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Far right make gains in 10 member states LEIGH PHILLIPS 08.06.2009 @ 02:03 CET EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Across Europe, the far right is on the march, claiming increased numbers of seats in ten different member states. However, in Belgium, France and Poland, the far right saw some significant losses as well. In total, the… » read more

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EUOBSERVER STAFF 02.06.2009 @ 14:29 CET EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS [excerpt] The Conservative leader on Saturday attended a congress in Warsaw together with Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice party and the Czech centre-right ODS faction. The three parties plan in June to unveil a new EU political group together with at least four smaller parties from… » read more

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Anti-gay, climate change deniers: meet David Cameron’s new friends The Guardian. Wednesday 3 June 2009 Ian Traynor in Warsaw www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/02/david-cameron-alliance-polish-nationalists Global warming is a lie, homosexuality is a “pathology” and Europe is becoming a “neo-totalitarian” regime, according to one of David Cameron‘s new European allies. Tory headquarters may never have heard of Urszula Krupa, a… » read more

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SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE – EUROPE News Releases Paris, 1 June 2009 Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, urged the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) “to launch an investigation into the financing and promotion campaigns of MEPs who will be elected this week to the new European Parliament and who espouse antisemitic,… » read more

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UK Tory MEP: ‘We’ve clearly got a lot of people worried’ Euractiv: Tuesday 2 June 2009 Establishing a new conservative, anti-Lisbon and anti-federalist group in the European Parliament will not weaken the European People’s Party, Geoffrey Van Orden, a leading Conservative MEP, told EurActiv in a telephone interview. UK Conservative MEP Geoffrey Van Orden acted… » read more

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The New Statesman Cameron’s Euro gamble by David Clark Published 17 March 2009 The Tory break with the EPP grouping in the European Parliament could spell trouble for the party, forced to choose between unsavoury allies and obscurity Jose Manuel Barroso: “regrets” Cameron’s pull-out from the EPP This may seem like one for anoraks only,… » read more

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The Conservatives’ future allies in Europe? The potential reputational damage posed by Law and Justice – David Cameron’s new best friends from Poland David Cameron is committed to forming a new ‘centre-right, non-federalist’ political group in the European Parliament after the forthcoming European elections (on 4-7 June). To do so, he plans to leave the… » read more

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