• Radikální pravice

  • In the last European elections in three countries (Great Britain, Denmark and France) radical right-wing nationalist parties became the strongest forces. The number of MEPs belonging to right-wing nationalist parties has grown considerably and they are spread all over the right political spectrum. The term “Radical Right” seems to be too vague as it applies to a spectrum including open neo-Nazis and right-wing parties having adapted their appearance to suit mainstream media.

    Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the big states of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left? 



  • Presidential Elections in Austria
  • Winning a Battle, Not the War

  • Walter Baier | 13 Dec 16
  • Austria’s far-right has suffered a setback, but it would be a mistake to believe the dynamic that created is broken.

  • Analysis of Trump’s Victory
  • The Dilemma between Post-Democracy and Pre-Fascism

  • Walter Baier | 09 Nov 16
  • Donald Trump, a relentless right-wing populist, outed as a sexist defender of rape culture, becoming the 45th president of the US proves that the rise of right radicalism is not confined to a number of states and regions and is not a foremost European issue but rather is the expression of a global crisis of politics.

  • About the Radical Right
  • Reactionary Rebellion

  • Walter Baier | 19 Jan 16
  • When, in an unanticipated turn of events, Jörg Haider took over the leadership of the FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria) in 1986 (at the time the party was part of a coalition government alongside the SPÖ (Socialist Party of Austria)), the party barely won 5 percent of the vote.


  • The Far Right in Europe

  • Walter Baier | 27 Feb 15
  • We have launched a thematical Focus on “Radical, Far and Populist Right” on our website: Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the big states of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left?


  • Based on an Alter Summit Seminar on the Far Right
  • Theses on the Struggle against Right-Wing Extremism in Europe

  • 22 Apr 14
  • To learn better to understand the realities in the different European countries regarding the Right in its various forms and also to study systematically the political issues involved, the Alter Summit network hold this European seminar “Strategies for the Struggle Against the Far Right and Neo-Fascism in Europe” in Budapest on 3 April 2014.



  • The Rise of an Extreme and Populist Right Wing – a Challenge to the Left

  • René Monzat | 30 Apr 13
  • The rise of populist and xenophobic Right-wing movements is a challenge to Left parties as a whole as well as all social movement organisations. This rise expresses a crisis in European culture and politics – the answer involves affirming a Left alternative that is able to face up to the issues at stake. It is essential to analyse the problem and to understand the issues of the times, namely the early2010s and to stress the essential factors for hitting back.

  • The Greek Nazi Party “Golden Dawn”

  • Sia Anagnostopoulou | 19 Dec 12
  • The fact that a Nazi party – namely “Golden Dawn” – made it to the Greek Parliament is part of the broader phenomenon of the rise of far-Right in Europe; it reveals nonetheless some special dimensions of the political and financial crisis in Greece.

  • Nebezpečí zprava

  • Walter Baier | 02 May 12
  • Úvod1 Mnozí seriozní pozorovatelé se domnívají, že krize v Evropě neskončila. Restrukturalizací řeckého státního dluhu a rozšířením evropského stabilizačního mechanizmu byl pouze získán čas, avšak základní problémy nadměrné akumulace2 a nevyváženosti běžných účtů mezi členy Eurozóny stále přetrvávají. Mimo to dohoda o fiskální smlouvě z minulého března směřuje k posílení "status quo" politiky...

  • Right-wing Populism in Germany too? A European Trend and its Special German Features

  • Gerd Wiegel | 27 Oct 11
  • The wave of right-wing populist electoral successes continues to sweep across Europe: Scandinavia is now completely riddled with parties of this type. Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and France, not to mention other countries, – all have successful right-wing populist parties. But there is one striking exception: present-day Germany has no successful right extremist party that fits the...

  • Norway: From Meta-Politics to Mass Murder – A New Right-Wing Extremism

  • Mathias Wåg | 27 Oct 11
  • The massacre on the island of Utøya and the attack in Oslo’s government district targeting the Scandinavian labour movement was horrible, the worst kind of right-wing terrorist act. How could it happen? How could such an extensive and long-term terrorist plot go completely unnoticed by the security police? Let there be no mistake about it, this was a political deed, politically motivated and...

  • Netherlands – Understanding the Wilders Phenomenon

  • Hans van Heijningen, Arjan Vliegenthart | 27 Oct 11
  • It is said that the German writer Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) once remarked that if a revolution were to break out in Germany, he would flee to the Netherlands, since there everything happens fifty years later. Whereas this insight might have had some relevance in the mid 19th century, today it seems out of date. Not only is the Netherlands well connected to a global political network; in some...

  • Right-Wing Populism in Europe

  • Walter Baier | 20 Oct 11
  • In many discussions the increase of extreme right-wing and right-wing populist parties in a growing number of European countries is regarded as if it were only a matter of parallel individual national phenomena. But there is also a European dimension that is unfortunately rarely considered, one that concerns all parts of Europe including the centre, the east and the north. In the period between...

  • Economic and Institutional Crisis - Perspectives for the Belgian Social Movement

  • Daniel Zamora | 10 May 11
  • Today the majority of the media and most analyses of the Belgian situation speak of an “institutional crisis” or a “communitarian crisis”. While this way of conceiving the Belgian situation does reflect a part of the reality, it is to a great extent inadequate. Indeed, although apparently deadlocked in a crisis of “institutional reform”, Belgium is far from being a little island untouched by the...

  • The Hungarian Disaster

  • Gáspár Miklós Tamás | 10 May 11
  • I hate writing this article. Since I oppose the alarming authoritarian developments in my country and am pleading for the restoration of civil liberties, I might appear to be what I definitely am not: someone who thinks that the 21st-century European variant of liberal democracy is a political order which can and should be kept alive unchanged. Nobody wants to go back to the world of chaos,...

  • The Rise of Right-wing Populism in Finland: The True Finns

  • Carl Mars | 10 May 11
  • Right-wing populist anti-immigration parties, such as the National Front in France, the Freedom Party of Austria, the Progress Party in Norway and the Danish People’s Party have done well in many European countries over the last couple of decades. So far Finland has been seen as an exception in Europe: the country has lacked an extreme right, or the usually successful “ideal-type” of the populist...

  • New Aspects of the Radical Right

  • Jean-Yves Camus | 10 May 11
  • Until the beginning of the 21st century, political science generally defined the “far right” differently from the conservative and the liberal right on several fundamental points, even though definitions varied depending on the author. Adhesion of the traditional right to an all-inclusive concept of the nation, and thus to a contractual definition of national identity, seemed to be the...