14 January 2013

Alliance of European National Movements today

Here's more evidence that the Ukrainian extreme right Svoboda party is no longer a member of the Alliance of European National Movements.

Although Svoboda claims that Bruno Gollnisch has confirmed Svoboda's membership in the AENM, this seems to be very odd. On the 24th of October, 2012, Gollnisch published an article on his blog, writing on the AENM congress in Hédervár, Hungary. In particular, he writes that the AENM now consists of only (!) four parties:
  • Jobbik (Hungary)
  • Fiamma Tricolore (Italy)
  • British National Party (UK)
  • National Democratic Party (Bulgaria)

11 January 2013

Svoboda was excluded from the Alliance of European National Movements?

In October 2012, the website of the Hungarian extreme right Jobbik party pubished a report on a two-day congress of the Alliance of European National Movements (AENM) held on 20-21 October 2012 in Hédervár, Hungary. It was an important congress, as its participants had to, among other things, elect a new leader. Eventually, they re-elected Front National's Bruno Gollnisch as President of the AENM.

The AENM published a press-release, which stated:

The members of the European Alliance of National Movements, which gathers political organizations from France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Spain, Portugal, Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), hold their Congress in the presence of observers from Japan in Hédervár, Hungary.