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CZECH REPUBLIC/UKRAINE | Czech MEP invites Ukrainian extremist to European Parliament

Friday, 31 July 2015, 09:24 | Source: Prague Post | | Click here for original article

Czech MEP Jaromír Štětina (TOP 09) has invited the commander of the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion, which the U.S. House of Representatives labeled neo-Nazi last June, to the European Parliament (EP), he told reporters today, after his return from Ukraine. Štětina said he expected the visit by commander Andriy Biletsky to ...
RUSSIA/SERBIA | Ilya Goryavech : The Background

Friday, 31 July 2015, 08:58 | Source: The Balkanist | | Click here for original article

The murders that led Goryachev to his Belgrade prison cell began in 2008. The first victim was Fyodor Filatov, a 27-year-old anti-fascist who was stabbed to death in the stairwell of his apartment building on his way to work. Filatov was the leader of an anti-racist skinhead movement. By the end ...
RUSSIA | Russian neo-Nazi Ilya Goryachev jailed for life for a string of hate killings in Russia

Friday, 31 July 2015, 08:41 | Source: news.co.au | | Click here for original article

But it wasn’t just Ilya Goryachev’s brutal actions that were disturbing, it was how he became so untouchable in elite and political circles across multiple countries that is frightening. The neo-Nazi, who was jailed for life on Friday, is the former leader of the Russian nationalist group Russky Obraz (Russian Image) ...
SWITZERLAND | Neo-Nazis attack Orthodox Jewish man on Zurich street

Friday, 31 July 2015, 08:10 | Source: Ottawa Jewish Bulletin | | Click here for original article

A group of some 20 men making the Hitler salute and shouting anti-Semitic slogans assaulted an Orthodox Jewish man in Zurich. The July 4 incident on a main street in the Swiss capital’s Wiedikon district was only reported recently in the national media in Switzerland following the completion of an ...
HUNGARY | The Hungary PM made a ‘rivers of blood’ speech … and no one cares

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 23:13 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

By Cas Mudde All the attention has been on Europe’s neo-Nazi fringe groups, when it’s those in national governments who should be scrutinised I have been studying radical right politics for almost 25 years. When I started, the Berlin Wall had just come down and only a handful of radical right parties ...
ROMANIA | Romania officially bans Holocaust denial, fascist symbols

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:55 | Source: Haaretz | | Click here for original article

Romania's president has signed into law legislation that punishes Holocaust denial and the promotion of the fascist Legionnaires' Movement with prison sentences of up to three years. President Klaus Iohannis signed the amendments to existing legislation, approved by Parliament last month, on Wednesday. The legislation also bans fascist, racist or ...
CZECH REPUBLIC | Czech, Polish and Slovak neo-Nazis protest migrants in Ostrava, target Roma area

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:44 | Source: Romea | | Click here for original article

Czech Police detained some of the right-wing extremists who attempted to make their way into the Přívoz quarter of Ostrava on 25 July 2015, where a large number of Romani people live, after attending a demonstration against immigration. (PHOTO: repro video Novinky.cz) Two demonstrations were held in the ...
HUNGARY | The Hungarian far-right and Islam

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:38 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | | Click here for original article

Traditionally, Hungary’s extreme right was not openly Islamophobic. In fact, the Hungarian right-wing in general tended to differ markedly from conservative politicians in North America and much of western Europe in its support for Palestinian nationhood and its criticism of Israel. At the time of the war with Hezbollah back ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian Gypsies struggle under tough tactics of far-right mayor

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:34 | Source: AP | | Click here for original article

The workers wake up in the middle of the night and walk miles to get to their jobs by 6 a.m. Taking up hoes and rakes, they toil for hours with little chance of rest. Soon surveillance cameras shaped like eyeglasses will track their every move. The workers are mostly ...
SWEDEN | How Scandinavia’s far-right has stolen the left’s ground on welfare

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:06 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Far-right political parties are making huge gains across Nordic countries as new champions of a working class alienated by the cosmopolitan left. Every July, thousands of politicians, lobbyists and journalists desert Stockholm in a seasonal exodus of the well-connected. Their destination is Gotland, Sweden’s largest island, for a festival of ...