In recent years, Europe has witnessed an upsurge of certain
forms of extremism, such as Islamic fundamentalism, racism and xenophobia,
and separatism. In so far as they promote or are prepared to condone
violence, groups inspired by these ideologies act in contravention
with Europe’s democratic and human rights values.
The response of Council of Europe member states should strictly
comply with obligations stemming from their membership in the Organisation.
More ethics in politics would help reduce racist tendencies in society.