hungary in the 1930s and 40s.

Germany one step closer to banning right-wing party

They are often referred to as Nazis, and in 2003, German lawmakers failed in an attempt to outlaw the party. But now, it seems more likely that the extremist NPD will get banned. EURACTIV Germany reports.

‘They’ll think we are the enemy’: Refugees in Germany fear backlash

Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Germany fear that the attacks in Paris could further shift public opinion against the Berlin government's welcoming asylum policy.
Languages & Culture 24-08-2015

Swedish tolerance questioned as attacks on migrants rise

A series of attacks on beggars and Roma has highlighted a dark side to a country considered a bastion of tolerance, but where the far right has been gaining support by claiming society is under threat from immigrants.
Elections 15-06-2015

As election nears, Danish parties vow tighter immigration rules

Little over a week before a parliamentary election, in which the right-wing Danish People's Party (DF) has a chance of entering a governing coalition, immigration has become a hot topic and the party's rhetoric on curbing foreigners coming to Denmark has been adopted by mainstream parties.

Le Pen angry at father for defending ‘gas chamber’ comment

Tensions between French National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie worsened on Thursday as the 86-year-old founder of the far-right party defended having described Nazi gas chambers as a "detail of history".
Europe's East 01-04-2015

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party challenges for power

The Hungarian far-right leader Gabor Vona, founder of a since-disbanded paramilitary group who made a career vilifying the Roma, has cleaned up his previously hardline image.
Global Europe 23-03-2015

Russia hosts far-right gathering

Representatives of about a dozen far-right groups from across Europe gathered in Russia yesterday (22 March) for a pro-Kremlin conference, as concern swirls over Moscow's alleged attempts to court extremists on the continent.

German refugee centres face drastic rise in extremist attacks

The number of violent attacks on refugee centres in Germany increased in 2014 compared to the previous year, with analysts indicating connections to the anti-Muslim Pegida movement, and beyond. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 02-02-2015

Germany’s AfD founder reclaims control of populist party

The founder of the upstart Alternative for Germany (AfD) strengthened his control of the far right party that has been stealing votes from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives with a withering attack on his co-leaders.
Elections 23-01-2015

Golden Dawn campaigns from prison, says will win

Nearly three years since entering parliament after rousing rallies and food handouts, Greece's far-right Golden Dawn is running a much quieter campaign for Sunday's election (25 January) from a high-security prison.

Merkel vows to fight intolerance at Berlin rally

A day after anti-Islam protesters marched in record numbers in Dresden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government would do everything in its power to fight intolerance, calling discrimination based on religious faith "humanly reprehensible".
Languages & Culture 13-01-2015

Germany rocked by anti-Islamist and pro-immigration demonstrations

A record 25,000 anti-Islamist protesters marched through the east German city of Dresden on Monday (12 January), many holding banners with anti-immigrant slogans, and held a minute's silence for the victims of last week's attacks in France.

Germany’s right-wing populists join hands with anti-Islamist Pegida

After a joint meeting between representatives from the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the anti-Islamist Pegida movement, the two groups seem to have found common ground. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Security 08-01-2015

German extremists say Paris attack shows Islamist threat

Anti-immigrant groups in Germany seized on Wednesday's deadly attack in Paris, with leaders of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and nationalist PEGIDA movement saying it showed the threat of Islamist violence.
Central Europe 05-01-2015

Turmoil in Eurosceptic AfD party could help Merkel

A battle for control of the German Eurosceptic upstart Alternative for Germany (AfD) exposed deep ideological rifts at the weekend within a party that has been stealing votes from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Bernd Lucke, one of the key founders of the Eurosceptic Alternative  for Germany party, speaks in Berlin. [Carlos Pinguin/Flickr]

AfD supporters lean towards xenophobia and fascism, research says

Germany’s middle-class is shifting rightwards, according to a study by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, finding Eurosceptic AfD’s followers in particular supporting right-wing extremist and chauvinist ways of thinking. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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