Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe

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Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe
Founded 30 September 2014
Ideology Direct democracy
National conservatism[1]
Right-wing populism[1]
Euroscepticism[1]
Political position Right-wing to far-right
European Parliament group Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy
Political foundation Initiative for Direct Democracy
Website
www.addeurope.org

The Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe, abbreviated to ADDE, was a European political party founded in 2014. It is composed of parties belonging to the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group in the European Parliament (EP).[2] The dominant national party in the ADDE was the UK Independence Party (UKIP), providing 21 of the party's 27 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) elected in 2014. A further three UKIP MEPs chose not to participate in the ADDE.[3][4] In 2015 the ADDE was recognised by the European Parliament and its grant maximum from the EP was set at €1,241,725,[5] with an additional €730,053 for its affiliated political foundation, the Initiative for Direct Democracy.[6] ADDE was closed down in 2016 after an auditors' inquiry.[7]

Member parties[edit]

Country Party European MPs National MPs
 Belgium People's Party
0 / 22
1 / 150
 Czech Republic Party of Free Citizens
1 / 21
0 / 200
 France France Arise
0 / 72
2 / 577
 France Joëlle Bergeron (independent)
1 / 72
0 / 577
 Germany Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)
1 / 99
92 / 709
 Lithuania Order and Justice
1 / 12
11 / 141
 Poland Robert Iwaszkiewicz (Liberty)
1 / 51
1 / 460
 Sweden Sweden Democrats
2 / 22
46 / 349
 United Kingdom UK Independence Party
16 / 73
0 / 650
 Bulgaria Slavi Binev (PROUD)
0 / 240
1 / 650

Only 16 of 21 UKIP MEPs are actually members of ADDE

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2015). "European Union". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  2. ^ "UKIP secures control of £1.5m EU cash, Newsnight learns - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  3. ^ "Ukip to get £1.5m EU taxpayers' cash by forming new political party | Politics". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  4. ^ "UKIP's Euro-Party decision | Politics at Surrey". Politicsatsurrey.ideasoneurope.eu. 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  5. ^ ""Grants from the European Parliament to political parties at European level 2004-2015"" (PDF). Europarl.europa.eu. March 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  6. ^ ""Grants from the European Parliament to political foundations at European level 2008-2015"" (PDF). Europarl.europa.eu. March 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Defunct Eurosceptic party linked to Ukip asked to repay €1.1m". The Guardian. 30 May 2018.