europe

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer narrowly loses Austrian election

By JC Reporter, May 23, 2016

The Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer has lost Austria’s presidential election to an independent, Alexander Van der Bellen.

Far-right Mr Hofer, who has capitalised on anti-immigrant sentiment in Austria, led narrowly after Sunday's election but postal votes counted on Monday gave Mr Van der Bellen victory.

Mr Van der Bellen campaigned on a pro-EU platform, backed by the Green Party.

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Antisemitic views ignored by Euro-leaders, Israeli report claims

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2016

European Union leaders are systematically ignoring antisemitic views held by their citizens, a new report presented to the Israeli government today warns.

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European Jewish Parliament leader defends decision to meet Marine Le Pen

By Naomi Firsht, July 10, 2015

The European Jewish Parliament president has defended his decision to meet far-right French politician Marine Le Pen this week.

Ukraine-born oligarch and EJP president Vadim Rabinovich came under fire from Jewish leaders when he met Ms Le Pen as part of a roundtable discussion held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

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