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  1. Far Right and Left Clash in Sweden as EU Grows More Polarized

    The far right is on the rise in Sweden and the extremist left is fighting back. Anti-fascist protesters have clashed with anti-EU and anti-immigration party supporters, and violence is increasing. Mass immigration has frustrated some Swedes, which left-wing groups view as racism. Clashes between political fringes in Sweden reflect a broader European trend, as divisions between pro- and anti-EU parties become more intense. Some fear that the recent electoral successes of far-right parties from various countries in last weekend’s parliamentary elections could seriously undermine the union itself.

    Sources: Vice, Guardian, WSJ, TIME

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