Friday, 2 October 2009

Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD)

As we noted about the political groups in the European Parliament and in parallel with the anti-EU European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), the new home for Europhobes, the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group is practically inexistent on the web.

According to the Wikipedia article on the EFD, the group has 32 seats in the European Parliament.

These hard line nationalists and/or religious arch-conservatives represent a motley collection of parties from the outer fringes of their countries: Dansk Folkeparti (Denmark), the True Finns (Finland), the Mouvement pour la France (which campaigned under the Libertas banner in France), the Popular Orthodox Rally LAOS (Greece), the separatist Lega Nord (Italy), the Lithuanian Order and Justice, the protestant Dutch Reformed Political Party, the ultra-nationalistic Slovak National Party and the secessionist United Kingdom Independence Party UKIP.

UKIP with 13 members of the European Parliament and the Lega Nord with 9 MEPs are the biggest parties within the EFD group. The rest have one or two representatives each.

Nigel Farage (UKIP) and Francesco Speroni (Lega Nord) chair the EDF group.


It is highly surprising that an official political group in the European Parliament is absent from the world wide web.

Ralf Grahn