Jörg Meuthen of Alternative for
Germany (AfD), announced that his party will join Italy’s League and other
far-right parties to form a new group called, European Alliance of Peoples and
The EAPN is expected to be organized
after the European Parliament elections The purpose of this new alliance is to
shake up and radically change the European Union.
Meuthen said that the meeting with
League leader Matteo Salvini in Milan is “the starting signal for something
new”. The coalition is open to all
parties who imbue conservative and patriotic values:
“We do not welcome socialists,
communists, eco-fascists and extremists – from the left as well as from the
Anders Vistisen from the Danish
People’s Party and Olli Kotro from The Finns attended the meeting. Salvini’s party is working on a deal with
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party, Fidesz.
During a press conference in central
Milan, Salvini said, “We want to reform Europe. For many people, the EU is
a nightmare, not a dream.
“Today, the first nucleus of a large
European family was born. Our goal is to win the EU elections and change the
rules of Europe.
“We are working for a new European
dream. For many families and citizens, the EU has become a nightmare. We work
for employment, family policy, safety, environmental protection and the future
of young people. If the EU is based only on finance, bureaucracy and pure
economic thinking, it has no future.”
confidence that the number of member-parties will increase after the elections:
“At the moment, we are four parties
in the EAPN. But when the last plenary session in Strasbourg ends on April 18,
on this day, I am sure we will have at least 10 member parties in our
The National Rally of France’s Marine
Le Pen and Austria’s ruling Freedom Party (FPÖ) did not participate in the
meeting, but have confirmed their existing cooperation with the League.