The European elite have developed a death wish | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian

From the French right’s selection of Fillon to the Italian referendum and Austrian election, Europe’s centre is oblivious to its own existential crisis. They might want to dust off their copies of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice Source: The European elite have developed a death wish | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian Advertisements

Germany’s extreme right continues to gain ground

It is the rising party of the radical right in Germany. Like the Front National (FN) in France and UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) in the United Kingdom, Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD) is gaining ground at the polls with its anti-system, xenophobic and ultra-conservative positions. The regional elections held in March in … More Germany’s extreme right continues to gain ground

Trade unions take on the extreme right in northern France

It is Saturday afternoon and the Christmas market in Hénin-Beaumont is deserted. A light rain is falling on the town, adding a layer of sadness to the place. In front of the town hall, on Place Jean-Jaurès, the PCF (French Communist Party) office has closed its shutters. A small notice pasted to the door urges … More Trade unions take on the extreme right in northern France

Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian

Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian. Marine le Pen hailed her party’s success as ‘an absolutely historic victory’ and a ‘breath of fresh air in a rather sleepy chamber’. Photograph: Phililppe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images The far-right Front National (FN) scored a historic victory in elections to … More Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian

The Norwegian National Election: Europe’s Most Leftist Government Defeated by Right-Wing Coalition | The Bullet No. 883

The Norwegian National Election: Europe’s Most Leftist Government Defeated by Right-Wing Coalition | The Bullet No. 883. The red-green coalition government in Norway, whose political platform when it took power in 2005 was called the most progressive in Europe, experienced a bitter defeat in the country’s parliamentary election on 9 September. A coalition of four … More The Norwegian National Election: Europe’s Most Leftist Government Defeated by Right-Wing Coalition | The Bullet No. 883