France’s Marine Le Pen, the new leader of the extreme right-wing, anti-immigrant Front National (FN) party, recently praised a speech by British Prime Minister David Cameron in which he claimed that multiculturalism had failed in Britain. Although a spokesman for Cameron said that Le Pen misunderstood and misconstrued his comments, the far right appears to be resurgent all across Europe – taking advantage of a confluence of negative developments on the continent, including high unemployment and fears of immigration and Islam.

Because of the crisis and dearth of jobs, politicians are playing on emotions to win votes, looking for scapegoats, said Shada Islam, a researcher at the European Policy Centre in Brussels.

Here is a survey of some of leading far-right political parties across the continent: