New national populist EU group ‘Identity and Democracy’ takes shape

Posted on June 18, 2019 7:29 pm

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The new name for a formal national populist alliance in the European Parliament has been revealed. In an announcement made on social media, National Rally MEP Thierry Mariani declared, “Identity and Democracy (ID) will be the name of our group in the European Parliament for these five years.”

The newly formed alliance – the successor of the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group which had 36 seats in the previous parliament – now comprises 73 members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

The group draws from nine of the European Union’s 28 member countries, and includes Italy’s Lega, France’s National