Putting the radical-right ‘back in their box’: How do we defeat Europe’s growing populist movement?
With radical right wing politics gaining record levels of support in Europe and the US, CommonSpace asks: how did we get here, what role has the political establishment played, and what can the left do to turn the tide?
“CRIME IN Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”
This was the ‘analysis’ of United States President Donald Trump on migration in Europe last month.
New blow for Spanish repression: Germany rejects bid to imprison former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont
The German courts’ decision marks the latest setback in Spain’s attempt to prosecute exiled Catalan politicians
SPANISH ATTEMPTS to extradite former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont have faced a major roadblock, as the German court overseeing the case has turned down requests from the prosecution that Puigdemont be incarcerated in pretrial prison while his European Arrest Warrant is assessed.
Berlin prepares for pro-Scottish independence rally this weekend
Rally will descend on government headquarters in German capital
A MARCH supporting Scottish independence will take place tomorrow in Germany.
The event in Berlin has been organised by Germans for Scottish Independence (GFI) and will begin at Brandenburger Tor close to the UK embassy at 11am before finishing near Bundestag at 4pm.
Speakers include German MP Stefan Liebich, Tommy Sheridan and another mystery guest which GFI said will not be announced until tomorrow, and music will be provided by Kevin Gore.
German parties back an independent Scotland in the EU as election approaches
Two German parties voice support for independent Scotland in the EU
TWO political parties who may form part of a German coalition government after the election next month have given support to an independent Scotland within the EU.
The Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Alliance 90/The Greens (The Greens) have both made clear that they support the Scottish Government’s position on Brexit, as part of their election platform for the upcoming elections for the Bundestag, Germany’s federal legislative body.
German public want ‘no major concessions’ to Tories in Brexit talks
’Nein danke’: No appetite for special Brexit deal in Germany
THE VAST MAJORITY of Germans want a hard-line taken against Tory negotiators in Brexit talks, according to public polling published by heute.de.
An overwhelming 88 per cent want “no major concessions” granted to the UK now that the process has begun on exiting the European Union.
Germany's foreign minister warns May off Thatcher style money grab in Brexit talks
There'll be no debate about the UK paying its due for past EU obligations according to Germany’s foreign minister
SIGMAR GABRIEL, the German foreign minister has told Prime Minister Theresa May that there is no chance of the UK not paying a “divorce bill” before it completes its departure from the European Union.
‘Lasst Schottland bleiben!’: 17,000 sign German petition to support indy Scotland in Europe
German public call on EU negotiators to support Scotland’s vote to remain in the EU
A PETITION TO LET SCOTLAND STAY (‘Lasst Schottland bleiben’) has received the backing of over 17,000 people as support grows across the European Union to welcome Scotland as a new and full member.
Scottish Government claims German visit success will spur business growth
Scotland-German business visit ahead of new mini-embassy launch in Berlin
AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIP by the Scottish Government to Germany has been proclaimed a success by the minister involved and the chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.
Minister for the economy Keith Brown is concluding a two-day visit to Hamburg and the German capital Berlin in boost business links, and discuss the impact of Brexit on the German and Scottish economies.
Scottish Government in Berlin trade mission to strengthen Germany ties
Economy minister Keith Brown in Germany trip to test mood on Brexit threats
SCOTLAND’S MINISTER for the economy begins a two day Germany trade mission today [Monday 6 March] as part of the latest development of business ties between the two nations.
Keith Brown MSP will visit Hamburg and Berlin ahead of the establishment of a new mini-Scottish embassy in the country to place economic and political relations on a more formal footing.