This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, provides a discussion on the distinctive features of right-wing extremism as well as of violent actions perpetrated by right-wing extremists in the EU. It gives an overview and analysis of definitions, recent trends and responses to these actions and concludes with recommendations. In particular, the study highlights the need to develop a working definition of right wing-extremism in order to provide a better framework for understanding, studying and measuring the phenomenon.
The report has been developed by Asterisk Research and Analysis in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD). The findings presented in this report are based on desk research undertaken at EU and national level in seven Member States.
Thе report is available on the European Parliament website here.