ENG: Europe of Freedom and Democracy is a right-wing Eurosceptic political group in the European Parliament. Formed after the European Parliamentary elections 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 out-going parliament. The group is a colition of nine political parties of which the United Kingdom Independence Party and the Italian Lega Nord, which together hold some 22 of the group's 32 seats, are the biggest.
Ideology: Euroscepticism, National Conservatism, Liberal Conservatism, Regionalism, Right-wing populism
Chairmen Nigel Farage, Francesco Speroni
November 2, 2009