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HUNGARY | Hungary’s refugee referendum: a shameful charade

Friday, 30 September 2016, 11:15 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Bernard Rorke in Budapest This Sunday, Hungarians go to the polls to vote on the referendum question: “Do you want the European Union to be able to order the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without parliament’s consent?” This referendum marks a new low for a regime steeped in ...
HUNGARY | New poll spells trouble for Orbán ahead of Hungary’s referendum

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 17:43 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | Click here for original article

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s national referendum against so-called EU-wide “migrant quotas”, scheduled for October 2nd, will likely be invalid, with fewer than 50% of eligible voters casting ballots. The Medián polling firm–perhaps the most reputable pollster in Hungary–was commissioned by the hvg.hu news site to conduct a poll less than ...
HUNARY | Amnesty slams Hungary’s migrant ‘abuse’ ahead of vote

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 17:37 | Source: alarabiya.net | Click here for original article

Amnesty International on Tuesday denounced Hungary’s right-wing government for “deliberately” mistreating asylum seekers and whipping up anti-migrant fears ahead of a national vote on the EU’s troubled refugee relocation plan. “Against the backdrop of a toxic referendum campaign, poisonous anti-refugee rhetoric is reaching fever pitch,” the international rights group said in ...
HUNGARY | Hungary’s referendum: an expensive farce

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 17:33 | Source: Financial Times | Click here for original article

Viktor Szigetvári Viktor Orbán’s illiberal administration is preparing for a national referendum next Sunday, October 2. Supposedly, it’s all about the migration crisis: the Hungarian people will be asked, in a confusing and misleading question, whether they agree to the European Union forcing the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarians in Hungary against the ...
GERMANY | Dresden counters right-wing extremism following bomb attacks

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 17:23 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Ten year-old Ibrahim runs excitedly out of the mosque and looks around curiously to see what is happening outside the door of his house. A lot has been going on since an explosive device was detonated on Monday night outside the mosque where he also lives. Neighbors have been stopping ...
GERMANY | Pegida take to Dresden streets - to march against Pegida

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 20:24 | Source: thelocal.de | Source: https://www.thelocal.de/20160927/pegida-take-to-dresden-streets-to-march-against-pegidahttps://www.thelocal.de/20160927/pegida-take-to-dresden-streets

On Monday evening followers of the xenophobic Pegida movement marched in two factions in the capital of Saxony, brandishing fierce accusations of treason against one another. The anti-Islam Pegida movement has been marching every Monday evening in Dresden since their inception almost two years ago. But while it has until this point ...
GERMANY | AfD candidate investigated for selling Nazi-era memorabilia

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 20:05 | Source; Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Authorities said on Thursday they were investigating Rudolf Müller, a top candidate from the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), after journalists reported that his antique store in Saarbrücken contained items that possibly violated German law. Both the magazine "Stern" and public broadcaster ARD reported that Müller's shop had sold them money ...
FINLANS | Finns Rally Against Racism, Far-Right Violence

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 20:01 | Source: Newsweek | Click here for original article

Protesters take part in a demonstration against racism and far-right movements in downtown Helsinki, Finland, September 24.ATTILA CSER/REUTERS More than 15,000 people gathered in Helsinki on Saturday to protest against racism and violence, after the death of a man assaulted during a neo-Nazi rally in the city earlier this month. Following an ...
FRANCE | Far-Right bar in Lille draws protests

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 19:53 | Source: The Telegraph | Click here for original article

Hundreds of people have marched in Lille to protest against the opening of a bar and social club run by an Islamophobic and anti-immigrant far-Right youth group in the northern French city. Around 500 protesters, many of them supporters of the far-Left, marched behind banners with slogans such as “No fascists ...
FINLAND | Finland may ban neo-Nazi groups after death of man at far-right protest

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 13:53 | Source: Tell MAMA | Click here for original article

Finland may outlaw neo-Nazi groups after an assault at a far-right protest resulted in a man’s death. Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen will raise the prospect of a ban with the prosecutor general’s office, according to Yle news. But days earlier, Kolehmainen had acknowleged that any ban could prove problematic as members ...