Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) is a Eurosceptic political group in the European Parliament. Formed after the European parliamentary election in 2009, it is mostly made up of elements of the now-defunct Independence/Democracy and Union for a Europe of Nations groups from the outgoing parliament.
The group is a coalition of ten political parties – the largest being the UK Independence Party with eleven seats and the Italian Northern League, with nine seats – along with one independent. EFD is the most hostile to European integration among the groups in the European Parliament. It is considered to belong to the right-wing to far-right part of the political spectrum.
Formal name: Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group
Ideology: Euroscepticism, Nationalism, ...
MEP and host for the ”2011 Study-days in Finland”, Timo Soini, bid welcome at 3 o'clock. He then handed over the floor to his fellow “True Finns” party member, Sampo Terho, whom some may know from the EFD-trip to Finland last summer. Sampo gave a very comprehensive presentation on Finnish history, which included tales of the country's relationship with its neighbours, Sweden and Russia especially.
The Foreign Minister, Alexander Stubb, came to the “Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa”, where Members and staff would stay during the duration of the ...
“Having regard to European Parliament resolution of 9 March 2011, paragraph 41, calling on the withdrawal of Turkish forces from Cyprus, and in view of the current negotiations to secure a settlement, the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group strongly condemns the arrest and detention of two European parliamentarians Jaroslaw Leszek Walesa and Artur Zasada and former European MEP Yiannakis Matsis and Loizos Afxentiou by Turkish occupation forces. "It also reminds that the restoration of the rights of the lawful inhabitants of Famagusta has been taken up by the United Nations, in its ...
"LABOUR Party leaders are a prime example of the political elite who have abandoned ordinary people," said MEP Timo Soini, Bureau Leader of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group who are distributing the new Lisbon information leaflet in Ireland.
Finnish MEP Timo Sioni, who was in Dublin on Friday to explain the EFD leaflet said on Monday night, "Eamon Gilmore is a prime example of Labour hypocrisy and treachery over Lisbon. Eamon Gilmore said the day after the June 2008 referendum: 'People have made a decision."The Lisbon Treaty cannot now be ratified. And I think that the decision that ...
Roger Helmer on nuclear energy in UK and European policy Roger Helmer on nuclear energy in UK and European policy
European Parliament, Strasbourg, 22 October 2013 • Speakers: Roger Helmer MEP, Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group.
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