France Announces Tough New Measures on Immigration

With municipal elections approaching, President Emmanuel Macron hopes the stricter stance will lure voters away from the far right. The measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday included tightening access to health services for new asylum seekers.Credit…Pool … Read More

Far-right in Spain sweeps town with anti-migrant message

EL EJIDO, Spain (AP) – Surrounded by miles of greenhouses where migrant workers grow fruit and vegetables for the rest of Europe, this sleepy town on the sunbaked Mediterranean coast has become a beachhead for the arrival of the far-right … Read More

Orban’s manifesto for a new illiberal Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 11 September 2018. [EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER] Helmut Kohl was a major historic figure, the Chancellor who united Germany and set the foundations of the … Read More

‘Just the beginning’: Austria announces plans to close several mosques, deport dozens of imams

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has initiated a crack-down on foreign-funded religious groups in his country.(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Friday that the government is planning to shutter seven mosques and expel dozens of imams from the country. At … Read More

Another Far-Right Party Has Won Voters’ Hearts in Europe With Anti-Islam Message

The far-right Freedom Party—an ally of Marine Le Pen’s National Front in France and one of the emboldened cluster of populist right-wing parties making big gains across the Continent—took as much as 26 percent of the vote in Austria’s elections … Read More

Chris Mullin: far right is driving Europe back to dark age

Migrants on the German military ship Rhein. Photograph: Alfonso Di Vincenzo/Kontrolab/LightRocket via Getty Images ‘Go Back to Where you Came From’ analyses the problem well but has few solutions As the Syrian refugee crisis spread across Europe in autumn 2015 … Read More