BBC News: Europe and Nationalism

Nationalist and far-right parties are making electoral gains throughout Europe. The most recent example: Sweden Democrats winning about 18 percent of the vote on September 9. BBC News points to common themes including opposition to immigration and refugees, Islam and the European Union project: “In part, this can be seen as a backlash against the political establishment in the wake of the financial and migrant crises, but the wave of discontent also taps into long-standing fears about globalisation and a dilution of national identity.” The article reviews emerging nationalism throughout Europe with parties serving as opposition leaders in Germany, coalition partners in Austria and Italy, and ruling parties in Hungry. Even as minority opposition parties or coalition partners, the far-right parties are adept at driving topics of national conversations and influencing foreign policy. – YaleGlobal

BBC News: Europe and Nationalism

Anti-immigration political party makes gains in Sweden, with nationalism emerging throughout Europe
Monday, September 10, 2018

Nationalist parties make gains throughout Europe
Nationalism on the march: Anti-immigration parties are making gains throughout Europe as ruling and opposition parties as well as coalition partners (Source: BBC News)

Read the article from BBC News about the rise of nationalism among Europe’s electorates.

Read the article from BBC News about the results of the Swedish election: “With nearly all ballots counted, the governing centre-left coalition is marginally ahead of its centre-right Alliance rivals, with around 40% each. The nationalist Sweden Democrats have won about 18% of the vote, up from 12.9% in the previous election. A protracted battle to form a working coalition now looks certain.”

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