Welcome to the first edition of “Fascism and the EU”, wherein we track the movements of the far-right political parties that are currently gathering into a single dark storm cloud over the European Union.
With elections for the European Parliament scheduled for May, and several far-right parties uniting in an attempt to determine their outcome, we will be monitoring the events closely, and pledge to inform you if things begin to escalate in the direction of Drang nach Osten.
The trends we observed across the EU included a rise in Euroscepticism, the entrance of once-fringe parties into the political mainstream, rampant Islamophobia, “austerity weariness”, and a fear of Romanians unseen in Europe since Vlad Tepes emerged from a Transylvanian village in the 15th century.
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