It is not the refugees who are posing the threat, but rather, those forces whose goals and methods all too vividly recall the rise of fascism 85 years ago.
In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.
If mass unity, transcending national borders, can indeed be built, great things can happen in Europe.
On the 13th July, the democratic elected Greek government of Alexis Tsipras was brought to its knees by the European Union.
Desperate families facing ever new obstacles from weather, hunger and thirst to barbed wire fences - these pictures hammer at emotions for one tragic week after another.
Austerity as a strategy is more than just throwing a scare into countries, it is also undermining the social contract between labor and capital that has characterized much of Europe for the past two generations.
The Ukraine is now suffering under a totalitarian regime, the head of that country's beleaguered Communist Party said.
International law guarantees the right to seek asylum; seizing boats and mass detentions are violations of this right.
The legislative arm of the European Union approved a position statement backing, with modifications, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
TPP would make many drug prices unaffordable and block availability of generic drugs, pricing millions of people out of much-needed medical care.