European Alliance for Freedom (European Parliament group)

The European Alliance for Freedom (EAF) is a proposed European political group of (radical) right-wing eurosceptics, initially suggested for the aftermath of the 2014 European elections, where it was alleged to have the support of the French National Front, the Dutch Party for Freedom, the Flemish Vlaams Belang, the Freedom Party of Austria, the Sweden Democrats, the Slovak National Party and the Italian Lega Nord. The Danish People's Party, UK Independence Party and the Alternative for Germany refused to join the new alliance, while the more radical and anti-Semitic European nationalist parties such as National Democratic Party of Germany, the British National Party, Greek Golden Dawn and Hungarian Jobbik were not permitted to.[1][2][3][4][5] Thus far, the Slovak National Party have failed to win a seat and the Sweden Democrats have abstained from the alliance (instead joining Europe of Freedom and Democracy), leaving the NF, PVV, LN, FPO and VB as the only EAF member parties.[6]

References

  1. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/grants/grant_amounts_parties_01-03-2012.pdf
  2. ^ Lahodynsky, Otmar (9 November 2013), "EU-Wahlen: Die nationalistische Internationale unter Führung der FPÖ", Profil Online (in Deutsch) 
  3. ^ Webb, Sara (13 November 2013), Le Pen, Wilders eye eurosceptic alliance for EU elections, Reuters 
  4. ^ Prodhan, Georgina (14 December 2013), Austria's Freedom aims to enlarge Eurosceptic bloc, Reuters 
  5. ^ http://www.columnist.org.uk/?p=7072&preview=true
  6. ^ http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/europe/article4102623.ece

External links

  • Official website
  • European Foundation for Freedom
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