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French neo-fascist National Front lacks “only one nationality” to form a group at the European Parliament, but it won’t be a Greek member, despite Golden Dawn’s rehashed claims.

For the time being, Marine Le Pen’s allies include Belgian Vlaams Belang, Dutch Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party, and the Italian North League. They apparently have a new ally but want to keep it secret until they find enough MEPs from seven different countries, the minimum threshold to create a new political group in the European Parliament.

They are convinced they will, and have named a “coordinator for the pre-group” as Ludovic De Danne calls himself.

Golden Dawn’s MEP Eleftherios Synadinos pretends they are part of the plan. “We have had discussions with National Front MEPs in view of forming a political group,” he says.. Someone must be wrong on this issue. Marine Le Pen’s aides say Synadinos has mixed up politeness at the European Parliament for political discussions. That is indeed very eurosceptic.

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