Danish lawmaker: euroskeptic EU alliance can have influence
Originally published April 26, 2019 at 5:36 am Updated April 26, 2019 at 6:45 am
By JAN M. OLSEN
The Associated Press
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A senior member of a Danish anti-immigration party said Friday he hopes a new right-wing alliance “can have real influence on European policy for the first time ever” after next month’s European Parliament elections.
Soeren Espersen, deputy leader of the euroskeptic Danish People’s Party, was referring to the creation of an alliance of populist parties from Italy, Denmark, Germany and Finland.
“What is so exciting about this new group formation is that you choose two things that matter. The first is to stop mass immigration, and the second is to recreate what (former French President Gen. Charles) De Gaulle called a ‘Europe of nations,'” Espersen said.