Leaders of French and Dutch Nationalist Parties Vow To Take Powers Back From Brussels

ReasonReasonMarine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, two of Europe’s best-known nationalist leaders, vowed today at a news conference to work together ahead of the European elections next year to free Europeans from what Wilders described as “the monster in Brussels.”

From The Wall Street Journal:

Two of Europe's most prominent nationalist leaders pledged Wednesday to drive a shared anti-euro, anti-immigration line in European elections next spring and pull other right-wing parties into their movement.

In a joint news conference in The Hague, France's Marine Le Pen and the Netherlands' Geert Wilders said they would seek to take powers back from European Union institutions in Brussels, hoping to tap into opposition to EU controls that has grown amid the financial crisis.

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