EU: Agency for Fundamental Rights: Racism, discrimination, intolerance and extremism: learning from experiences in Greece and Hungary


"FRA noted growing alarm at the national, EU and international levels at ongoing manifestations of discrimination, racism and related intolerance in two EU Member States, namely Greece and Hungary, combined with the phenomenon – unique in the EU – of the representation in national parliaments of parties with extremist rhetoric, with Golden Dawn in Greece mainly targeting irregular migrants and the Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom) in Hungary mainly targeting Roma and Jews. Golden Dawn organises its members into paramilitary groups and directly engages in violent criminal activities, while Jobbik openly supports similar activities by paramilitary organisations or groups. In both EU Member States, and despite their efforts to stop such activities, evidence from recent polls shows that the popularity of these parties remains relatively high, in particular among younger age groups."

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