The European Parliament

The European Parliament (EP) is one of the legislative bodies of the European Union and one of its seven institutions. Together with the Council of the European Union (known as the Council and informally as the Council of Ministers), it adopts European legislation, following a proposal by the European Commission. The Parliament is composed of 720 members (MEPs), as of the June 2024 European elections.

Timeline

With the following timeline you can explore the evolution of the representation of far-right parties and groups in the European Parliament.

Analysis

Entities in the European Parliament

European National Front

The ENF relyed especially on the spanish Falange, the german Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD) and the italian Forza Nuova (FNi), later above all on the romanian Noua Dreaptă. At the beginning there were some middle and eastern european splinter parties

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European People’s Party

Neither the European People’s Party nor its group in the EP belong to the far right. But since, once in a while, it hosted MEPs who departed from or defected to the one or other far right party, it seemed

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European Right

More of a pact than a party, Euro Right served as a working title for several meetings of representatives of the spanish Fuerza Nueva (FNe), the french Parti des Forces Nouvelles (PFN) and the italian Movimento Sociale Italiano (MSI) from

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Forward Europe / Union for Europe

The UfE group was a fusion of the groups European Democratic Alliance (EDA) and Forza Europa (FE). While the first one was oriented more conservatively, the latter was made up and dominated by straight right-wing Forza Italia and later joined

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