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Why a nationalists’ alliance in the EU parliament is necessary

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The overall objective of the gathering at the Regent Warsaw Hotel was to form a supergroup in the European Parliament, which would become the second-largest in the EU’s only elected institution. In attendance were the leader of Poland’s Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, France’s Marine Le Pen and a plethora of other European nationalist notables.

Before the meeting, hopes were high, with Orban writing on Facebook that the goal was to “change the politics of Brussels.” “We’ve been working for months to create a strong party family,” he said, and “hopefully, we can take a step towards this goal today or tomorrow”.

Although the meeting failed to create a supergroup in the European Parliament, it elicited a commitment for closer cooperation, including the holding of regular meetings and an agreement to vote as a cohesive bloc in the chamber.

A statement of intent was also released, which said the nationalists wanted to “put a stop to the disturbing idea of creating a Europe governed by a self-appointed elite”. They also announced that they would “reject the arbitrary application of [European] union law, [and the] bending or even violating [of] treaties. Only........

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