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Abroad “The Sovereignists”

AfD apparently plans to kind its personal group within the EU Parliament

AfD chairmen Alice Weidel and Tino Chrupalla AfD chairmen Alice Weidel and Tino Chrupalla

AfD chairmen Alice Weidel and Tino Chrupalla

Source: dpa/Kay Nietfeld

Most just lately, the AfD was kicked out of the Identity and Democracy group within the European Parliament. Now it desires to hitch forces with different events. According to a media report, a constitutive assembly is scheduled for subsequent week.

NAfter being excluded from the far-right Identity and Democracy (ID) group within the European Parliament, the AfD is seemingly planning to kind a brand new group beneath the identify “The Sovereignists”. An AfD loyalist has requested the parliament for a room for 100 folks and catering for “the constitutive meeting of a new group”, reported “Spiegel” on Saturday, citing an inner e mail.

According to the “Spiegel”, attainable members of the brand new faction might be the right-wing extremist events SOS Romania, Se Acabó La Fiesta (The Party is Over) from Spain, the NIHK (Democratic Patriotic Movement) from Greece, the Konfederacja Wolnosc i Niedpodleglosc (Confederation of Freedom and Independence) from Poland, the Hnutie Republika (Republic Movement) from Slovakia and the Hungarian occasion Hazank Mozgalom (Our Homeland). Sarah Knafo from the French Reconquête, companion and advisor of occasion chief Eric Zemmour, might additionally be part of.

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According to “Spiegel”, the group's foundation is the so-called Sofia Declaration of the pro-Russian right-wing extremist occasion Rebirth (Vasrazhdane) from Bulgaria from April 2024, which requires an finish to EU paperwork. European civilization is “threatened by the aggression of globalist ideologies”, the suitable of peoples to self-determination is “replaced by the dictatorship of a bureaucracy”, the declaration mentioned. With a view to the Russian battle of aggression in Ukraine, “peace negotiations” are referred to as for.

The AfD was excluded from the ID after its prime candidate Maximilian Krah made trivializing statements in regards to the SS and is at the moment non-partisan. In the European Parliament elections two weeks in the past, right-wing events recorded a big enhance. While the AfD got here second in Germany with 15.9 % of the vote, right-wing populist events turned the strongest drive in France, Italy and Austria. However, the strongest drive within the EU Parliament remained the European People's Party (EPP) of the CDU and CSU, forward of the Alliance of Social Democrats (S&D).

The second far-right group within the EU Parliament, the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, hopes to grow to be the third strongest drive within the Parliament after new members from France. The group additionally contains the occasion of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy).