20 April 2014

Pro-Russian "National-Bolshevik" alliance in the European Parliament

On 17 April 2014, the European Parliament adopted the resolution "On Russian pressure on Eastern Partnership countries and in particular destabilisation of eastern Ukraine". 437 MEPs voted for, 49 - against, and 85 abstained. The analysis of the vote against the resolution (see below) reveals the formation of the far right/far left alliance in the European Parliament, and this "National Bolshevik" alliance is likely to grow stronger after the European elections in May 2014. The progressive forces of Europe should be worried about the rise of the far left as much as they are worried about the rise of the far right.

Austria



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Franz Obermayr
FPÖ
Far right

Ewald Stadler
Die Reformkonservativen
Far right
Referendum


Belgium



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Philip Clayes
Vlaams Belang
Far right



Bulgaria 



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Marusya Lyubcheva
Coalition for Bulgaria
 Left-wing


Cyprus



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Kyriacos Triantaphyllides
Progressive Party of Working People
Far left


Czech Republic



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Věra Flasarová
Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
Far left

Jiří Maštálka
Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
Far left

Miloslav Ransdorf
Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
Far left



Denmark



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Rina Ronja Kari
People's Movement against the EU
 Eurosceptic



France



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Patrick Le Hyaric
Front de gauche
Far left

Jean-Marie Le Pen
Front national
Far right

Marine Le Pen
Front national
Far right

Jean-Luc Mélenchon
Front de gauche
Far left

Younous Omarjee
Liste "Alliance des Outre-Mers"
Far left

Marie-Christine Vergiat
Front de gauche
Far left



Germany



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Cornelia Ernst
Die Linke
Far left

Jürgen Klute
Die Linke
Far left

Sabine Lösing
Die Linke
Far left

Helmut Scholz
Die Linke
Far left

Sabine Wils
Die Linke
Far left

Gabriele Zimmer
Die Linke
Far left



Greece



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Charalampos Angourakis
Communist Party of Greece
Far left
Referendum
Georgios Toussas
Communist Party of Greece
Far left



Hungary



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Béla Kovács
Jobbik
Far right
Referendum
Krisztina Morvai
Jobbik
Far right



Italy



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Mara Bizzotto
Lega Nord
Far right

Mario Borghezio
Lega Nord
Far right

Lorenzo Fontana
Lega Nord
Far right

Fiorello Provera
Lega Nord
Far right

Matteo Salvini
Lega Nord
Far right

Giancarlo Scottà
Lega Nord
Far right

Francesco Enrico Speroni
Lega Nord
Far right

Gianni Vattimo
Italia dei Valori
Left-wing



Latvia



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Alfreds Rubiks
Saskaņas centrs
Left-wing

Tatjana Ždanoka
Par cilvēka tiesībām vienotā Latvijā
Pro-Russian
Referendum


Netherlands



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Lucas Hartong
Partij voor de Vrijheid
Far right

Cornelis de Jong
Socialistische Partij
Left-wing

Patricia van der Kammen
Partij voor de Vrijheid
Far right

Laurence J.A.J. Stassen

Far right

Daniël van der Stoep
Artikel 50
Right-wing

Auke Zijlstra
Partij voor de Vrijheid
Far right



Portugal



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
João Ferreira
Partido Comunista Português
Far left

Marisa Matias
Bloco de Esquerda
Far left

Alda Sousa
Bloco de Esquerda
Far left

Inês Cristina Zuber
Partido Comunista Português
Far left



Spain



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Willy Meyer
Izquierda Unida
Left-wing



United Kingdom



Name
Party
Ideology
Comments
Andrew Brons
British Democratic Party
Far right

Nick Griffin
BNP
Far right

Mike Nattrass
Independence from Europe
Eurosceptic



3 comments:

  1. Are we surprised? Putin has been playing this fiddle rather well for some time now... and the extremes should stop pretending that they are different or each others' enemies... that's pretty obbious.

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  2. I'd be hard-pressed to say what a Gianni Vattimo has in common with NBs for example?
    Do you think of such a coalition as an actual political movement likely to manifest, along the lines of this vote, beyond the Ukraine crisis, or is it just a term to characterize a de facto convergence in this particular matter?

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    1. I've put "National Bolshevik" in quotation marks, so I'm not talking about an actual National-Bolshevik ideology, although some of these former MEPs could indeed be National-Bolsheviks.

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