Fascism and the far right in Europe: country by country guide, part one – Austria to Greece

Polish fascists give the Nazi “sieg heil” salute and brandish a White Power flag

Polish fascists give the Nazi “sieg heil” salute and brandish a White Power flag

Europe is witnessing a dangerous revival of fascist and racist populist parties and organisations. Over the next few weeks we are going to publish a series of articles analysing the scale of this threat.

We will focus on the countries where fascist and racist parties have made significant electoral and/or organisational breakthroughs. There are small fascist groups operating in several other countries, but with very small numbers and little impact. We intend to look separately at the situation in Russia at a later date and have not included it here.

Our series starts with a country by country guide – part one is below, with PART TWO: Hungary to Ukraine here.

Next in the series will be an analysis piece, including working definitions of fascism and far right racist populism, and we will look at the conditions that are enabling these parties to flourish.

We hope this series will be of use to antifascists and antiracists across Europe.

We would like to encourage readers to send us comments, reports and analysis of fascist and racist parties that are active your country or region. You are welcome to post your thoughts in the comments section, or if you would rather get in touch with us offline, you can email us via our Contact page. We very much hope you will support this project.



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