EU Parliament: Kickl, Orban and Babis announce parliamentary group

The FPÖ, Orban’s right-wing nationalist FIDESZ and Babis’ liberal-populist ANO won European elections in their countries three weeks ago. Giggle described the alliance presented on Sunday as a “missile rocket”. At the European level other parties will be brought on board.

Orbán declared that the group was “like a rocket” and would soon be the “strongest right-wing association” in European politics. The Hungarian prime minister appears to be referring to the large right-wing bloc EKR (European Conservatives and Reformists), which with 83 MPs is the third-strongest force in the EU parliament behind the conservative EPP and the Social Democrats.

“Patriotic Manifesto” was signed

The three top politicians signed a “Patriotic Declaration” that forms the basis of cooperation. Babis explained the goals of the “Patriots for Europe” coalition: protecting the sovereignty of countries, the fight against illegal migration and the revision of the “Green Deal”.

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Babis, Orban, Kickl and FPÖ-EU delegation leader Harald Wilimski (left to right) in a press release

Babis said European climate protection policy threatened the competitiveness of the European economy. And Orban added: “What is happening in Brussels now is not green politics, but toxic green politics. It doesn’t heal us, it poisons us.

Deadline is July 3rd

According to EU election results, the FPÖ has six seats in the new EU Parliament, the ANO seven and the FIDESZ-KDNP list eleven. The 23 decrees required to find a sect unite the three groups separately. However, you still need colleagues from at least four EU countries. The deadline for registration is July 3. However, Parliament will not be formally constituted until July 16.

The FPÖ previously belonged to the smaller Eurosceptic faction Identity and Democracy (ID). ANO left the Liberal group after the EU elections. FIDESZ left the European People’s Party (EPP) in the last legislative term after years of controversy over the rule of law in Hungary, and has not been affiliated since.

Question about the reaction of RN, Lega and Co.

It is unclear how the FPÖ’s previous parliamentary group partners will position themselves in relation to the planned new coalition. The heavyweights in the IT parliamentary group of 30 MPs include French right-wing populist Marine Le Pen’s Rallye Nationale (RN) party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s Italian Lega and the Freedom Party (PVV). Geert Wilders won the Dutch election.

According to Nazi reports, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) was kicked out of the parliamentary group at Le Pen’s instigation before the European elections and is now looking for new allies. Le Pen is said to be seeking cooperation with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who is currently the dominant force in the far-right faction EKR.

Orban’s government will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months on Monday.

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