Hungary’s radical nationalist Jobbik party signed an agreement with four international parties to set up the Alliance of European Nationalist Movements, Jobbik deputy leader Andras Balczo said on Saturday.
The agreement has also been signed by the French Front National, Italy’s Fiamma Tricolore, the National Democrat Party of Sweden and the National Front of Belgium.
Balczo said the alliance is planned to become “an official European national-level party” to be registered either in Belgium or Strasbourg.
The British National Party has already expressed its intent to join the alliance and negotiations are underway with the Freedom Party of Austria and with Spanish and Portuguese parties, Balczo said.
The alliance’s nine-point political statement envisages setting up a Europe of free, independent and equal nations and rejects all initiatives creating a federal state standing above the nations in Europe. The alliance wants to protect Europe from the threat of terrorism and from “religious, political, economic or financial imperialism,” the statement said.
Balczo said the main message is that Euro-skeptic parties are not against Europe. The alternative is cooperation that allows national self-governance at the proper level, he added.