Tag Archives: European politics

Will European countries ever take meaningful steps to end colonial legacies?

Wikimedia Commons Michael McEachrane, Lund University Centuries of European colonialism have had a tremendous impact on shaping inequities within and among countries, many of which are yet to be effectively addressed. This may seem like a trivial statement, but it is only recently being recognised by EU countries. In 2019, the European Parliament passed a Resolution on the Fundamental Rights …

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Has the coronavirus proved a crisis too far for Europe’s far-right outsiders?

France’s Marine Le Pen has failed to make an impact during the pandemic. EPA/Yoan Valat

Georgios Samaras, King’s College London In recent years, far-right political parties in Europe have capitalised on crises to build their support bases. Many have made it to positions of power as a result of these efforts. The financial crisis of 2008, the refugee crisis that began in 2014 and the ongoing debate around climate change have all provided opportunities to …

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