Cover Osteuropa 1/2014

In Osteuropa 1/2014

The Movement Marches
Ruch Narodowy and Poland’s Extreme Right

Eva Spanka, Andreas Kahrs

Deutsche Fassung


Poland’s rightwing extremists were long ignored at home and abroad. And this although they rank among the most dynamic rightwing movements in Europe. In November 2013, 50,000 participants marched through Warsaw in the “March of Independence” (Marsz Niepodległości). The core of the movement is the National Movement (Ruch Narodowy), which is competing in the European elections in May 2014. This movement maintains ties with the Hungarian party Jobbik and other rightwing extremists and opponents of the European Union. Organized rightwing extremism in Poland has reached a new stage.

(Osteuropa 1/2014, pp. 129–140)