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Austrian Elections: A ‘shift to the Right’ and a ‘mixed Bag’ for Europe

Austrian Elections: A ‘shift to the Right’ and a ‘mixed Bag’ for Europe

Recent elections in Austria are a ‘mixed bag’ result for Europe, with the People’s Party speaking out for integration and the Freedom Party seeing ‘renationalisation’.

Greece’s Radical Politics on the Dark Side of Dawn

Greece’s Radical Politics on the Dark Side of Dawn

Most governments of the EU are now forced to dance to the tunes of the extreme right. In that respect, the Greek far right stands out as the ugliest reflection in the deforming mirror of the dark side of the EU.

On Multiculturalism, Islam, and the Far Right

On Multiculturalism, Islam, and the Far Right

The July 2011 attacks in Norway have once again brought the issues surrounding success of far right parties and movements to the fore in Europe, as well as governmental responses to immigration and immigrant integration. Although Anders Breivik attacked members of the Norwegian governing party, his “manifesto” focused on support for multiculturalism and the spread of Islam.

Israel’s New-Found Friends

Israel’s New-Found Friends

Many of Israel’s supporters and friends are groups that advocate hatred and intolerance. Israelis need to took a good look at themselves and decide whether they want to be associated with these racist parties. Whether Israel embraces or rejects these new-found friends will say much about the character and nature of its society and the direction it decides to take with regards to its future.

European Parliament Turns to the Right

European Parliament Turns to the Right

The dramatic success of Right parties, particularly Radical Right parties, in the recent European Parliament election indicates that voters are responding to insecurity related to the global economic crisis and immigration. European Parliament elections often act as a referendum on domestic politics, but they are also indicative of trends across Europe.

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