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CYPUS | Nazi party enters Greek-Cypriot parliament

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 18:59 | Source: HOPE not hate/Greek Helsinki Monitor |

From Panayote Dimitras for Greek Helsinki Monitor in Athens The near-victory of the extreme-right in the Austrian presidential elections on 22 May overshadowed the results of the elections for the 56 Greek-Cypriot seats in the divided island’s parliament that saw a first ever success for the nazi ELAM (National People’s Front) ...
CYPRUS | Right-wing gains in Cyprus vote may provide spur for peace process: analysts

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 09:34 | Source: Reuters | Click here for original article

The success in Cyprus's parliamentary elections of a far-right party opposing the island's fragile peace process should spur on those aiming for a deal this year before more momentum is lost, analysts said. The right-wing ELAM party took two seats in the 56-member chamber in the Greek Cypriot parliamentary elections on ...
AUSTRIA | Van der Bellen is the new president of Austria

Monday, 23 May 2016, 17:01 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Martin Jordan in Vienna Alexander van der Bellen has won the Austrian presidential election in a dramatic finish with only 31,026 votes (0.6%) ahead of far right Freedom Party (FPÖ) candidate Norbert Hofer. It is the narrowest win ever in a presidential election since the end of World War II and ...
AUSTRIA | Austria far-right narrowly loses poll, electing Van der Bellen president

Monday, 23 May 2016, 15:33 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of state, the BBC has been told. Mr Hofer led narrowly after Sunday's election but postal votes counted on Monday gave Mr Van der Bellen victory. Mr Van der Bellen campaigned ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian Presidential election will be decided by postal votes

Sunday, 22 May 2016, 20:28 | HOPE not hate |

From Martin Jordan in Vienna After a very polarising election campaign for the Presidency of Austria, the outcome remains unclear even after Election Day. The preliminary results show the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) candidate Norbert Hofer ahead ,with 51.9%, of the former chairman of the Green Party, Alexander van der Bellen, ...
AUSTRIA | Austria could elect EU's first far-right president as country heads to the polls

Sunday, 22 May 2016, 13:38 | Source: Independent | Click here for original article

Austria could elect its first far-right head of state since World War Two today. Norbert Hofer, of the right-wing Freedom Party, is vying with independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, backed by the Greens, to become the country’s next president. Candidates supported by the dominant Social Democratic party and centrist People’s Party ...
AUSTRIA | Fear of migrants and loathing of elites drive a small Austrian town to far right

Sunday, 22 May 2016, 13:28 | Source: The Guardian | Click here for original article

Anyone who wants a glimpse of what kind of country Austria might turn into after this weekend’s presidential elections could do worse than visit the town of Wels in Upper Austria. A majority vote tonight for Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) would not only confront the EU with ...
FRANCE | Fascists hold European confab in Paris

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 11:40 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Jean-Yves Camus in Paris On 7 May, a very particular crowd of around 150 “tourists” cruised on the river Seine. They had indeed travelled from abroad, with a political agenda, that of the Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) and its member groups. The event was named “Second European Forum” ...
EUROPE | "The EU is financing a nazi terror group"

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 23:05 | Source: EXPO | Click here for original article

The Greek parliament has frozen all funding to Golden Dawn, which is suspected of murder and assaults on migrants. At the same time the European Parliament is granting hundreds of thousands of euros to party organizations which include Golden Dawn representatives.

"The EU is funding a nazi terror group which is ...
EUROPE | EU to review party subsidies in bid to halt money flow to fascists

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 23:02 | Source: EXPO | Click here for original article

Following revelations by Expo that millions of euros in EU subsidies have been granted to fascist and nazi party organizations, the subsidies are now being reviewed by the European Parliament's constitutional committee, as demanded by 280 lawmakers. 
"After Expo reported on the financing I pushed the alarm button, and this ...
HUNGARY | Hungary to hold anti-migrant referendum

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 18:10 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | Click here for original article

After Prime Minister Viktor Orbán questioned the masculinity of Jobbik leader Gábor Vona in Parliament on Monday, and suggested that Jobbik should stop trying to impress the European Union by striking a more moderate tone as of late, both Fidesz and Jobbik voted in favour of holding a referendum on ...
EUROPE | MEPs Call On European Parliament To Stop Funding Neo-Nazis

Friday, 6 May 2016, 00:24 | Source: EU Today | Click here for original article

Several MEPs have urged the European Parliament to stop paying a €600,000 (£474,250) grant to an alliance of far-right, anti-EU groups. The rules say that blocking the cash is only possible if 25% of the parliament’s 751 MEPs, from at least three political groups, request it. Critics call the Alliance for Peace ...
SWEDEN | Woman who defied 300 neo-Nazis at Swedish rally speaks of anger

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 15:21 | Source: Guardian | Click here for original article

Tess Asplund stands with raised fist opposite protesters from the Nordic Resistance Movement in Borlänge. Photograph: David Lagerlöf/Expo/TT News Agency/Press Association Images The lone protest of a woman defying a march of 300 uniformed neo-Nazis is set to become an iconic image of resistance to the rise of the far-right ...