Governments can no longer shy away from addressing the uncomfortable issue of the rise of populism and extremism in Europe.

According to Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian minister of foreign affairs, “we need to learn to talk about these things in a decent manner.” Governments, he said, need to be active in engaging in the debate, but this “requires political will.” That will is often not very forthcoming.

He was speaking at the opening of the conference Right-wing E...

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