European politicians need to recover “democratic legitimisation” of the economic crisis if the rise of extremists is to be quelled, a high-level conference has been told.

Speaking at the conference Right-wing Extremism and Hate Crime: Minorities Under Pressure in Europe and Beyond, in Oslo on 14 May, Ralf Melzer from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung institute in Berlin, said there “is no one single reason, or no one single solution” to the rise of extremism in Europe &...

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