Growth of extreme right in Europe

The fascist danger in Ukraine

By Julie Hyland, 6 March 2014

For the first time since 1945, an avowedly anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi party controls key levers of state power in a European capital, courtesy of US and European imperialism.

New far-right party VOX launched in Spain

By Vicky Short, 25 February 2014

Although VOX’s manifesto contains some populist calls, the real message is reminiscent of Franco’s motto, “Spain One Great and Free.”

Change of government in Italy

By Marianne Arens, 15 February 2014

Matteo Renzi has organised what amounts to a palace coup to overthrow his party colleague, Enrica Letta.

Hungarian government exploits Holocaust Memorial Year to revise history

By Markus Salzmann, 14 February 2014

The Hungarian government is collaborating with extreme right-wing forces to rehabilitate the pro-Hitler regime of Miklos Horthy.

Far-right demonstration in Paris calls for resignation of President Hollande

By Antoine Lerougetel, 30 January 2014

Thousands participated in far-right “Day of Anger” demonstration in Paris last Monday calling for the resignation of President Hollande.

Three dead in clash between Ukrainian regime and right-wing protesters

By Stefan Steinberg, 23 January 2014

In seeking to topple the Yanukovich regime, the EU and US have unleashed nationalist and neo-fascist forces that threaten to plunge Ukraine into turmoil.

Anti-immigrant campaign intensifies in Britain

By Jordan Shilton, 7 January 2014

The scapegoating of immigrant workers is taking place across the continent alongside further attacks on the welfare system, public services and wages.

Neo-fascist wins regional election in Slovakia

By Markus Salzmann, 11 December 2013

A neo-fascist has exploited widespread contempt for the political establishment to win the presidency of a central Slovakian region.

Norwegian government targets immigrants and asylum seekers

By Jordan Shilton, 20 November 2013

The brutal deportation of the Ibrahim family, who were seeking asylum, having lived in Norway for a decade, has provoked public anger.

Far-right parties forge alliance for the European elections

By Christoph Dreier, 19 November 2013

Last week, seven far-right parties announced they would coordinate their campaigns for the European elections and form a common faction.

New evidence points to German secret service collaboration with far-right NSU

By Christoph Dreier, 14 November 2013

On Monday, Siegfried Mundlos, the father of the alleged right-wing terrorist Uwe Mundlos, gave evidence to the NSU committee of investigation in Thuringia.

Golden Dawn supporters killed in drive-by shooting in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 6 November 2013

Though the circumstances of the attack remain unclear, the Greek ruling elite is pushing for greater police powers after the murder of two Golden Dawn members.

Witness in German NSU investigation dies in car fire

By Sven Heymann, 22 October 2013

Witnesses have reported hearing an explosion shortly after Florian H got in to his car.

Greek pseudo-lefts support state ban on fascist Golden Dawn

By Christoph Dreier, 2 October 2013

Fearing that workers will begin to take the struggle against the fascists into their own hands, the Greek government has arrested leading members of Golden Dawn to bolster the credibility of the state.

Crackdown on Golden Dawn in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 30 September 2013

On Saturday, 18 leading members of Golden Dawn, including the chairman of the party, Nikos Michaloliakos, were arrested.

Political issues in the struggle against the threat of fascism and dictatorship in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 28 September 2013

Golden Dawn has been deliberately built up by the ruling class to spearhead the violent suppression of the working class.

Protests continue against social cuts and fascist terror in Greece

By Christoph Dreier and Katerina Selin, 25 September 2013

As new evidence of official support for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn group emerges, unions and pseudo-left parties are trying to politically subordinate protests to the state.

Protests shake Greece after fascist murder of musician Pavlos Fyssas

By Christoph Dreier, 20 September 2013

On Thursday thousands again took to the streets in Greece to protest social cuts and the fascist murder of musician Pavlos Fyssas.

Greece to ban Golden Dawn after fascists assassinate musician Pavlos Fyssas

By Cristoph Dreier and Alex Lantier, 19 September 2013

Fyssas was attacked by dozens of neo-Nazis whom eyewitnesses identified as supporters and members of Golden Dawn.

Conservatives to lead new government in Norway

By Jordan Shilton, 17 September 2013

Norway is set for one of the most right-wing governments in its history.

Greece: Thousands protest attack on KKE by fascist Golden Dawn

By John Vassilopoulos, 16 September 2013

Thousands protested in Greece after Golden Dawn supporters attacked Greek Communist Party (KKE) members, wounding nine.

Fascist Golden Dawn makes visit to Greek shipyards

By John Vassilopoulos, 14 August 2013

The visit by Greece’s fascist Golden Dawn party to Perama shipyard workers is an indictment of the trade union bureaucracy.

Russian authorities persecute immigrants

By Clara Weiss, 14 August 2013

Russian authorities have conducted a wave of raids against immigrants in Moscow since the end of July, resulting in widespread arrests.

Protests at Greek detention camp highlight state violence against immigrants in Europe

By Stefan Steinberg, 13 August 2013

The EU’s agency for the protection of European borders, Frontex, has worked with the Greek state to set up centres that are characterized by subhuman conditions.

Germany: New revelations on state links to far-right NSU

By Sven Heymann, 18 July 2013

New revelations suggest that the German state had many more undercover agents in the milieu of the far-right NSU than previously disclosed.

Student killed by fascists in central Paris

By Pierre Mabut, 14 June 2013

An 18-year-old student and anti-fascist was beaten to death by a group of fascist thugs June 5 near the St. Lazare rail station in central Paris.

Germany: The NSU investigation committee and the Left Party

By Johannes Stern, 27 May 2013

The Left Party has worked closely with other bourgeois parties and the security services to defend the bourgeois state from the escalating neo-Nazi NSU scandal.

Far-right figure commits suicide in Paris’ Notre Dame to protest gay marriage

By Antoine Lerougetel, 25 May 2013

Dominique Venner, 78, a prominent intellectual in far-right circles in France, shot himself dead on Tuesday in front of the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Stalemate after elections in Bulgaria

By Anna Rombach, 20 May 2013

The Bulgarian parliamentary elections of May 12 have exposed the deep divide between the population and the country's political elite.

The NSU neo-Nazi gang and the German intelligence service

By Ulrich Rippert, 18 May 2013

The effort in the NSU trial to ignore the role of the German secret service and other state agencies makes clear that the object of the proceeding is to cover up rather than reveal the truth.

Former guard in Nazi concentration camp arrested in Germany

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 15 May 2013

Earlier this month, German authorities arrested 93-year-old Hans Lipschis, a former guard at the Nazi extermination camp in Auschwitz.

Trial of neo-Nazi terrorist group begins in Munich

By Peter Schwarz, 8 May 2013

The federal prosecutor and judges in the neo-Nazi NSU trial want to limit further revelations about state involvement in the group’s murders.

Athens mayor bans fascist demonstration

By Christoph Dreier, 4 May 2013

Police intervened to prevent supporters of the Greek fascist party Golden Dawn from carrying out a food distribution in Athens’ Syntagma Square.

Latest disclosures link German state with neo-Nazi terrorists

By Sven Heymann, 1 May 2013

New evidence relating to neo-Nazi murders exposes the criminal involvement of Germany’s state and federal intelligence agencies.

State prosecutors in Dresden, Germany, target anti-Nazi protesters

By Martin Nowak, 26 April 2013

The state prosecutor in Dresden is systematically targeting opponents of Nazi groups, in a region that is one of the centres of right-wing extremism in Germany.

German state court defers trial of neo-Nazi gang

By Sven Heymann, 19 April 2013

The deferment of the trial of the National Socialist Underground is an affront to the families of the victims of the neo-Nazi murder gang.

Right-wing opponents of the euro found party in Berlin

By Ulrich Rippert, 17 April 2013

The Alternative for Germany is an attempt to deflect growing resistance to the anti-social policies of the EU into right-wing nationalist channels.

Large neo-fascist vote in French by-election: A warning to the working class

By Anthony Torres, 29 March 2013

After 10 months in government, the Socialist Party experienced a serious defeat in the Oise constituency by-election, resulting in a large neo-fascist vote.

Germany: Inquiry committee posts interim report on neo-Nazi terrorist group

By Sven Heymann, 19 March 2013

The report exposes how the police and secret service directly aided the extreme right in Thuringia.

The right-wing threat in Greece

By Cristoph Dreier, 13 March 2013

Some 68 years after the end of Nazi rule in Europe, fascistic organizations are again part of official politics, and entire ethnic groups are deported and humiliated.

Russian government intensifies witch-hunt of migrant workers

By Clara Weiss, 18 January 2013

Against a background of growing social tensions, the Russian government is stepping up its anti-immigrant measures in close collaboration with fascist groups.

Why the SEP (Germany) rejects a state ban of the neo-fascist NPD

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG), 10 January 2013

Last month, the German upper house of parliament agreed to take a case to the Supreme Court aiming to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

Anti-Semitic outburst in the Hungarian parliament

By Markus Salzmann, 31 December 2012

The latest anti-Semitic outburst by the deputy chair of the far-right Jobbik party marks a further rightward turn in Hungarian politics.

Austrian billionaire Stronach launches new right-wing party

By Markus Salzmann, 6 December 2012

Given the increasing economic and social tensions in Austria, Frank Stronach stridently represents the interests of the financial elite and receives the support of business circles.

German federal prosecutor brings charges against neo-Nazi terrorist

By Dietmar Henning, 20 November 2012

On November 8 the German chief federal prosecutor’s office announced charges against the neo-Nazi terrorist Beate Zschäpe.

The danger of fascism in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 23 October 2012

Brutal attacks on the social rights of the working class across Europe are accompanied by the growth of fascistic movements such as Greece’s Golden Dawn.

Greek police torture anti-fascist protesters

By Christoph Dreier, 11 October 2012

While anti-fascist demonstrators are being tortured and abused in Greek jails, the EU is encouraging and tolerating this practice.

Greek police collude with fascist Golden Dawn group

By Robert Stevens, 9 October 2012

Greek police are ever more openly colluding with the fascist Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) organization.

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik sentenced to 21 years

By Jordan Shilton, 25 August 2012

The Oslo District Court yesterday ruled that fascist mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was sane and handed down the maximum sentence of 21 years imprisonment for his homicidal attacks in July 2011.

Norwegian government report whitewashes Breivik terror attacks

By Jordan Shilton, 23 August 2012

While concluding that authorities could have prevented Anders Breivik’s July 22, 2011 massacre, the official review obscures the political nature of the attacks.

Italian right wing honours fascist war criminal

By Marianne Arens, 22 August 2012

An Italian town has erected a monument to the notorious fascist, Rodolfo Graziani.

Greece: Fascists step up assaults on political opponents and migrants

By Jordan Shilton, 13 June 2012

The assault launched by the spokesman of Greece’s neo-fascist Golden Dawn against two political rivals on live television must be taken as a warning to working people.

Hands off the Socialist Equality Party in Germany!

By Peter Schwarz, 26 April 2012

The assault on three meetings of the Socialist Equality Party in Germany in defence of Günter Grass represent an enormous intensification of the attacks on democratic rights.

Anders Breivik and the Guardian: Suzanne Moore’s “sympathy for the devil” moment

By Chris Marsden, 26 April 2012

UK columnist Suzanne Moore has produced an opinion piece that expresses her understanding towards the xenophobic sentiments that ultimately gave rise to the mass murder committed by Anders Breivik.

The Breivik trial

By Jordan Shilton and Chris Marsden, 25 April 2012

The trial of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been dominated by the testimony of the 33-year-old right-wing terrorist.

Fascist Anders Breivik defends mass killings as trial opens in Norway

By Jordan Shilton, 18 April 2012

On day two of his trial, Anders Breivik gave an hour-long defence of his slaughter of 77 people last July and said that he would do it again.

Questions emerge over police handling of Toulouse, France killings

By Alex Lantier, 24 March 2012

Details on the alleged gunman in a series of murders in Toulouse raise serious questions about the conduct of French intelligence and police agencies.

Gunman kills four at Jewish school in Toulouse, France

By Alex Lantier, 20 March 2012

An unidentified gunman killed four people yesterday at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, in southwestern France.

All-party coalition supports Gauck as new German president

By Peter Schwarz, 22 February 2012

Five of the six parties represented in the German parliament have backed right-winger Joachim Gauck as their candidate for the post of president.

The French petty-bourgeois “left” and the rise of the neo-fascist vote

By F. Dubois, 31 January 2012

The petty-bourgeois “left” parties, who have strangled workers’ struggles, bear the main responsibility for the rise of neo-fascist influence.

German government sets up neo-Nazi database

By Dietmar Henning, 23 January 2012

The German government has responded to revelations of neo-Nazi murders by the Zwickau terrorist cell by centralizing and expanding the security authorities.

Neo-fascist Breivik warned Norwegian authorities of plans for mass murder

By Robert Stevens, 11 January 2012

The neo-fascist mass murderer Anders Breivik called the Norwegian Government Services Centre last March, threatening to carry out a massacre. The call was placed just four months before he murdered 77 people and injured another 151.

Germany: Neo-Nazi terror and the secret service

By Dietmar Henning, 24 December 2011

New details continue to emerge about the murders carried out by the three far-right terrorists from Zwickau, responsible for killing nine immigrants and a police officer, three bomb attacks and 14 bank raids between 2000 and 2007.

Far-right fanatic guns down immigrants in Florence

By Stefan Steinberg, 16 December 2011

An Italian author with links to the extreme right shot down two immigrants and seriously wounded three others in Florence on Tuesday before taking his own life.

German government seeks to ban neo-fascist NPD

By Justus Leicht, 15 December 2011

Calls to prohibit the NPD have become more vocal, especially since the series of murders by the far-right terrorist Nationalsozialistischen Untergrund (Nazi Underground—NSU) was uncovered.

Pro-European Union, right-wing candidate wins Bulgarian presidency

By Anna Rombach, 17 November 2011

Rosen Plevneliev, the candidate of the right-wing GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) party, won the Bulgarian presidency October 30.

Neo-Nazi terror and the German intelligence forces

By Dietmar Henning, 16 November 2011

For 13 years three neo-Nazis from the East German town of Jena waged a bloody, racist campaign against foreigners.

Violence against Roma in Bulgaria

By Anna Rombach, 7 October 2011

Bulgaria has recently witnessed violence against Roma for the first time. There were violent demonstrations against the Roma minority in the capital Sofia and 14 other cities, including Plovdiv, Varna and Pleven.

Right-wing demonstrations against Roma in the Czech Republic

By Markus Salzmann, 16 September 2011

The Czech Civic Democratic Party is trying to suppress opposition to its austerity program by relying on far-right forces.

Persecution of Roma in the Czech Republic

By Markus Salzmann, 9 September 2011

In recent weeks, the Czech Republic has witnessed violent attacks on the Roma minority, sparked by clashes between Roma and young Czechs.

Authoritarian regime takes shape in Hungary

By Markus Salzmann, 11 August 2011

Hungary’s right-wing government led by Victor Orban has used its 15 months in office to systematically establish an authoritarian regime.

Berlin state election: The offensive of the extreme right

By Christoph Dreier, 11 August 2011

Several ultra-right parties and groups are using their participation in the Berlin State election in September to disseminate vile propaganda.

Evidence grows of Norwegian mass murderer Breivik’s ties to British far-right

By Robert Stevens, 4 August 2011

The Norwegian fascist Anders Breivik, who slaughtered 76 people in Norway, has numerous likeminded associates throughout Europe.

Belgian burqa ban comes into force

By Paul Bond, 2 August 2011

Belgium has become the latest European country to implement a legal ban on the wearing of the Islamic burqa in public.

The ideological roots of the Oslo atrocity

By Stefan Steinberg, 30 July 2011

The political and media reaction to the terrorist atrocity carried out in Oslo a week ago reflects a social order in a profound state of political and ideological decay.

French neo-fascist officials endorse Norway atrocities

By Kumaran Ira, 29 July 2011

Members of far-right parties across Europe have endorsed the mass killing last Friday carried out by a right-wing anti-Islamic extremist in Norway, Anders Breivik.

Unanswered questions in Norway terror attack

By Susan Garth, 28 July 2011

The media and politicians are working assiduously to obscure the political motives of the killer, his connections to far-right and fascist organizations, and the political and moral responsibility borne by establishment parties and politicians.

The political establishment and the Oslo massacre

By Peter Schwarz, 27 July 2011

There is a clear link between the campaign of incitement against Muslims, which has been supported by all of the parties of the US and European bourgeois establishment and by the media, and the political motives of the fascist who murdered 76 people in Oslo last Friday.

The slaughter in Oslo

By Peter Schwarz, 25 July 2011

The murder of at least 92 people in Oslo signals the emergence of fascist terrorist violence animated by a hatred of Marxism and the working class.

Bombing, mass shooting kill at least 87 in Norway

By Mike Head, 23 July 2011

A right-wing anti-Islamic extremist is being held over a terror bombing in downtown Oslo that killed seven people and an automatic weapons attack on youth at a Norwegian Labour Party camp that killed at least 80.

Hungarian government agrees to forced labor for the unemployed

By Markus Salzmann, 21 July 2011

The Hungarian Parliament passed a law on 11 July introducing forced labor for the unemployed.

Austria: Poll shows far-right FP as strongest party

By Markus Salzmann, 9 June 2011

According to a poll conducted in late May, the ultra-right Freedom Party of Austria (FP), led by Heinz-Christian Strache, has the highest level of support in Austria.

French Football Federation considers racial quotas

By Antoine Lerougetel, 10 May 2011

The publication of discussions inside the leadership of the French Football Federation (FFF) on introducing racial quotas into national football academies has exposed the impact of years of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies on French society.

The growth of the extreme right in Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 9 May 2011

With its decision to halt the expulsion procedures against Thilo Sarrazin and to keep this blatant racist in the ranks of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), German social democracy has moved sharply to the right.

May Day marches in France held amid rising neo-fascist influence

By our reporters, 5 May 2011

The neo-fascist National Front (FN) held a rally on May Day to compete with the union-led march, as the FN rises in the polls.

Wave of violence against Roma in Hungary

By Markus Salzmann, 3 May 2011

Weeks of violence by neo-fascist groups against the Roma minority in the northern Hungarian town of Gyöngyöspata is a direct result of the right-wing nationalist policies of the ruling Fidesz party.

Hungarian parliament passes authoritarian constitution

By Markus Salzmann, 26 April 2011

Hungary’s right-wing government led by Viktor Orban has used its two-thirds majority to adopt a new constitution that will abandon democratic principles and establish the basis for authoritarian rule.

Neo-fascist vote rises amid mass abstention in French local elections

By Alex Lantier, 30 March 2011

The March 27 second round of elections in France to select local councilors confirmed popular rejection of the ruling Union for a Popular Majority (UMP) of President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Regional elections in the Netherlands: Geert Wilders’s PVV enters the Senate

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 15 March 2011

Following the regional elections held on 2 March the ultra-right, anti-Islamic party of Geert Wilders’s PVV entered the Dutch Senate for the first time.

What is behind the growing influence of the National Front in France?

By Peter Schwarz, 9 March 2011

In France, the neo-fascist National Front (FN) has for the first time ever taken first place in a poll on voting in a presidential election.

French media gives glowing coverage of new National Front leader

By Olivier Laurent and Alex Lantier, 4 February 2011

Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, was elected president of the National Front on January 16. Her election and investiture speech have been the object of media coverage unsurpassed for the French far right.

Greece to build fortified border fence to deter refugees

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 8 January 2011

The border fence not only symbolizes “Fortress Europe”, but is a model for the attacks of the European governments on the democratic rights of all the people.

Sarkozy’s right-wing policies bolster French neo-fascist

By Anthony Torres, 3 January 2011

Anti-Muslim statements by Marine Le Pen, daughter and heir apparent of Jean-Marie Le Pen as leader of the neo-fascist National Front, have stirred up a media firestorm.

The demolition of press freedom in Hungary

By Markus Salzmann and Peter Schwarz, 24 December 2010

Without any significant protest from the European Union or the European press, Hungary’s Fidesz party has won overwhelming parliamentary support to pass a new media law that will effectively deprive the country of freedom of the press.

Interior Minister de Mazière wants a “German FBI”

By Dietmar Henning, 17 December 2010

The creation of a new expanded federal police force would establish a huge, uncontrolled security apparatus in Germany.

The resurgence of nationalism in the European Union

By Stefan Steinberg, 14 December 2010

The rise of right-wing populism is closely linked to the offensive launched by the ruling elite against the living conditions of European workers and the welfare state system.

Switzerland approves reactionary “Deportation Initiative”

By Marianne Arens, 30 November 2010

Just one year after a referendum banning the construction of minarets, another referendum in Switzerland has sharply tightened the country’s immigration law.

German chancellor agitates against immigrants

By Peter Schwarz, 22 October 2010

Last weekend, in speech laced with anti-Islamic racism, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a conference of Christian Democratic youth that multiculturalism had failed in Germany.

Far-right party wins Hungarian municipal elections

By Markus Salzmann, 11 October 2010

Twenty years after the collapse of the Stalinist regime in Hungary, an extreme right-wing party is taking control of the state.

New government coalition in the Netherlands

By Dietmar Henning, 9 October 2010

The right-wing populist and racist politician Geert Wilders will play a major role in government policy in the Netherlands.