About: Udo Voigt

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.
Languages & Culture 04-12-2014

Literature in the era of populism

SPECIAL REPORT: The European Union Literature Prize promotes the notions of diversity and tolerance at the core of the European project. Its challenge is to continue to champion those values in the face of resurgent populism.

Neo-Nazi’s EU Parliament appointment ‘ultimate insult’ to Jews

Jewish leaders worldwide have called on the European Union to introduce minimum election thresholds for the European Parliament after a neo-Nazi took a seat on its Civil Liberties Committee.
EU Elections 2014 07-07-2014

Neo-Nazi takes seat on Parliament Civil Liberties Committee, Schulz furious (updated)

European Parliament President Martin Schulz, anti-racism campaigners and Jewish organisations are outraged that a neo-Nazi MEP has taken a seat on the Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee.
Global Europe 26-06-2014

Russia counts on EU ‘friends’ to avert further sanctions

Russia has stepped up its efforts to consolidate ties with governments and forces in EU countries sympathetic to Moscow, for historic or economic reasons, or both. The EURACTIV network reports.
Anti-Nazi demonstrators in Berlin block a demonstration by the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD). April 2014 [Mike Herbst/Flickr]
EU Elections 2014 16-05-2014

European debut for Germany’s ‘dying’ extreme right?

For the first time, right-wing extremists could win a seat in the European Parliament with a campaign driven by deep-seated hate for "the gypsies" and "the Brussels EU-Moloch". But it is the EU itself, which could save the party from ruin. EURACTIV Germany reports.