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Belgium: Le Pen touts "rising force" of new pan-European far-right bloc01:34

Belgium: Le Pen touts "rising force" of new pan-European far-right bloc

Belgium, Brussels
June 16, 2015 at 09:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Leader of France’s National Front Marine Le Pen expressed optimism about the pan-European bloc 'Europe of Nations and Freedoms' in Brussels, Tuesday, after she had announced the establishment of the new far-right grouping.

Speaking at a press conference, Le Pen said that the new party served the people and that it could fund itself independently of the EU. She was joined by the leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, who also expressed his excitement saying that the 'Europe of Nations and Freedoms' is about reclaiming the "sovereign state" while constructively working together on topical issues like immigration.

The French National Front is to be joined by the Dutch Freedom Party, the Freedom Party of Austria, Lega Nord of Italy, the Flemish nationalist group Vlaams Belang, and Hungary’s Jobbik Party. To be officially recognized in parliament, the bloc needs to include at least 25 members of parliament from seven EU member states.

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Leader of France’s National Front Marine Le Pen expressed optimism about the pan-European bloc 'Europe of Nations and Freedoms' in Brussels, Tuesday, after she had announced the establishment of the new far-right grouping.

Speaking at a press conference, Le Pen said that the new party served the people and that it could fund itself independently of the EU. She was joined by the leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, who also expressed his excitement saying that the 'Europe of Nations and Freedoms' is about reclaiming the "sovereign state" while constructively working together on topical issues like immigration.

The French National Front is to be joined by the Dutch Freedom Party, the Freedom Party of Austria, Lega Nord of Italy, the Flemish nationalist group Vlaams Belang, and Hungary’s Jobbik Party. To be officially recognized in parliament, the bloc needs to include at least 25 members of parliament from seven EU member states.

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