Subcommittee for Human Rights, European Parliament

Almost everywhere in Europe, right-wing politicians and parties are on
the rise. In a very simplistic manner, they portray European integration
as gratuitous, refugees or minorities as threatening, and a withdrawal
to antiquated nationalistic paradigms as the only solution to all kinds
of problems. They couldn't be more wrong. Yet, experts expect a
significant shift to the right in the upcoming European elections. In
this context, it is even more important to take a strong stance against
nationalistic and racist movements, against hatred and discrimination -
during the Week Against Racism, and beyond.

Barbara Lochbihler, Chair of the Subcommittee for Human Rights in the European Parliament