Leena Saarinen CC Across Europe, the dawn of was clouded by economic, political, and social unrest. An unrelenting economic stagnation keeps the continent in its thrall: By what Wolf describes as a "trio of unelected bureaucracies"—the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund," the people of countries throttled by the Eurozone crisis, far from any sense of allegiance, instead feel victimized. This is reflected in polls that show the percentage of voters across Europe who trust the EU has been halved—from 60 percent to 30 percent.
Overview[ edit ] Different parts of Europe have nationalist parties with different ideologies and goals. Most nationalist parties in Central and Western Europe are described as " right-wing populists ".
Switzerland is also ruled by a nationalist party by the Swiss People's Party. Most, if not all, nationalist parties represented in the European Parliament are in the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group.
Eastern Europe and the Caucasus[ edit ] Nationalist parties in the Eastern European states differ from the ones in Western Europe mostly by the fact that there is virtually no immigration into these countries.
The Slovenian National Party and Slovenian Democratic Party are the country's two nationalist, far-rightist parties and both gained seats under this election. The Slovenian Democratic Party is the largest party by seats in the National Assembly with 25, while the Slovenian National Party is the smallest party with 4.
A new Government has yet to be formed, though in any case there will be a strong nationalist sentiment in the Assembly. The United Kingdom Independence Party lost seats during this round of elections, showing a decline in support for local government-level nationalism in the country after the Brexit referendum of This put out of seats in the Hungarian National Assembly under the control of nationalist parties, up 3 seats from the last election in The Brothers of Italyanother nationalist party, gained 32 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 18 seats in the Senate.
Gaining seats in the Chamber of Deputies and seats in the Senate, that would make M5S the largest far-right group in Italy, though arguably, they are not officially a far-right group. Between them, the three parties went up by seats in the Chamber of Deputies and by 20 seats in the Senate compared to the last election in The courtship between Eastern European far-right parties and Russia has been going on for years, of course.
In , Eastern Europe’s far right supported the Russian war against Georgia. In May , leaders of Jobbik, the Hungarian far-right party with dubious fascist origins, met with Russian Duma leaders and academics at Moscow State University.
Throughout Europe, this cleavage is being played out in a particularly sinister scenario—the rise of right-wing populism—and in some cases extreme far-right forces.
A fair degree of nuanced approach is required in dealing with this emerging phenomenon. Overview.
Different parts of Europe have nationalist parties with different ideologies and goals. Most nationalist parties in Central and Western Europe are described as "right-wing populists".According to Thomas Klau of the European Council on Foreign Relations "as antisemitism was a unifying factor for far-right parties in the s, 20s and 30s, Islamophobia has become the unifying factor.
In the s, many in Western European countries believed that the post-socialist nations to their East were merely “younger” versions of theirs. There is considerable evidence to suggest that Western Europe has experienced an upsurge of far-right extremism such as Front nationale in France, Vlaams Belang in Belgium, the Danish Peoples Party in Denmark and the British National Party in the UK.
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