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FRANCE | "Le Pen can show her party really has changed"

Monday, 31 March 2014, 23:45 | Source: thelocal.fr |

The performance of France's National Front in the 2014 local elections was the most significant recent electoral breakthrough by a far-right party in all of Europe, a political expert tells The Local. Marine Le Pen's party now has a chance to prove to the French people they are a mainstream ...
SWEDEN | Nazis not welcome says mayor

Monday, 31 March 2014, 23:39 | Source:thelocal.se |

Local politicians in the town of Jönköping have asked police to retract a demonstration permit to neo-Nazis, whose march through the central Sweden town landed two people in hospital last year. The small neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes (Svenskarnas party - SVP) was last week granted a permit to march through ...
FRANCE | France's National Front hails poll breakthrough

Monday, 31 March 2014, 11:15 | Source: Various |

France's ruling Socialist Party suffered humiliating losses on a day dubbed "Black Sunday" in a local vote marked by breakthrough successes for the far-right National Front and the historic election of a first female mayor of Paris. On a day dubbed "Black Sunday" by one Socialist lawmaker, the National Front (FN) ...
FRANCE | France local elections: Socialists lose heavily - early results

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 22:33 | Source: BBC |

France's governing Socialists have suffered big losses in municipal elections, early results show, with the opposition UMP claiming victory and the far right celebrating further gains. UMP leader Jean-Francois Cope hailed what he called a "blue wave" of support for his centre-right party. The far-right National Front (FN) was heading for ...
FRANCE | French Front National eyes real power after startling gains in local elections

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 02:05 | Source: Observer |

The FN already has a new mayor and could end up in control of five towns or cities after a strong showing at the polls, with Marine Le Pen declaring 2014 'year zero' for French politics The historic city of Avignon is up for grabs. So is Perpignan, as is Fréjus ...
EUROPE | United against the European Union

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 22:53 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

EU critic and UKIP chairman, Nigel Farage, is finding fans in Germany, although the EU skeptics in the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party have ruled out collaborating with their British euroskeptic counterparts. All the seats in the hall are packed. A tense silence erupts into thunderous applause when Nigel ...
FRANCE | A far-right revolution as regional France opens its doors to a reconstructed National Front

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 02:17 | Source: Independent |

On Sunday, barring a political earthquake, it will elect a far-right mayor, aged 26. Fréjus – conservative, sleepy Fréjus – will become the spearhead of a populist revolution, not just against President François Hollande but against the entire, stumbling, exasperating French ruling class of the centre-left and the centre-right. Fréjus (pop, ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's political left partly responsible for rise of its far-right

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 02:12 | Source: eubserver.com |

The significant inroads made by Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front in the recent regional elections in France – especially in traditionally socialist strongholds – came as a surprise to many. Tension caused by immigration was not detected by the left but was instead picked up by Europe's emerging far-right parties ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn: courage of two women stems the rise of Greece's neo-Nazis

Friday, 28 March 2014, 15:22 | Source: Observer |

Under armed guard, the judges investigating the far-right party's criminal activities have brought it down: but it is far from out For half a year they have sat in their seventh-floor office, probing the murky depths of Europe’s most violent political force. It is not a mission that many would envy. ...
HUNGARY | Ipsos: Up to 900,000 undecided voters could boost Jobbik, LMP

Friday, 28 March 2014, 15:05 | Source: politics.hu |

As many as 900,000 voters could change their minds before the April 6 parliamentary elections, Szonda Ipsos research director Tibor Závecz told a function hosted by the Hungarian Journalists Federation on Thursday. He surmised that the 900,000 voters could vote for LMP and Jobbik at the expense of the larger forces, ...
SLOVAKIA | Hard times, hard attitudes: the rise of the far right in Slovakia

Friday, 28 March 2014, 14:57 | Source: Euronews |

As they do every year, demonstrators marched against fascism on March 15 in Bratislava, the Slovak capital “Today, the Nazis in Slovakia and all over Europe try to act politically.” said Martina Majerníková, a student taking part in the march. “Since people don’t have any alternative in times of crisis ...
UKRAINE | Far-right weighs on Ukraine government

Friday, 28 March 2014, 14:53 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

"Nationalists, neo-Nazis, russophobes and anti-Semites have carried out this overthrow of the government. They still set the tone in Ukraine," said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a speech before the Russian parliament after the Crimea referendum. And Russia's Kremlin-friendly media also regularly refer to the "fascist government" in Kyiv. But the ...
CYPRUS | Far right extremists disrupt reunification event

Friday, 28 March 2014, 14:44 | Source: Cyprus Mail |

Around 100 members of far right party ELAM disrupted an event on the Cyprus problem in Limassol, attended by former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat. Reports said the thugs, who shouted slogans and held Greek flags, appeared outside the Panos Solomonides municipal cultural centre just before the event was ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech organisation for refugee aid calls Okamura xenophobe

Friday, 28 March 2014, 14:41 | Source: Prague Daily Monitor |

The Czech Organisation for the Aid to Refugees (OPU) is outraged at xenophobic and racist statements about immigrants by Tomio Okamura, head of the Dawn of Direct Democracy, OPU director Martin Rozumek told CTK yesterday. Along the model of extreme rightist politicians abroad, Okamura seems to be ready to build his ...
SWEDEN | Sweden jails Nazis for 'obvious' instigation

Friday, 28 March 2014, 14:28 | Source: thelocal.se |

A Swedish court has jailed the Stockholm head of the Swedish Resistance Movement (SMR) and said that the neo-Nazis present at the Stockholm demo gone awry were "obviously" the ones to attack. "It has been obvious to the district court that (this) group of people were the first to ...
FRANCE | Front national wins medium-sized town and makes big gains in local elections

Friday, 28 March 2014, 13:11 | Source: HOPE not hate |

A special report from Jean-Yves Camus in Paris The 23 March local elections in France were held in close to 37,000 municipalities, most of them villages with less than 1,000 inhabitants. The extreme right-wing Front National (FN) stood candidates in 597 cities. Because most established political parties do not contest the smallest ...
UKRAINE | Ukrainian far-right activist shot dead by police

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 12:36 | Source: Guardian |

Officials say Oleksander Muzychko, whose Right Sector group played key role in ousting president, opened fire on officers first. Oleksander Muzychko was the Right Sector's co-ordinator in western Ukraine. Photograph: Olexander Kursuk/AP A prominent Ukrainian far-right activist, part of a hardline nationalist movement that played a leading role in the overthrow of ...
INDIA | Anger Rises Over Racism in India

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 10:53 | Source: Inter Press Service |

L. Khino, 27, vividly remembers Christmas Eve at the Indian capital’s famed Connaught Place shopping hub four years ago: the blinking lights, the buzzing crowd, the winter chill – and the salty taste of her tears. Khino had just arrived in New Delhi from her home in India’s northeastern state of ...
CANADA | Montreal march protests colonialism, racism, and Quebec Charter

Monday, 24 March 2014, 13:28 | Source: mcgilldaily.com |

On March 21, demonstrators gathered at the Mont Royal metro station for a demonstration and march against colonialism, racism, and the proposed Quebec Charter of Values. The peaceful two-hour demonstration, part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and a recognition of the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville ...
SLOVAKIA | Anti-fascist protest takes place in Bratislava

Monday, 24 March 2014, 13:22 | Source: The Slovak Spectator |

A large group of mostly young people gathered in central Bratislava on March 15 to protest against fascism, racism and xenophobia. The protest, entitled ‘Together against Fascism’, was held to mark the 75th anniversary of the creation of the wartime Slovak state (March 14, 1939), and according to one of the ...
HUNGARY | 34% of Hungarians blame 'Jewish Conspiracy' for economic woes

Monday, 24 March 2014, 13:15 | Source: israelnationalnews.com |

A survey carried out by TEV, the umbrella organization for combating anti-Semitism in Hungary, points to a slight decrease in the level of anti-Semitism in the country, even as the right-wing party Jobbik gains strength in Hungary. TEV includes representatives of all parts of the country's Jewish population. In the survey, ...
FRANCE | National Front makes sweeping gains in French local elections

Sunday, 23 March 2014, 23:54 | Source: Independent |

Anne Hidalgo, Socialist mayoral candidate in Paris In a stinging punishment for President François Hollande, right-wing and far-right parties made sweeping gains in the first round of the French municipal elections on Sunday night. Marine Le Pen’s National Front seemed likely to score its best-ever results in ...
FRANCE | Far right expects surge in French local elections

Sunday, 23 March 2014, 20:26 | Source: thelocal.fr |

The French voted Sunday in the first round of local elections that could see the far-right surge as the Socialist government battles record unpopularity and the main opposition is beset by scandal. President Francois Hollande was one of several key political figures who by midday had already voted in the first ...
NETHERLANDS | PVV collapse continues: MPs, EU party leader and councillors quit

Saturday, 22 March 2014, 08:13 | Source: DutchNews.nl |

The anti-immigration PVV party continued to fall apart on Friday evening, as the party’s leader in the European parliament stepped out of politics. Two MPs, one MEP, and reportedly four provincial councillors and all but one of the nine newly elected Almere city councillors have quit since Geert Wilders led ...
NETHERLANDS | PVV MP quits over Wilders' Moroccan chants

Friday, 21 March 2014, 16:08 | Source: DutchNews.nl |

A parliamentarian for Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration PVV has resigned from the party following Wilders’ recent comments about Moroccans. ‘This is the straw that broke the camel’s back. It is that simple,’ said Roland van Vliet, who has been an MP since the 2010 general election. During the PVV celebrations in The Hague ...
NETHERLANDS | Dutch Moroccans protest at Wilders

Friday, 21 March 2014, 16:02 | Source: CarbonatedTV.com |

When Dutch right-wing and anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders told his supporters this week that he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, outrage ensued. Following the racist announcement, more than 100 complaints with over 500 people alleging discrimination, reportedly contacted the public prosecutor's office in The Hague. Subsequently, a Facebook ...
DENMARK | Euro-sceptic party leads in Danish poll before European election

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 15:49 | Reuters |

The far-right, euro-skeptic Danish People's Party may emerge as Denmark's biggest vote getter at the European parliamentary elections in May, a poll indicated on Saturday. The People's Party would get 15 percent of the vote if the elections, slated for May 22-25, were held now - outdoing both the Social ...
GREECE | Greek far-right lawmaker deserts Golden Dawn party

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 15:47 | Source: Reuters |

A Greek lawmaker resigned from the far-right Golden Dawn on Saturday, becoming the first MP to desert the party, which is being investigated over a series of violent attacks against immigrants and political opponents. In a first crack in party unity, Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos said he had not been aware of ...
SLOVAKIA | March against fascism takes place in Slovak capital

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 15:42 | Source: SlovakSpectator |

Almost a hundred mostly young people gathered in SNP Square in Bratislava on March 15 to protest against fascism, racism and xenophobia. The event was timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the creation of the wartime Slovak state, and according to one of the organisers from the ...
AUSTRIA | Haider's daughter to lead Austrian far-right party in EU vote

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 15:38 | Source: Reuters |

Austria's right-wing BZO party has named a daughter of Joerg Haider as its lead candidate in European Parliament elections in May, hoping to recapture the charisma and political acumen of its late leader. Ulrike Haider-Querica, 37, a university professor in Rome, told a convention of the Alliance for the Future ...
NETHERLANDS | Calls for prosecution of Dutch right-winger after anti-Moroccan chant

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 15:31 | Source: Reuters |

Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders led supporters in chants against Moroccans at an election victory party on Wednesday night – and now faces calls for prosecution for discrimination. Wilders’ eurosceptic, anti-Islam Freedom Party made huge gains in municipal elections on Wednesday and polls suggest it will become the largest ...
FRANCE | Dead and senile among French far-right candidates

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 15:29 | Source: France24 |

Described as a “faithful” supporter of France’s National Front (FN), Marie-Louise J seemed like a perfect candidate to stand for the far-right party in the country’s upcoming municipal elections. There was just one problem: she passed away on February 18th, aged 96. But this did not stop the FN from including ...
UKRAINE | Ukrainian TV boss assaulted and forced to quit by Svoboda MPs

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 15:19 | Source: Euronews.com |

The head of Ukraine’s state TV company has been attacked by at least three MPs from the far-right Svoboda party and forced to resign. Members of Svoboda barged their way into the offices of Aleksandr Panteleymonov, the acting president of the National Television Company of Ukraine on Tuesday night. They were ...
FRANCE | Foreign candidates split France's National Front

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 23:38 | Source: thelocal.fr |

"There would be no foreigners on my list". Anti-EU Jean-Marie Le Pen unhappy about the prospect of foreigners from his own party being elected. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP France's National Front party might be against foreigners getting the vote but that has not stopped them signing up 80 expat candidates to stand ...
GREECE | Some of the stuff Golden Dawn are into

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 23:30 | Source:vice.com |

For videos exposing Golden Dawn: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/golden-dawn-political-immunity-lift-greece Last Thursday, the Greek Parliament's Ethics Committee proposed to lift the political immunity of Golden Dawn (GD) MPs Eleni Zaroulia (wife of GD leader, Nikos Michaloliakos), Michalis Arvanitis and spokesperson Ilias Kasidiaris. Yesterday, the committee resumed the meeting in an attempt to lift the immunity of ...
ROMANIA | Hungarian far right party dismisses Romanian entry ban

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:08 | Source: sophiaglobe.com |

The far right and ultranationalist Hungarian party Jobbik won’t accept the interdiction imposed by the Romanian Government to two of its members who are no longer allowed to enter the Romanian territory following violent protests last week, one of the two envisaged by this measure reacted today. Last night, the Romanian ...
GERMANY | German neo-Nazi party gears up for EP entry

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 16:40 | Source:euobserver |

Germany’s neo-nazi party, the NPD, is feeling euphoric. And it’s all down to Germany’s top court. The constitutional court’s recent decision to overturn the three-percent hurdle for obtaining a seat means the party could get a seat in the next European Parliament. In fact, it is counting on its lead candidate ...
GERMANY/UKRAINE | Germany's NPD Maintains Close Ties to Svoboda

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 16:35 | Source:Spiegel.de |

REUTERS When Holger Apfel showed up at the Saxony state parliament with a "parliamentary delegation" from Ukraine last May, few had even heard of a party called Svoboda. Apfel, who was head of the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) at the time, proudly showed his guests -- ...
FRANCE | Alarmed by antisemitism, French Jews consider flight

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 16:27 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

More French Jews immigrated to Israel last year than US Jews, and Israel expects ever more of the French to make the move in coming years. One of their prime motivations to settle in the Jewish state: anti-Semitism. "I am French, born in Paris, says Salome Roussel. "I'm thinking about moving ...
UKRAINE | Far right "observers" in Crimea

Sunday, 16 March 2014, 20:20 | Source: HOPE not hate |

It has been reported that a number of far-right international “observers” are now present in Crimea at the invitation of the head of the Crimean election committee Mikhail Malyshev Among those invited are the following parties: Front National (France) FPO (Austria) Lega Nord (Italy) Vlaams Belang (Belgium) Jobbik (Hungary) Ataka (Bulgaria) Among observers, ...
LATVIA | Latvians honour Nazi allies from World War II

Sunday, 16 March 2014, 20:20 | Source: AP |

People carry Latvian flags as they march to the Freedom Monument to commemorate World War II veterans who fought in Waffen SS di... / Photo by AP About 1,500 Latvians on Sunday celebrated Legionnaires Day — which their government abolished in 2000 — by paying tribute to World War II veterans ...
ROMANIA | Jobbik stirring tensions in Romania

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 22:55 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Dana Ionescu reports from Bucharest While Romanian authorities are debating whether to ban the Hungarian nazi party Jobbik and its members from the country after Monday's violent Jobbik march in Targu Mures, Jobbik MP Szavay Istvan, the chairman of the party's national policy cabinet, is on the election trail in Transylvania. From ...
ITALY | Mussolini relative's husband in sex probe

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 22:10 | Source:thelocal.se |

The husband of politician Alessandra Mussolini, granddaughter of the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, is embroiled in an investigation into underage prostitution in Rome, Italian media reported on Tuesday. Mauro Floriani, a former official for Italy’s financial police (Guardia di Finanza), is one of around 20 potential clients of the teen ...
FRANCE | 'Why the National Front has the momentum'

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 21:59 | Source: thelocal.fr |

Opinion French far-right National Front is expected to win big in local elections. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP All eyes are on France's far-right National Front party in the upcoming local elections as it puts forward its largest ever number of candidates. Is the anti-EU, anti-immigration party set for its big breakthrough and what ...
UKRAINE | Who's who in Ukraine's new [semi-fascist] government

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 19:08 | Source: answercoalition.org |

Meet the people the U.S. and EU are supporting Dmytro Yarosh, Right Sector neo-Nazi commander who said "our revival begins with our Maidan," is now second-in-command of the National Defense and Security Council (covering the military, police, courts and intelligence apparatus) Andriy Parubiy, co-founder of the fascist Social National Party, which later ...
UKRAINE | Russia invites EU far-right to observe Crimea vote

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 18:56 | Source: euobserver.com |

Off to Crimea? Marine Le Pen has been invited to observe the gunpoint referendum (Photo: europarl.europa.eu) The Russian government has invited some of Europe's far-right parties to observe this weekend's referendum in Crimea. The leader of France’s National Front party, Marine Le Pen, told press at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on ...
GREECE | Jailed far-right Golden Dawn MP to run for governor

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 22:40 | Source:Kathimerini |

A Golden Dawn lawmaker is standing for governor in Greece’s May local elections despite the fact that he is in pretrial detention on charges of belonging to a criminal organization, local media reported on Sunday. Panayiotis Iliopoulos is one of six lawmakers of the Golden Dawn party to have been jailed ...
ROMANIA | Romanian President asks government, parliament to ban Jobbik

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 22:39 | Source:Romania-Insider.com |

Romanian President Traian Basescu has asked the Romanian Government and Parliament to ban Hungarian “extremist” party Jobbik and its members from the country. “Their behavior in Targu Mures justifies such a measure against Jobbik,” said the Romanian President. Thousands of people participated Monday (March 10) at the events organized in Targu Mures ...
LATVIA | Has Latvia turned a corner?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 14:45 | Source:DefendingHistory.com |

By Monica Lowenberg Defendinghistory.com Since 1998 on the 16 March and every year, in the very centre of Riga, Latvia, marches have been regularly held to praise the ‘heroism’ of the former Latvian Legion, i.e.Waffen SS veterans in their combat against the allies during the Second World War. Each year these ...
GREECE | Jailed far-right Golden Dawn MP to run for governor

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 14:32 | Source:Kathimerini |

A Golden Dawn lawmaker is standing for governor in Greece’s May local elections despite the fact that he is in pretrial detention on charges of belonging to a criminal organization, local media reported on Sunday. Panayiotis Iliopoulos is one of six lawmakers of the Golden Dawn party to have been jailed ...
SWEDEN | "We can't rule out a Swedish Breivik" says MP

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 14:27 | Source:thelocal.se |

A high-profile Swedish MP has said that "it couldn't be ruled out" that a Swedish equivalent to Norwegian right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik was behind attacks in Malmö at the weekend that left one man in a critical condition. The comments came two days after a clash in central Malmö that ...
SWEDEN | Swedish Defence League leader jailed

Monday, 10 March 2014, 10:45 | Source:Islamophobia Watch |

The anti-fascist publication Expo has reported that Kamil Ryba, head of the EDL’s sister organisation the Swedish Defence League, has been sentenced to six months in prison for threatening the staff at GT, the Göteborg edition of the Swedish daily Expressen. Ryba turned up at the GT offices last December to ...
HUNGARY | Increased hostility against Jews And Roma in Hungary

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 17:39 | Source:npr.org |

i People light candles during a commemoration to pay tribute to victims of a series of deadly attacks against Roma or Gipsy people in Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 23, 2012. Zsolt Szigetvary/AP Ahead of next month's parliamentary election in Hungary, a recent report from the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at ...
UKRAINE | Paul Gubariew in Donetsk, ie neo-Nazis on the side of Putin

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 17:06 | Source: Tahrir-ICN |

According to the Russian website Lenta.ru , Paul Gubariew who, along with joining-Russia supporters from Donbass, occupied administration buildings of Donetsk and proclaimed himself the “people’s governor” and a local authority, is not only a capitalist, but was also a member of the neo-Nazi organization “Russian National Unity” and then ...
UKRAINE | Ukraine far-right Pravy Sektor group announces presidential bid

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 10:32 | Source: AFP |

Ukraine's far-right Pravy Sektor movement has announced that its leader Dmytro Yarosh will make a presidential bid in elections scheduled for May 25. The movement, which took a leading role in the deadly protests that unseated former president Viktor Yanukovych, will also become a political party. "Dmytro Yarosh will run for ...
SPAIN | Nazi gets Spain's first Islamophobia jail term

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 10:27 | Source: thelocal.es |

A web administrator who was handed Spain's first prison sentence for running a homepage inciting race hatred against Muslims could escape jail if he attends a human rights course. A court in Barcelona found Jaime T. guilty of inciting violence and hatred against a religious group and inciting ideas of genocide, ...
LATVIA | Riga permits march to honor SS veterans

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 10:22 | Source: Romea.cz |

The Latvian capital, Riga, has again permitted the convening of what has become a traditional march to celebrate the Latvian veterans of an armed SS unit (the Waffen-SS). The march takes place annually on 16 March, which was once briefly officially known as "Legion Day" in Latvia. The RIA Novosti wire ...
FRANCE | French right-wing in shock at secret Sarkozy tapes

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 10:10 | Sourrce: BBC |

France's right-wing opposition is reeling after the publication of secret tapes made at the Elysee palace during the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy. The recordings - in which Mr Sarkozy is heard discussing confidential affairs of state but also joshing with his wife Carla Bruni - were made by one of his ...
FRANCE | France's far-right seeks local election boost

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 19:49 | Source: thelocal.fr |

Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP France's far-right National Front is looking to make a breakthrough in local elections later this month, announcing on Friday a record amount of candidates. Party leader Marine Le Pen said she was "very satisfied" that her party had amassed enough candidates to run in 546 towns in the March ...
GREECE | Greek doctor convicted for racist behaviour

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 15:42 | Source: Greek Reporter |

Fifty-seven-year-old Greek doctor,Costas Kastaniotis was convicted to a 16-month prison term and a 3 year suspension because he violated the anti-racism law. In particular, he was accused of putting a sign up outside his office that read “Jews not welcome.” Mr. Kastaniotis was also convicted of unlawful possession of ...
ITALY | Pig's head sent to home of Jewish group chief

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:31 | Source: thelocal.it |

A box containing a pig’s head was sent to the home of Riccardo Pacifici, the president of the Rome Jewish Community, days after similar packages were sent to the city’s synagogue and museum. The revelation, made by Pacifici during a testimony on Wednesday at the trial of seven right-wing extremists, followed ...
GERMANY | Attacks on asylum shelters rise in Germany

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:27 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

There were twice as many right-wing attacks on refugee shelters in Germany in 2013 as the year before. The German government and refugee groups in the country are alarmed by the development. In the Bavarian city of Fichtelberg on a Saturday afternoon in January 2014, a group of ...
BULGARIA | Nationalism and unchecked violence in Bulgaria

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 15:17 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

A rise in attacks against minorities has alarmed observers in Bulgaria. They say the violence is generated by nationalism, and that this aggression is rooted in the way Bulgaria reads its own history. DW takes a look. Releasing a defendent on bail who faces murder charges can provoke protests in any ...
GERMANY | Germany's New Islamophobia Boom

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 13:11 | Source: spiegel.de |

Across Germany, right-wing organizations are using anti-Islam rhetoric to further their ideas -- and finding a receptive audience. Now legal experts are debating whether it's time for a new kind of hate-crime legislation. Stachus is one of Munich's nicest squares. It is rich in tradition and filled with pedestrians -- and ...
ITALY | BNP parties with European fascists in Rome

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 22:24 | Source: thevice.com |

The meeting – dubbed "Europe Rises Again" – was announced with great fanfare by the organising party, Forza Nuova. Posters were flung up all around Rome in the days before the event, and a promotional video sound-tracked with music from The Dark Knight made the rounds on social media (though ...
SPAIN | Nazi gets Spain's first Islamophobia jail term

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 22:07 | Source:thelocal.se |

A web administrator who was handed Spain's first prison sentence for running a homepage inciting race hatred against Muslims could escape jail if he attends a human rights course. A court in Barcelona found Jaime T. guilty of inciting violence and hatred against a religious group and inciting ideas of genocide, ...
FRANCE | "Concentrate Roma in camps" : far-right runner

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 23:56 | Source:thelocal.fr |

A National Front party candidate running in Paris’s municipal elections has caused outrage by suggesting the best way to deal with the country's Roma population was to "concentrate" them in "camps". It is just the latest outrageous gaffe made by National Front affiliates. In a blog posting, the top candidate on ...
GERMANY | Nazi election prospects boosted

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 18:18 | Source: Financial Times |

Neo-Nazis and other German fringe parties have won a constitutional court ruling that will greatly boost their chances of winning seats in the European Parliament elections in May. The Karlsruhe court struck down a rule requiring parties to obtain at least 3 per cent of the vote ...
UKRAINE | Ukrainian ultra-rightists given major Cabinet posts in government

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 13:17 | Source:peoplesworld.org |

The ultra-right Svoboda Party has scored six major cabinet ministries in the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk approved by the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday. Svoboda is an ultra-right, anti-Semitic, Russophobic party with its base of support in the Western Ukraine. The most important post was claimed by a co-founder of Svoboda, Andriy ...
UKRAINE | The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 13:12 | Source:counterpunch.org |

“The April 6 rally in Cherskasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Beat the Kikes” and “Svoboda,” the name of the Ukrainian ultranationalist movement and the Ukrainian word for “freedom.” – Jewish Telegraphic ...
SPAIN | Spanish extreme right "will get nothing" in EU election, experts say

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 00:05 | Source:Euractiv.com |

As far-right forces gather strength from Hungary to Belgium, Spain appears to be an exception on the continent, as no far-right party is expected to obtain a significant number of votes in the European elections, EurActiv Spain reports. In the Iberian country no far-right party nationwide has gained support significantly in ...
ITALY | Griffin in new hardcore fascist junket

Monday, 3 March 2014, 10:47 | Source: HOPE not hate |

By Rees Morgan European election no-hoper and British National Party boss Nick Griffin landed in Rome for another junket at the weekend. Again, his host was his long-time “Political Soldier’ pal, the convicted Italian terrorist Roberto Fiore who now runs his personal political party Forza Nuova (FN), a “Third Positionist” fascist ...