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