Norway attacks put spotlight on Europe's right-wing parties. Who are they?

Last week's attacks in Norway put Western Europe's far right in the spotlight, despite condemnation of Anders Behring Breivik's actions. These parties share some of the anti-immigrant and anti-Islam opinions that spurred Mr. Breivik.

By , Staff writer

True Finns (Finland)

The True Finns took the third-largest bloc of seats in Finland’s April 2011 parliamentary elections with 19 percent of the vote. The party espouses nationalism and social conservatism. In its charter it “identifies Christianity as a hallmark of Finnishness and rails against free immigration ... and the ‘Islamization’ of Europe,” the Monitor reported in May.

The victory was mostly a reaction to the bailout of struggling European economies, but some Finns are also angry about the influx of immigrants and what some call an “erosion of ‘Finnish values.’ ”

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