Right-wing populism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34726/all en Hungary police to probe alleged far-right student list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/hungary-police-probe-alleged-far-right-student-list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hungarian police said Thursday it will probe a secret database run by a group with links to the far-right Jobbik party and reportedly including details on university students' ethnicity and sexual orientation.</p> <p>The police told national news agency MTI that it had received a criminal complaint from Barna Mezey, the rector of Budapest's ELTE university, confirming an earlier report by private broadcaster ATV. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/hungary-police-probe-alleged-far-right-student-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jobbik Right-wing populism Social Issues AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:00:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762278 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany halts subsidies to neo-Nazi party NPD http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/germany-halts-subsidies-neo-nazi-party-npd <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, said Saturday it had halted public subsidies to the neo-Nazi party NPD over an unpaid fine.</p> <p>"The payments were stopped," a parliamentary spokesman was quoted as saying by the online version of Der Spiegel newspaper, meaning the far-right party will not receive the 113,000-euro ($149,000) sum for the year 2012.</p> <p>The party did not pay a 1.27 million euro ($1.68 million) fine to the parliament for mistakes in its accounts, the spokesman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/germany-halts-subsidies-neo-nazi-party-npd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Der Spiegel Politics Publishing Right-wing populism AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:30:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764486 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Europe News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/afp-europe-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening in Europe on Sunday:</p> <p>+ Swiss voters to decide on curbing pay for business fat cats</p> <p>GENEVA: Switzerland holds a referendum on measures to rein in big salaries and bonuses for business leaders, especially the so-called golden parachutes for executives leaving a company. Results are expected around 1300 GMT as some voters have already cast their ballots by mail. (SWITZERLAND-REFERENDUM-BUSINESS-WAGE)</p> <p>-- OTHER ITEMS --</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/afp-europe-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Canada Right-wing populism AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:31:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771773 at http://www.globalpost.com Hammering in Haider-land for Austrian far-right http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/hammering-haider-land-austrian-far-right <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austria's far-right is set for a drubbing at the polls on Sunday in the former fiefdom of its late leader Joerg Haider, one of two state elections ahead of a national vote in the autumn.</p> <p>The contests in Carinthia and Lower Austria also provide the first electoral test for Austro-Canadian eurosceptic auto-parts billionaire Frank Stronach since his entry into Austrian politics last September.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/hammering-haider-land-austrian-far-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Politics of Europe Right-wing populism AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 02:45:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771924 at http://www.globalpost.com Austrian far-right set for drubbing in state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/austrian-far-right-set-drubbing-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austria's far-right was set for a drubbing Sunday in the former fiefdom of its late leader Joerg Haider, in one of two state elections ahead of a national vote in the autumn.</p> <p>The contests in Carinthia and Lower Austria were also the first electoral test for Austro-Canadian eurosceptic auto parts billionaire Frank Stronach since his entry into Austrian politics in September.</p> <p>Haider sent shockwaves through Europe in 2000 when his party became part of the federal government and even after support fell and his movement split, he remained popular in Carinthia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/austrian-far-right-set-drubbing-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Politics of Europe Right-wing populism AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:30:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771985 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Europe News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/afp-europe-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening in Europe on Sunday:</p> <p>+ Swiss voters to decide on curbing pay for business fat cats</p> <p>GENEVA: Switzerland holds a referendum on measures to rein in big salaries and bonuses for business leaders, especially the so-called golden parachutes for executives leaving a company. Results are expected around 1300 GMT as some voters have already cast their ballots by mail. (SWITZERLAND-REFERENDUM-BUSINESS-WAGE)</p> <p>-- OTHER ITEMS --</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/afp-europe-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Canada Right-wing populism AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 08:30:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771995 at http://www.globalpost.com Austrian far-right loses power in Haider fiefdom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/austrian-far-right-loses-power-haider-fiefdom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austria's far-right on Sunday lost power in the state of Carinthia, its late leader Joerg Haider's former stronghold, projections from state election results showed.</p> <p>The Freedom Party's share of the vote more than halved to 20.4 percent from 44.9 percent at the 2009 election, with Chancellor Werner Faymann's Social Democrats (SPOe) scoring 33.9 percent, up from 28.9 percent.</p> <p>A new eurosceptic party formed in 2012 by Austro-Canadian auto parts billionaire Frank Stronach scored 9.7 percent, the projections by polling institute ARGE indicated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/austrian-far-right-loses-power-haider-fiefdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Joerg Haider Politics of Europe Right-wing populism AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:00:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772173 at http://www.globalpost.com Austrian far-right loses power in Haider fiefdom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/austrian-far-right-loses-power-haider-fiefdom-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austria's far-right on Sunday lost power in the state of Carinthia, its late leader Joerg Haider's former stronghold, projections from state election results showed.</p> <p>Following a string of corruption cases, the far-right Freedom Party saw its share of the vote more than halve to around 17.4 percent from 44.9 percent at the last election in 2009, state television projections showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/austrian-far-right-loses-power-haider-fiefdom-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Politics of Europe Right-wing populism AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 17:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772226 at http://www.globalpost.com German neo-Nazi party's bid stalls in top court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/german-neo-nazi-partys-bid-stalls-top-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's top court on Tuesday rejected a request by the neo-Nazi NPD party to be given a constitutional stamp of approval even as lawmakers from other parliamantary parties seek to ban it.</p> <p>The National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) had asked the Federal Constitutional Court in November to rule whether the far-right party conformed to the German constitution.</p> <p>But in a decision Tuesday, the court dismissed the NPD's petition, arguing that the court's statutes did not allow for such a ruling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/german-neo-nazi-partys-bid-stalls-top-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> German constitutional law National Democratic Party of Germany Politics of Europe Right-wing populism AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:46:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773757 at http://www.globalpost.com Don't liken me to Haider, says Austria's Stronach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/dont-liken-me-haider-says-austrias-stronach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Billionaire's party won 10th of vote in two state elections</p> <p>* Eurosceptic says he is not discriminatory in any way</p> <p>VIENNA, March 10 (Reuters) - The eurosceptic billionaire whose success in Austrian politics is sapping support from the far-right Freedom Party rejected comparisons with its late longtime leader Joerg Haider and said he would not be content with third place in national elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/dont-liken-me-haider-says-austrias-stronach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Human Interest Politics of Europe Right-wing populism Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:00:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778719 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Don't liken me to far-right leader Haider, says Austria's Stronach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/update-1-dont-liken-me-far-right-leader-haider-says-austrias-st <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Billionaire's party won 10th of vote in two state elections</p> <p>* Eurosceptic says he is not discriminatory in any way (Adds Stronach quotes)</p> <p>VIENNA, March 10 (Reuters) - The eurosceptic billionaire whose success in Austrian politics is sapping support from the far-right Freedom Party rejected comparisons to its late longtime leader Joerg Haider and said he would not be content with third place in national elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/update-1-dont-liken-me-far-right-leader-haider-says-austrias-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Human Interest Politics of Europe Right-wing populism Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778738 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel condemns award to Hungary reporter it calls anti-Semitic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/israel-condemns-award-hungary-reporter-it-calls-anti-semitic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Krisztina Than</p> <p>BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Israel and a European human rights official criticised Hungary on Monday for presenting an award to a television journalist they accuse of anti-Semitism.</p> <p>A dozen former recipients of the Tancsics prize for journalistic excellence handed their awards back in protest against it being given this year to Ferenc Szaniszlo, a journalist at privately-owned channel Echo TV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/israel-condemns-award-hungary-reporter-it-calls-anti-semitic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antisemitism Jobbik Right-wing populism Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786937 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungary asks reporter to return award over anti-Semitism row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/hungary-asks-reporter-return-award-over-anti-semitism-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian government minister has asked a television journalist to return an award he was given last week after he was accused of anti-Semitism by Israel's ambassador to Hungary.</p> <p>In a clip of one of his programmes from 2010, posted on YouTube, Ferenc Szaniszlo said Israel had been created by the West as a bastion against Arab-Muslim countries, but that it would lose its importance once the region's oil and gas ran out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/hungary-asks-reporter-return-award-over-anti-semitism-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jobbik Politics of Europe Right-wing populism Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5788532 at http://www.globalpost.com German government opts against bid to ban far-right party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/german-government-opts-against-bid-ban-far-right-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet decided on Wednesday not to try to outlaw the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) due to splits within the ruling coalition, leaving Germany's states to pursue their own ban.</p> <p>Germany's domestic intelligence service has branded the NPD "racist, anti-Semitic and revisionist" but banning a political party is especially sensitive in Germany, still haunted by memories of Nazi and communist regimes which silenced dissent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/german-government-opts-against-bid-ban-far-right-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nationalism Politics of Europe Right-wing populism Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5788590 at http://www.globalpost.com German govt opts out of bid to ban far-right party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/german-govt-opts-out-bid-ban-far-right-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The German government withheld support Wednesday from a states' bid to ban a neo-Nazi party, arguing that it would be ineffective in fighting the far right and likely had little chance of success.</p> <p>The cabinet said it backed the call in principle to sideline the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) but said it would not formally join the appeal because a failed attempt would be worse than none at all.</p> <p>"There are major obstacles," Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/german-govt-opts-out-bid-ban-far-right-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Right-wing populism AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788663 at http://www.globalpost.com