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6th Jun 2013

France: French far-right as popular as major parties

The Local: The far-right, anti-immigration National Front, led by Marine Le Pen, would match France’s mainstream political parties if European elections were held this weekend, according to a poll published on Wednesday. The survey revealed that the far-right National Front, … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Germany: Defendant at neo-Nazi murder trial describes subculture of hate

A key witness at Germany’s neo-Nazi murder trial in Munich has described a subculture of hate behind fatal attacks on mainly Turkish shop proprietors during his teenage years some 15 years ago. Carsten S, whose name was withheld under German … Continued

6th Jun 2013

Bulgaria: Hizbullah role in bus bombing unproven

Bulgaria said on Wednesday it only had an “indication” that Lebanon’s Hezbollah might have been behind a deadly bus bombing in July and that this alone did not justify any European Union move to list it as a terrorist group. … Continued

Flooding rages on in parts of central Europe
4th Jun 2013

Flooding rages on in parts of central Europe

There is no immediate end in sight to the worst flooding parts of central Europe have seen in years. Among the hardest hit has been the southern German city of Passau. The Danube River, which is one of three that … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Sweden: Uzbek couple to be tried over imam shooting

A man and woman previously cleared as suspects in the attempted murder of exiled regime-critic Obid Nazarov in northern Sweden will now be tried in the Court of Appeal. The couple are suspected of assisting the man who shot Nazarov … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Deadly floods hit Germany and central Europe, several killed

Heavy flooding has hit parts of Germany and central Europe, forcing authorities to issue disaster warnings and reinforce defenses. Several people have already been killed, with water levels expected to continue rising. States of emergency were declared in Germany Sunday … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

France: Far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, could lose immunity

Marine Le Pen     A European Parliament committee has voted to lift immunity rights from French MEP Marine Le Pen. The decision followed a request by French prosecutors trying to charge her with inciting religious hatred in a 2010 … Continued

31st May 2013

Sweden: Minister warns Husby unrest may fuel prejudice

Sweden’s Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag warned on Thursday that the unrest in Stockholm’s outer suburbs last week may lead to prejudices about the people who live there. <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/ai?auid=221323&cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” border=”0″ alt=””></a></iframe> … Continued

31st May 2013

UN tribunal acquits Serbian ex-security officials

Two leaders of Serbia’s former secret police have been acquitted of war crimes committed in Bosnia and Croatia. While the ruling was welcomed by Belgrade, victims of wartime atrocities expressed disbelief. Judges sitting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the … Continued

31st May 2013

Belgium: Schengen states to granted more control over borders

Schengen countries are to be given more room for maneuver when it comes to introducing border controls. Changes were put in place after a dispute between Paris and Rome over an influx of migrants from North Africa. Participating members will … Continued

31st May 2013

France and Germany agree on ‘full time’ eurozone boss

France and Germany have agreed on the need for a full-time president for the Eurogroup of finance eurozone ministers. Both countries’ leaders met in Paris in an effort to see eye-to-eye on economic policy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French … Continued

30th May 2013

France: Merkel, Hollande seek increased competitiveness, job creation

A demand by Brussels that Paris do more to reign in its public debt has angered President Hollande. The debt crisis was to feature high on the agenda in talks between Hollande and visiting German Chancellor Merkel. Shortly after European … Continued

28th May 2013

Belgium: Lifting of arms embargo on Syrian opposition exposes EU divisions

European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew an embargo on arming Syrian rebels. However the compromise exposed deep divisions among the bloc’s member states on how to deal with the conflict in Syria. The deal announced after several … Continued

27th May 2013

France: Hundreds arrested at Paris gay marriage rally

Journalists were attacked, and 350 arrests made in Paris as peaceful protests against gay marriage in Paris on Sunday turned violent. Authorities blamed the trouble on a hard core group of far-right militants. At least 150,000 demonstrators took to the … Continued

27th May 2013

Germany: China’s Li visits Berlin amid trade tensions

China’s new premier Li Keqiang has been welcomed to Germany’s capital by Chancellor Angela Merkel. She is under pressure from Europe’s struggling solar panel branch to stop alleged price-dumping by Chinese manufacturers. Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Premier Li Keqiang with … Continued

26th May 2013

France: Attacker stabs French soldier on duty in Paris

A French soldier on anti-terror duty in the La Defense business district of Paris has been stabbed in the throat by an unidentified attacker who then fled. The Interior Ministry said his wounds were not life-threatening. The 23-year-old French soldier … Continued

26th May 2013

Sweden: Stockholm riots starting to ease: police

Cars were torched and police faced stone-throwing youths in Stockholm‘s immigrant-dominated suburbs early Sunday, but the nightly riots that have raged for a week appeared to be easing, police said. <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img … Continued

25th May 2013

Sweden: Stockholm riots spread west on sixth night

  Stockholm experienced a sixth straight night of riots early Saturday, with cars torched in several immigrant-dominated suburbs, as Britain and the United States warned against travelling to the hotspots.   mp;amp;lt;iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/ai?auid=221323&cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” … Continued

25th May 2013

France: IMF chief Lagarde escapes formal corruption investigation

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been named an “assisted witness” in a probe into possible ministerial misconduct in Paris. The case hails from her time as French finance minister. French magistrates on Friday chose not to place … Continued

24th May 2013

Sweden: Schools burn on fifth night of Stockholm riots

  The Local:  At least two schools, a police station, and 15 cars were set ablaze in Stockholm on Thursday night as riots in the suburbs of the Swedish capital continued for the fifth straight night. <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” … Continued

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