Alliance of European National Movements

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Alliance of European National Movements
PresidentBéla Kovács
Founded24 October 2009; 12 years ago (2009-10-24)
Preceded byEuronat
Right-wing populism
Political positionFar-right[1]
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNon-Inscrits
European Parliament
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The Alliance of European National Movements (AENM) is a European political party that was formed in Budapest on 24 October 2009 by a number of ultranationalist and far-right parties from countries in Europe.[2]

AENM's founding members were Jobbik (the alliance was established during their sixth party congress), France's National Front, Italy's Tricolour Flame, Sweden's National Democrats and Belgium's National Front.[3]

At the end of 2011, Marine Le Pen, the new French National Front leader, resigned from AENM and joined the European Alliance for Freedom (EAF).[4]

In February 2016, Jobbik cut all of its affiliation with AENM and the president of AENM Béla Kovács left Jobbik.[5]


In November 2009, the British National Party claimed that AENM had been extended to nine parties,[6] but this information was not confirmed by AENM President Bruno Gollnisch in 2012.[7]

At a press conference held in Strasbourg on 16 June 2010, the political leadership of AENM was confirmed as follows: President Bruno Gollnisch, Vice President Nick Griffin, Treasurer Béla Kovács and Secretary General Valerio Cignetti.[8][9]

At the end of 2011 the National Front withdrew from AENM and joined the European Alliance for Freedom. However, Gollnisch and Jean-Marie Le Pen maintained their position in the organisation.

In October 2013, Marine Le Pen requested that Gollnisch and Jean-Marie Le Pen leave their positions in the AENM in order to join the more moderate EAF and so unify the French National Front under the EAF banner.[10] Marine Le Pen has tried to "de-demonize" the party, i.e. to give it a more acceptable image. Cooperation with the openly racist and antisemitic parties present in AENM was seen as contradictory to these aims. On November 7, the two declared they have followed the request and left AENM. This also meant the end of Gollnisch's term as the AENM's chairman,[11] a place occupied by Béla Kovács since January 2014.[12]

In the spring of 2013, Svoboda lost its observer status after a conflict with other member groups over its policies towards ethnic minorities in the West of Ukraine.[13] However, Svoboda maintained its informal affiliation with the group until March 2014, when it announced its withdrawal of its observer status from AENM citing several members of the alliance making "statements supporting the Russian sponsored separatist forces and support for the Russian Armed Forces occupation of Ukrainian territory".[14] Béla Kovács, leader of the alliance, had served as an observer at the 2014 Donbass parliamentary election.


The current member parties of the AENM are the following:[7]

Country Party Leader Political group
in 2019–2024 term
European Parliament National lower houses Position in national legislature
 Bulgaria National Democratic Party
Национална демократическа партия
Dimitar Stoyanov none
0 / 17
0 / 240
No seats
 Italy Tricolour Flame
Fiamma Tricolore (FT)
Attilio Carelli none
0 / 73
0 / 630
No seats
United Right[15]
Destre Unite (DU)
Massimiliano Panero none
0 / 73
0 / 630
No seats
 Portugal Rise Up[8]
Ergue-te (E)
José Pinto Coelho none
0 / 21
0 / 230
No seats
 Slovenia Slovenian National Party
Slovenska nacionalna stranka (SNS)
Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti none
0 / 8
0 / 90
No seats
 United Kingdom British National Party
Adam Walker none
0 / 73
0 / 650
No seats

Party Structure[edit]


Board Members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Party Abbr. Country Notes
Jobbik Jobbik  Hungary In 2016, it has cut all its affiliation with AENM
Republican Social Movement MSR  Spain On 30 January 2018, the party dissolved
National Front (France) FN  France In 2011, it left to form the European Alliance for Freedom
National Democrats (Sweden) ND  Sweden In April 2014, the party dissolved
Blue and White Front SVR  Finland Party has been inactive since 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nathalie Brack; Olivier Costa (2014). How the EU Really Works. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-4724-1465-6.
  2. ^ "Far-right European parties forge alliance",, 25 October 2009, A handful of European nationalist political parties have formed an alliance to represent them in Brussels... ... Negotiations are underway with like-minded Austrian, British, Spanish and Portuguese parties.
  3. ^ European nationalist parties form alliance, Taiwan News (source: Associated Press), 24 October 2009, Hungary's Jobbik, France's National Front, Italy's Three-Color Flame, Sweden's National Democrats and Belgium's National Front formed the Alliance of European National Movements on Saturday and say they expect parties from Britain, Austria, Spain and Portugal to join them soon.
  4. ^ "Marine Le Pen en Autriche". Front National. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Statement of Jobbik on AENM". 20 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  6. ^ BNP in alliance with nationalists, BBC News, 12 November 2009
  7. ^ a b Réunion de l'AEMN à Hédervár: une profession de foi pour l'Europe des patries (in French), Bruno Gollnisch, 24 October 2012
  8. ^ a b "Alliance of European National Movements Expands to 9 Parties," Archived 2013-10-19 at the Wayback Machine British National Party. Retrieved 18-10-2013.
  9. ^ Meade, Geoff (12 November 2009), Alliance of European Nationalist Mouvements, Fiamma Tricolore, archived from the original on 24 June 2010, retrieved 24 June 2010
  10. ^ "France's FN to team up with other far Right parties for European elections". 23 October 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  11. ^ "FN : Jean-Marie Le Pen "obéit" à sa fille et quitte le parti pan-européen". Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Shekhovtsov, Anton (3 September 2013), "The old and new European friends of Ukraine's far-right Svoboda party", Searchlight
  14. ^ "Oleh Tiahnybok withdraws Svoboda's membership within the Alliance of European National Movements". Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Elezioni Europee 2019: CasaPound in lizza con Destre Unite". (in Italian). Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  16. ^ a b c "Board, management". 28 September 2014.

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