This newsletter focuses on the rise of far-right parties across Europe, presenting reflections on why nationalist ideas are a recurring theme in politics and how the increasing support for far-right groups in politics can be explained.
In Germany, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) has gained widespread support; in Italy, far-right populism is on the rise; and in France, we are witnessing the rise of the Rassemblement National (RN). Other far-right and right-wing populist parties in Europe are also gaining national importance, which demonstrates a pattern of shifting political opinions and ideas.
The political intertwining of feminist issues with those of the struggle against the extreme right is also becoming increasingly clear, as many of the right-wing populist parties have extremely misogynistic gender policies that could have dire consequences for feminist gains. transform! europe supported the organisation and celebration of two international conferences on this topic in recent months, and we would like to draw your attention to the interesting and informative recordings of the events – Feminism and the Fight Against the Far Right in Lisbon and Feminism: An Antidote to the Far Right in Brussels.
In addition, in the newsletter you can find links to our latest publications and information on topical events organised by transform! europe and our partner organisations.
We wish you interesting reading! Štefica Gazibara, web editor for transform! europe
Fabian Figueiredo sketches a sharp overview of how the current circumstances in Europe and the Global North, which are dominated by war, energy crises, and nationalism, are affecting the development of the extreme right.