PRAGUE — Far-right populists in Europe vowed Saturday to work collectively to create a brand new mannequin of intercontinental cooperation that’s far faraway from the European Union. They attacked the EU for its migrant insurance policies, accused its chief of making an attempt to create an excellent state run by Brussels and praised U.S. President Trump’s method to migration.
Leaders of events from France, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Britain and different nations met in Prague to debate concepts for Europe’s future below the headline “For a Europe of Sovereign Nations.”
, chief of France’s far-right Nationwide Entrance, blamed the EU for getting “all the things incorrect.”
“As a result of we love Europe, we accuse the EU of killing Europe,” Le Pen informed reporters. She stated events like hers wish to save Europe “by preserving nation-states.”
“We aren’t xenophobes, we’re opponents of the European Union,” Le Pen stated. “I believe that is one thing we have now in widespread, as a result of the European Union is a disastrous group which is main our continent to destruction via dilution by drowning it in migrants, by the negation of our respective nations, by the draining of our range.”
, founding father of the Dutch anti-Islam Occasion for Freedom, adopted swimsuit.
“My social gathering is satisfied that the Netherlands could be higher off exterior the European Union, and it will likely be higher for our economic system, for our safety,” Wilders stated.
Wilders singled out immigration and “Islamization” of Europe as probably the most urgent points.
“We will need to have the braveness, to introduce journey bans as President Trump has completed in the US,” he stated. “We will need to have the braveness to limit authorized immigration as a substitute of increasing it. We will need to have the braveness to repatriate the unlawful immigrants.”
Events with anti-immigration platforms have been making positive factors on the polls in Europe, though Wilders and Le Pen each ran unsuccessfully this yr for the highest political posts of their nations.
Extra lately,turned a companion in a brand new coalition authorities after receiving greater than 1 / 4 of the vote in a parliamentary election.
Le Pen known as it “excellent information, good news for Europe.”
The assembly was hosted by probably the most anti-migrant, anti-Muslim, anti-EU social gathering within the Czech Republic, Freedom and Direct Democracy. It completed fourth in October’s parliamentary election, profitable 22 seats within the 200-seat decrease home of Parliament.
The social gathering needs to ban Islam, which it calls an ideology of hate. Its chairman, Tomio Okamura, is at the moment a deputy speaker of the home.
A whole bunch protesters joined a peaceable rally in opposition to the far-right gathering in Prague on Saturday.
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