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BULGARIA | Standing with Mitko against racist violence

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 17:04 | Source: ERRC/HOPE not hate |

By Bernard Rorke ERRC in Budapest After a video surfaced on YouTube showing Mitko, a 17-year-old Romani youth from the Bulgarian village of Ovchepoltsi, being racially abused, beaten and kicked in the face for saying that he considered himself equal to his ‘nationalist’ attacker, outrage turned quickly to solidarity. Within days, ...
AUSTRIA | Far right surge in presidential election causes turmoil in Austrian politics

Monday, 25 April 2016, 16:59 | HOPE not hate |

From Martin Jordan in Vienna The first round of Austria’s presidential election has resulted in a historic triumph for the far right Freedom Party (FPÖ) candidate, Norbert Hofer, and sent shock waves through the political system in Austria. Hofer won this first election round with 35% of the vote. Alexander Van der ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian far-right makes gains in presidential elections

Monday, 25 April 2016, 15:48 | Source: JTA | Click here for original article

A politician from Austria’s far-right party won 36 percent of the votes in the first round of presidential elections, beating all rivals and clinching the movement’s best electoral showing to date. Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party, or FPO, led by a 16-percent margin over an independent, left-leaning candidate who he ...
GERMANY | 'Neo-Nazis are rooted in the heart of our society'

Monday, 25 April 2016, 15:43 | Source: the local.de | Click here for original article

The maker of a hard-hitting television drama about a notorious wave of racist murders across Germany has compared the neo-Nazi group behind them to a homegrown Isis who are far from defeated. History X", based on the real-life case of a far-right group that murdered nine immigrants and a policewoman, as ...
AUSTRIA | Austrian far-right party wins first round of presidential election

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 19:04 | Source:Guardian | Click here for original article

Austria’s anti-immigration far right has triumphed in the first round of the presidential election, with candidates from the two governing parties failing to even make it into a runoff vote next month. Norbert Hofer of the Freedom party (FPOe) won 36.7% of the vote, followed by Alexander Van der Bellen backed ...
SERBIA | Serbia's General Election Tests EU Bid Amid Far-Right Surge

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 13:11 | Source: abc news | Click here for original article

Serbs are voting Sunday in an election that is seen as a test of the prime minister's proclaimed bid to lead the Balkan nation to the European Union amid an ultra-nationalist surge which favors close ties with Russia instead. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic called the election two years early, saying he ...
EUROPE | Over two million euros in EU subsidies granted to fascists

Friday, 22 April 2016, 17:14 | Source: Expo | Click here for original article

European fascist and nazi associations have been given nearly two and a half million euros in EU subsidies since 2014 – despite the tightening of EU regulations that same year in order to prevent such funding. EU lawmakers say they were unaware of the cash flow. Last week, an exclusive investigation ...
FRANCE | France: Rivarol, France’s longest-living hate magazine turns 65 and celebrates

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 15:23 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Jean-Yves Camus reports Antoine de Rivarol was a Royalist polemicist at the end of the 18th century. Because he died in 1801, he had nothing to do with the counter-revolutionary school of thought that later emerged when the King returned to the throne. It is therefore a shame that his name ...
GERMANY | Head of German anti-Islam group in court for hate speech

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 15:04 | Source: Bangkok Post | Click here for original article

The founder of Germany's xenophobic and anti-Islamic Pegida movement faced court Tuesday on hate speech charges for branding refugees "cattle" and "scum" on social media. Lutz Bachmann, founder of Germany's xenophobic and anti-Islamic Pegida movement, has his eyes covered as he waits for the start of his trial on April 19, ...
GERMANY | German anti-terror police swoop on far-right cell

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 15:00 | Source; AFP | Click here for original article

An elite German anti-terror unit has carried out dawn raids to capture five right-wing extremist suspects accused of attacking refugee shelters and political opponents, federal prosecutors said. The suspects, four men and a woman, are accused of belonging to a far-right terrorist organisation called Freital Group, named after an eastern ...