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The economic crisis and the legitimacy of democracy in Europe

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 12066 | 13 October 2009

Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Viorel Riceard BADEA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Davit HARUTYUNYAN, Armenia, EDG ; Ms Sinikka HURSKAINEN, Finland, SOC ; Mr Göran LINDBLAD, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Mr Arminas LYDEKA, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Hryhoriy OMELCHENKO, Ukraine ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Ms Birutė VĖSAITĖ, Lithuania, SOC ; Mr Luca VOLONTÈ, Italy, EPP/CD

The global economic crisis has had an impact on the minds of people in Europe, paving the way to increasing radicalisation. Leaders of non-parliamentary parties of the extreme left and extreme right are taking every opportunity offered by the harsh economic situation to gain more popularity.

Therefore, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe should present a report on the threats and dangers to the general public of radicalisation in Europe.