Measures to combat the upsurge of extremism in Europe


The Assembly today expressed its concern at the upsurge of certain forms of extremism in Europe, particularly racism and xenophobia, “in the light of the rise of the electoral support of parties” inspired by these ideas. To counter this trend, and in line with the proposals by the rapporteur (Pedro Agramunt, Spain, EPP/CD), parliamentarians called on European governments to devise clear and sustainable immigration policies “accompanied by appropriate integration policies”, to work out an international legal mechanism to put an end to “all forms of financial support to extremist groups”, and to enforce the penalties provided for under their legislation against public incitement to violence, racial discrimination and intolerance, including Islamophobia.