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Golden Dawn and the rise of the far right in Europe

Golden Dawn and the rise of the far right in Europe

The post-2008 financial crisis is fuelling the rise of 'Eurosceptic' parties in countries run by unelected technocrats.

  • Landscape memorial to Breivik victims sparks outrage in Norway
    Landscape memorial to Breivik victims sparks outrage in Norway Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    A controversial memorial project for the victims of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik near the site of the massacre has sparked anger among relatives and locals. More »

  • Swedish leader condemns violence linked to far right
    Swedish leader condemns violence linked to far right Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    The Swedish government has condemned an attack over the weekend in which four people were wounded, saying violence by far-right groups was hurting the country's image. Four people were beaten and cut in a fight in the early hours of Sunday in the city of Malmo after a march to celebrate International Women's Day, police said. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said in a statement: "Incidences of nazism and racism besmirch much of what people think is good about Sweden. "You can't exclude the possibility that there is a Swedish Anders Breivik among these groups and it is SAPO's duty to investigate them," he told Sweden's national news agency, referring to the Norwegian who killed 77 people in a bomb and gun attack in 2011. More »

  • Survivor of Norway's Utoya Massacre on Course for Eurovision Spot
    Survivor of Norway's Utoya Massacre on Course for Eurovision Spot Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    A survivor of Norway's Utoya massacre is on course to represent his country in the Eurovision song contest, with a song inspired by his three-year battle to recover from the trauma. Mohamed "Mo" Abdi Farah, 21, won the popular vote in the country's Melodi Grand Prix semi-final, and is now favourite to be chosen as the country's Eurovision representative in the final round on 15 March. Abdi was on the verge of chart success in the summer of 2011, having shot to fame with a performance on Norway's X Factor. His best friend and fellow performer, Ismail Haji Ahmed, was one of the victims of far-right fanatic Anders Breivik, who murdered 69 people, most of them teenagers, who were gathered on the island for the annual Labour party youth summer camp. More »

  • Top readers’ comments of the week
    Top readers’ comments of the week Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from the past seven days. Did you make it in? More »

  • Norway lawmakers have questions on $850 billion wealth fund's F1 deal Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    By Joachim Dagenborg and Camilla Knudsen OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $850 billion (508 billion pounds) sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, must answer questions on its acquisition of a stake in Formula One, Norwegian parliamentarians said on Friday. The fund, which invests Norway's oil and gas revenues, bought a $1.6 billion stake in motor racing's Formula One in May 2012, together with investors BlackRock and Waddell & Reed. The call by politicians comes after the newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv questioned whether the fund violated its mandate by making the deal. The fund can only buy a stake in an unlisted company if the company plans an initial public offering. More »

  • Breivik Massacre Memorial To Cut Headland
    Breivik Massacre Memorial To Cut Headland Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    A three-and-a-half-metre wide channel will be cut across a headland near the island of Utoya as a memorial to those killed by Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik killed eight people in a bomb attack outside a government building in the capital Oslo on July 22, 2011. More »

  • Anders Behring Breivik Victims' Memorial on Norway's Utøya Island
    Anders Behring Breivik Victims' Memorial on Norway's Utøya Island Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg has been selected to create a memorial to the 69 people shot dead by Anders Behring Breivik on the island of Utøya and the eight who lost their lives in a bomb explosion in Oslo on 22 July 2011. Dahlberg's concept for a memorial on Utøya is beautiful. The rocky earth removed from the island will be used to create a memorial site in Oslo. A permanent memorial site in Oslo will take the form of an amphitheatre around Høyblokka. More »

  • Norway’s memorial to Utoya island massacre is stunning
    Norway’s memorial to Utoya island massacre is stunning Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    The winning entry from Jonas Dahlberg shows part of a nearby promontory cleaved in two. More »

  • Police dismiss Norwegian mass killer's complaints Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police in Norway say they have rejected a complaint by convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik about poor prison conditions. More »

  • Breivik hunger strike threat: wants bigger gym
    Breivik hunger strike threat: wants bigger gym Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Convicted Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has threatened to go on a hunger strike unless he gets access to better video games, a sofa and a larger gym. More »

  • Breivik Wants Better Video Games In Jail 'Hell'
    Breivik Wants Better Video Games In Jail 'Hell' Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik reportedly wants better video games in jail and has threatened to go on hunger strike if his demands are not met. Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, says the two prisons where he is being held are "hell" and he is seeking extra perks to help cope with the "torture"-like conditions. He sent a list of 12 demands to prison authorities, which also include access to a computer rather than a "worthless typewriter", doubling his weekly allowance from £30 to £60 to cover postage costs and an end to daily searches. Breivik, who is serving a 21-year jail term, has also demanded his PlayStation 2 games console be changed to a more up-to-date PS3 "with access to more adult games that I get to choose myself". More »

  • Mass murderer Breivik to hunger strike for better video games
    Mass murderer Breivik to hunger strike for better video games Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik threatened to go on hunger strike for better video games and other perks to alleviate his "torture"-like prison conditions, in a letter received by AFP Friday. More »

  • Anders Breivik Threatens Hunger Strike for Playstation 3 and Adult Games
    Anders Breivik Threatens Hunger Strike for Playstation 3 and Adult Games Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Anders Behring Breivik has vowed to go on hunger strike if he is not provided with up-to-date video games to better his stay at the Norwegian prison where he is jailed for killing 77 people. In a hand-addressed letter to AFP news agency, Breivik claimed he faces  living conditions akin to "torture" at the high security detention centre in Skien in south-eastern Norway. Breivik, who turned 35 yesterday, also demanded he be allowed to choose "more adult games" to play. "The hunger strike won't end until the Minister of Justice (Anders) Anundsen and the head of the KDI (the Norwegian Correctional Services) stop treating me worse than an animal," Breivik wrote. More »

  • Why Pat Buchanan Loves Putin
    Why Pat Buchanan Loves Putin Thu, Dec 19, 2013

    Obama isn’t sending any senior officials to Sochi, but Buchanan’s got Putin’s back—and opposing gay rights and supporting organized religion aren’t even fringe views in today’s GOP. More »

  • Norway frowns on Morrissey's presence in Nobel concert
    Norway frowns on Morrissey's presence in Nobel concert Wed, Nov 27, 2013

    Former Smiths frontman Morrissey caused a stir in Norway on Wednesday after the British singer -- reviled in the country for his provocative comments in the wake of its 2011 Utoeya island massacre -- was confirmed for a Nobel concert line-up in Oslo next month. More »

  • Norway to step up security at gas plants after Algeria attack Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    By Gwladys Fouche STAVANGER, Norway (Reuters) - Norway is stepping up security at its onshore gas installations after the assault on an Algerian gas plant co-owned by Statoil and the attacks by far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik, gas system operator Gassco said on Thursday. Norway is the second-largest gas supplier to the European Union after Russia, delivering via an offshore pipeline system to receiving terminals in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. More »

  • Norway bus murders rekindle criticism of police
    Norway bus murders rekindle criticism of police Tue, Nov 5, 2013

    The murder of three bus passengers in Norway rekindled criticism Tuesday of the Norwegian police's ability to react to violent crimes two and a half years after the Breivik massacre. More »

  • Cold killer Breivik said sorry to mother for ruining her life
    Cold killer Breivik said sorry to mother for ruining her life Thu, Oct 31, 2013

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who refused to show remorse for killing 77 people in 2011, hugged his mother and apologised for ruining her life before she died of cancer this year, according to a new biography. "The Mother", based on hours of conversations with Wenche Behring Breivik by journalist Marit Christensen and published on Thursday, says she once described herself as the world's "saddest mother" who both hated and loved her son. She broke down in tears when the police came to her house that night to say Anders Breivik was to blame for the massacre - a bombing in Oslo that killed 8 and a shooting rampage on a nearby island that killed 69, many of them teenagers. Breivik, a right-wing anti-Islamic fanatic now aged 34, is serving Norway's maximum sentence in jail for the attacks, which were aimed at the Labour-led government and its youth wing. More »

  • Norwegian rocker's French trial deferred to June
    Norwegian rocker's French trial deferred to June Thu, Oct 17, 2013

    The trial of a Norwegian metal musician accused of inciting racial hatred was Thursday postponed to June, as his lawyer said he was not given enough time to prepare a defence. More »

  • Leader of British anti-Islamist protest group quits over extremism
    Leader of British anti-Islamist protest group quits over extremism Tue, Oct 8, 2013

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of a British anti-Islamist protest group accused of inflaming racial tensions said on Tuesday he was quitting the organisation because he no longer felt able to control far-right extremists. The Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think-tank which said it had brokered the move, hailed it as a big success for community relations but one expert on the far-right warned it could lead to further radicalisation and violence. ... More »

  • Norway's new government concedes on oil, immigration for support
    Norway's new government concedes on oil, immigration for support Mon, Sep 30, 2013

    By Balazs Koranyi and Joachim Dagenborg OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Conservative leader Erna Solberg said she would form a minority cabinet with the populist Progress Party after talks with two centrist parties broke down on Monday, giving ground on oil exploration and immigration. Solberg agreed to give up plans to drill for oil in several promising Arctic areas and also agreed to tighten asylum policies to win the support of her eventual coalition partner and the outside backing of the centrist Liberals and Christian Democrats. "We were very close to finding good solutions... ... More »

  • Breivik survivor becomes MP at 23
    Breivik survivor becomes MP at 23 Wed, Sep 11, 2013

    Two years ago, he ran for his life to escape Anders Behring Breivik's bullets. Never one to be intimidated, Fredric Holen Bjoerdal is now one of Norway's youngest ever members of parliament. More »

  • Four Breivik survivors elected to Norway's parliament
    Four Breivik survivors elected to Norway's parliament Tue, Sep 10, 2013

    Four young Norwegian Labour Party members who survived rightwing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's bloody rampage two years ago have been elected to parliament, the party said Tuesday. More »

  • Anti-immigrant Norway party lays claim to government role
    Anti-immigrant Norway party lays claim to government role Tue, Sep 10, 2013

    By Balazs Koranyi and Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - An anti-immigrant populist party laid claim to a major role in oil-rich Norway's government for the first time on Tuesday after a centre-right alliance won a landslide general election victory to oust a Labour administration. The Progress party, which once had among its members Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011 in a gun and bomb attack targeting Labour, came third in Monday's poll, giving it a kingmaker role in coalition building. ... More »

  • Breivik-Linked Party To Join Norway Government
    Breivik-Linked Party To Join Norway Government Tue, Sep 10, 2013

    An anti-immigration party with past links to mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik looks set to help form Norway's next government. More »

  • Conservative leader Solberg sweeps into power in Norwegian election
    Conservative leader Solberg sweeps into power in Norwegian election Mon, Sep 9, 2013

    By Balazs Koranyi and Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's opposition Conservatives, promising tax cuts and better healthcare, won elections in a landslide on Monday but faced tough coalition talks with a populist party that wants to spend more of the accumulated oil riches and curb immigration. Led by Erna Solberg, a former girl scout leader who has overcome dyslexia, the Conservatives promise to diversify the economy away from oil, privatise state firms, and reduce some of the world's highest taxes rates to give the private sector more breathing room. ... More »

  • Wealthy Norway seen moving right in vote
    Wealthy Norway seen moving right in vote Mon, Sep 9, 2013

    Prosperous Norway voted on Monday in elections likely to lead to a governing coalition of Conservatives and anti-immigrant populists, two years after Muslim-hating Anders Behring Breivik's deadly rampage. More »

  • Norway's opposition set for sweeping election victory Mon, Sep 9, 2013

    By Balazs Koranyi OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's centre-right opposition, pledging privatisation, tax cuts and smaller government, was set for a sweeping election win on Monday but faces difficult coalition talks since a populist anti-immigration party will hold the balance of power. Norway has enjoyed rare economic success, thanks to its flourishing offshore oil sector boosting per capita GDP to $100,000 (63,808.07 pounds). But growth is slowing and voters are ready to punish Labour Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, accusing him of wasting a once-in-a-lifetime economic boom. ... More »

  • Conservative Solberg expected to win Norway election
    Conservative Solberg expected to win Norway election Mon, Sep 9, 2013

    By Balazs Koranyi OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's centre-right opposition, promising tax cuts, privatisation and a smaller government, is set for a sweeping election win on Monday, ousting a Labour-led government accused of wasting a once-in-a-lifetime economic boom. The only electoral risk facing the likely next prime minister, Conservative Erna Solberg, is an anti-immigration party whose participation in her coalition could repulse other potential allies and deprive her of a full majority. ... More »

  • Norway's centre-right clear election favourite
    Norway's centre-right clear election favourite Sun, Sep 8, 2013

    Norway's centre-right opposition looks set to oust Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in Monday's general election, paving the way for an anti-immigration party to enter government two years after right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's deadly attacks. More »

  • Norway's centre-right on course for election win
    Norway's centre-right on course for election win Tue, Sep 3, 2013

    By Balazs Koranyi and Terje Solsvik OSLO (Reuters) - Conservative Erna Solberg seems likely to emerge as prime minister from Monday's Norwegian elections on promises to cut taxes, improve health care and sell off some oil assets, but may be forced into a tricky alliance with a populist anti-immigration party. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg guided Norway through a global downturn with little more than a scratch. But growth is slowing, his record on health care is mixed and critics accuse him of squandering the oil revenues that have shielded Norway. ... More »

  • Two governments continents apart face defeat despite booms
    Two governments continents apart face defeat despite booms Sun, Sep 1, 2013

    By Balazs Koranyi and Rob Taylor OSLO/CANBERRA (Reuters) - Two centre-left governments on opposite sides of the globe are likely to lose power this month, despite both presiding over commodity-fuelled booms while other economies sank into crisis. Voters in Australia and Norway are almost certain to boot out their governments within a couple of days of each other, fed up with blunders and scandals, and worried that wealth created by high minerals and oil prices has not been spent wisely. ... More »

  • University snubs mass killer Breivik's application in Norway
    University snubs mass killer Breivik's application in Norway Tue, Aug 6, 2013

    Norway's jailed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has had his application to study political science at the University of Oslo rejected, the institution said on Tuesday. More »

  • Breivik's gets go-ahead for university enrolment
    Breivik's gets go-ahead for university enrolment Thu, Aug 1, 2013

    The Norwegian prison where Anders Behring Breivik is being held said Thursday it agreed in principle to allow the convicted mass murderer to study political science, if the university wants him. More »

  • Breivik: Killer 'Must Be Allowed To Study'
    Breivik: Killer 'Must Be Allowed To Study' Wed, Jul 31, 2013

    It would be "torture" if mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was to be denied the right to study at Oslo University, his lawyer has said. More »