MEPs call for funding of ‘xenophobic’ parties to stop

The European Parliament’s major political groups have launched a bid to stop EU party funding for two far-right alliances.

Five political groups have written to Martin Schulz, the Parliament’s president, asking him to request advice from the Parliament’s legal service as to whether the European Alliance for Freedom and the European Alliance of National Movements are in compliance with the Union’s founding principles, as outlined in the Parliament’s rules of procedure. Rule 210 defines these as “the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law”.

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