27.5.2014, ERIO – Time to act and counteract the alarming rise of far-right and neo-Nazi parties in the European Parliament

27.5.2014, ERIO – Time to act and counteract the alarming rise of far-right and neo-Nazi parties in the European Parliament

In the aftermath of the European elections, exit polls are now becoming real scores. These  watershed elections have brought about a deep shock in many parts of Europe, with Eurosceptic,  far-right and neo-Nazi parties rising throughout the continent.

The European Roma Information Office, as an organisation defending the rights of the Roma  minority and promoting its full inclusion in Europe, is deeply concerned over the current political  landscape marked by dangerous trends towards intolerant, xenophobic and racist attitudes.

Examples are, alas, numerous. Hungarian neo-Nazi movement Jobbik settled for second place with  roughly 15% of the votes, whilst its Greek counterpart Golden Dawn is the third party with almost  10%. Perhaps even more worrying news come from long-established democracies, if even in  Sweden far-right party Swedish Democrats got two seats within the European Parliament (around  10%).

Complete announcement available on English language on: http://www.erionet.eu/doc-statement_eu-elections-2014_270514

 

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