European far-right parties head for Prague

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Tomio Okamura, leader of the Freedom and Direct Democracy party, reacts after the first prognosis of Czech parliamentary elections at the Freedom and Direct Democracy party, election event in Prague, Czech Republic, 21 October 2017.

European far-right parties head for Prague


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A meeting of European far-right parties, to be attended by Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, in Prague in mid-December, will discuss a new model of cooperation.

Czech-Japanese entrepreneur, writer and politician, Tomio Okamura, who is the leader of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement, told journalists: “There will be a discussion of the new model of European cooperation. It will be the closest possible cooperation of sovereign countries without a dictate of Brussels on the basis of bilateral benefit”.

As reported by The Prague Daily Monitor, the parties that will take part in the meeting create the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group in the European Parliament. It is linked by opposition to European integration and migration and by nationalism.

Along with France’s Le Pen and the Netherland’s Wilders, the meeting will be attended by Matteo Salvini, leader of the Italian Lega Nord, and representatives of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), Okamura said. The participation of FPO leader Heinz-Christian Strache was not confirmed due to the ongoing talks on the creation of a government in Austria.

The conference will also see representatives of the ENF group from Romania, Poland, Belgium and Britain.

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