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Alliance for Europe of the Nations

Alliance for Europe of the Nations
President Michał Kamiński[1]
Founded 25 June 2002[2]
Dissolved 2009
Headquarters 27 boulevard du Prince Henri, 1724 Luxembourg
Ideology Conservatism,
National conservatism,
Euroscepticism
International affiliation None
European Parliament group Union for Europe of the Nations
Colours Blue, yellow
Politics of the European Union
Political parties
Elections

The Alliance for Europe of the Nations was a pan-European political party that gathered conservative and national-conservative political parties from across the continent.

History

The AEN was founded in 2002, designed to complement the existing Union for Europe of the Nations group in the European Parliament. Moves towards establishing standardised funding block grants for European political parties were at this point well afoot, and the parties affiliated with UEN required a corresponding organisation to take advantage of them.

Almost immediately upon its founding, the AEN began to decline in terms of membership and influence. At its first meeting, participants included the Czech Civic Democratic Party, Portuguese CDS-PP, Israeli Likud, Irish Fianna Fáil, Italian National Alliance and the Greek Popular Orthodox Rally,[2] all of which later left the organisation.

The AEN had a broadly national-conservative political line, but many members were uncomfortable with this. There was a strong movement for the centrist Fianna Fáil to leave AEN and join the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party, which it did on 17 April 2009. Also, National Alliance, which despite its post-fascist background was a moderate national-conservative party strongly promoting European integration, grew uncomfortable with AEN and left it for the European People's Party by merging with Forza Italia to form The People of Freedom party on 27 March 2009.

MEPs elected from its member-parties were expected to sit in the affiliated Union for Europe of the Nations (UEN) group in the European Parliament, but UEN collapsed in 2009 following the 2009 European Parliament elections, and MEPs from AEN member parties were scattered across the European Conservatives and Reformists and Europe of Freedom and Democracy groups, and their respective European-level parties, the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists and Movement for a Europe of Liberties and Democracy.

After those realignments, there were too few AEN member parties left to retain its EU-funded status as a political party at European level. The AEN's 2009 grant was rescinded.[3]

Funding

The grants from the European Parliament to AEN from 2004-2010 were as follows:[4][3]

Financial year Initial grant (EUR) Final grant (EUR)
2004/5 161 250[4] 83 964[4]
2005/6 450 000[4] 114 330[4]
2006/7 450 000[4] 144 809[4]
2007/8 300 000[4] 159 138[4]
2008/9 300 000[4] 206 375[3]
2009/10 577 150[3] n/a[3]

Member parties

Current state(s) Party Joined Left New group / future
23x15px Albania Republican Party of Albania 2002[5] 2009
23x15px Bulgaria National Ideal for Unity ? 2006/7[6][7]
23x15px Czech Republic Civic Democratic Party 2002[5] bef 2006[6] Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
23x15px Cyprus Fighting Democratic Movement ? 2009 Merged into DIKO
23x15px Denmark Danish People's Party 2002[5] 2006/7[6][7] Movement for a Europe of Liberties and Democracy
23x15px Estonia People's Union of Estonia 2002[5] 2009
23x15px France Rally for France 2002[5] 2009
23x15px Greece ESESY (Hellenic League) 2008/9[8][9] 2009
23x15px Greece Popular Orthodox Rally 2002[5] 2005 Movement for a Europe of Liberties and Democracy
23x15px Hungary Hungarian Provincial and Civic Party 2004[10] 2009
Template:Country data Israel Likud 2002[5] bef 2006[6]
Template:Country data Israel Yisrael Beiteinu 2002[5] bef 2006[6]
Template:Country data Israel International Right Forum 2002[5] bef 2006[6]
23x15px Ireland Fianna Fáil 2002[5] 2009 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
23x15px Italy National Alliance 2002[5] 2009 Party merged into The People of Freedom
23x15px Italy Sicilian Alliance 2008/9[8][9] 2009
Template:Country data Kazakhstan Media Forum 2007[6][7] 2009
23x15px Latvia For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK 2002[5] 2009 Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
23x15px Lithuania Order and Justice  ? 2009 Movement for a Europe of Liberties and Democracy
23x15px Lithuania Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union  ? 2009
23x15px Luxembourg Alternative Democratic Reform Party 2002[5] 2010 Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
23x15px Malta Malta Conservative Party 2002[5] bef 2006[6]
23x15px Poland National Conservative League 2002[5] bef 2006[6]
23x15px Poland Law and Justice  ? 2009 Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
23x15px Portugal Democratic and Social Centre – People's Party 2002[5] bef 2006[6] European People's Party
23x15px Slovakia Slovak National Party 2002[5] 2009
23x15px Romania National Liberal Party  ? 2006/7[6][7] Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
23x15px Russia Democratic Party of Russia 2002[5] bef 2006[6]
23x15px Slovakia Movement for Democracy 2004[10] 2008/9[8][9] Movement for a Europe of Liberties and Democracy
23x15px Ukraine Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists ? 2009

References