Antifascist Europe is an antifascist research project spanning activist initiatives, journalists and researchers from around Europe who monitor the development and transnational networks of far-right and right-wing populist parties as well as white supremacist, neo-Nazi and fascist groups.

News & Analysis

Ukraine | 05/13/2022

How Foreign Far-Right Volunteers Are Arriving to Fight in Ukraine

Antifascist Europe presents a report on the activities of foreign far-right volunteer fighters who have flocked to Ukraine since the invasion of Russian troops. It includes the results of monitoring public sources during the first 50 days of the war as well as an analysis of existing publications on the nature of the phenomenon of …

Russia | 09/30/2022

Russian Volunteer Corps: Denis “WhiteRex” Kapustin is Back in Business

A new unit consisting of Russian volunteers has appeared on the Ukrainian side. It calls itself the Russian Volunteer Corps. Antifascist Europe has concluded that the group is made up of neo-Nazis from Russia, who were organized by the well-known far-right entrepreneur Denis “WhiteRex” Kapustin. A short overview of the Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK) The …

Russia | 09/27/2022

Putinisher Beobachter – Documenting How Nazis and far-right journalists in Russia Engage in War Propaganda

Originally published on 06/08/2022 via The Left Berlin written by Antifacist Europe New Research from Russia shows the extent of Nazi Influence on State Media President of Russia Vladimir Putin declared denazification was the aim of the war in Ukraine – or, the liberation of Ukraine “from Nazi-minded people and Nazi ideology“. Many Nazis and far-right media work …

09/27/2022

Research Project: “Cultures of Rejection”

“Cultures of Rejection” brings together research teams from five European countries. Its objective is to comprehend the polarization and radicalization of society that has recently taken place, as well as the accomplishments of right-wing movements and parties in Europe. Find out more details via their website: Cultures of Rejection The wave of migration to Europe …

07/21/2022

Hammerskins: What German “security services” (don’t) say

Article 7 of 7 in the Hammerskins Series This article was first published in German by Exif – Recherche & Analyse In mid-June 2021, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (VS) [Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution or BfV, Germany’s federal domestic secret service] presented its “Verfassungsschutzbericht” [“Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution”] for …

Country Reports

June 2022

France

Electoral scene On Jun 12th and 19th, legislative elections took place in France to elect the MPs to the National Parliament. To general surprise, even the one of Rassemblement National (RN) itself, RN candidates obtained 89 seats (out of 577). In 2017, the RN only obtained 8 seats, being therefore unable to form a group (15 …

June 2022

Germany

Introduction   The AfD held its federal party conference and elected a new board. The influence of the fascist wing of the party was visible.Mobilizing issues common to the far right were discussed, amongst them „inflation“, the „energy crisis“ / sanctions against Russia and anti- „Pride Month“ narratives. There were several cases of state actions …

June 2022

Spain

June has been marked by the elections in Andalusia, in which Vox presented Macarena Olona as a candidate, despite the fact that he fraudulently registered in a house owned by another member of the far-right party in Andalusia as the Statute of Autonomy Andalusian forces candidates for the Andalusian Parliament to reside in this autonomous …

June 2022

Great Britain

Deportation flights fail to take off The first flight deporting illegal migrants to Rwanda was cancelled minutes before take-off after last-ditch legal rulings. The government is challenging a decision by the European Court of Human Rights which blocked the flight and is threatening to withdraw from the  European legal framework. The government is also planning to scrap …

June 2022

Russia

Introduction June marked the 100th day of Russia’s war against Ukraine. In more than three months Russia has failed to gain a foothold near Kyiv, but it has succeeded in occupying the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. By the end of June Russia was able to build on this success and seize Lysychansk and Severodonetsk. Since …

June 2022

Italy

Hands over the City* Local elections have outlined some peculiar aspects of the Italian far-right. The first one is the political connection with the mafia, discovered by the police with the arrest of two candidates at the City council of Palermo, belonging the one to Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party and the other to Giorgia …