Alliance for Peace and Freedom

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Alliance for Peace and Freedom
Party leader Roberto Fiore
Secretary General Stefan Jacobsson
Deputy Chairman Nick Griffin
founding September 14, 2014
Place of foundation Brussels
Headquarters Brussels
Affiliate foundation Europa Terra Nostra
Alignment Right-wing extremism
Parliament seats
Government grants - (2018)
Number of members 9 parties
116 individual members
EP Group non-attached

The Alliance for Peace and Freedom ( English Alliance For Peace And Freedom , APF) is a right-wing political party at European level . It was founded on September 14, 2014.

The main member parties were already involved in the European National Front , which was founded in 2004 .

Recognition as a European political party

The APF applied for party funding from the European Parliament for 2015 . These were rejected because of formal errors. Among other things, it was unclear in the application whether the APF existed as a legal person and whether the parliamentarians who had supported the application belonged to the APF.

With effect from January 1, 2016, the APF was recognized by the European Parliament and party funding was awarded.

In May 2016, following complaints from several MPs, the European Parliament initiated an investigation into whether the APF meets the requirements for party funding of a European party, in particular whether the APF recognizes the principles on which the European Union is based; in particular freedom, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. Finally, the disbursement of EU funding was frozen in 2017.

In autumn 2017, the APF missed registration with the newly established authority for European political parties and European political foundations . The application for funding for 2018 was accordingly rejected. The APF submitted the application for registration in September 2017 and was added to the register of parties in February 2018. At the end of 2018, the APF was removed from the register. The background was a change in the registration rules, according to which member parties (with parliamentarians) from seven EU member states had to belong to one European party. Previously, individual parliamentarians who did not belong to the APF, but from other European parties, had signed for the APF.

Europa Terra Nostra

The Europa Terra Nostra eV (ETN) association, founded in July 2015, is a party-affiliated foundation that also receives funding from the European Parliament. ETN initially had its seat in the party headquarters of the NPD in Berlin district of Treptow-Koepenick . The head office is now in Brussels .

ETN appeared at the Frankfurt Book Fair  2017. There were various protests against the ETN event, including the PEN Center Germany calling for the event to be canceled.

The number of members of the association is limited to a maximum of 15 by the statutes. Like the party, the foundation missed registration with the authority for European political parties and European political foundations in autumn 2017 ; their application for funding for 2018 was accordingly rejected.

On April 24, 2018, the ETN was registered with the authority. It was removed from the register in autumn 2018.



country Party / member Euro-
Member since
BelgiumBelgium Belgium ( Wallonia )Walloon regionWalloon region  Mouvement Nation (NATION) - - founding
GermanyGermany Germany  National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) - - founding
GreeceGreece Greece LEPEN - - 2018
ItalyItaly Italy Forza Nuova (FN) - - founding
RomaniaRomania Romania Partidul România Unită (PRU) - - 2018
RomaniaRomania Romania Noua Dreaptă (ND) - - 2018
SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Kotlebovci - Ľudová strana Naše Slovensko (ĽSNS)
SpainSpain Spain Democracia Nacional (DN) - - founding
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti (DSSS) - - 2017

Individual members

The APF had 116 individual members as of August 23, 2017. Known members are:

country Member (party) mandate Member since
GermanyGermany Germany Udo Voigt (NPD) European Parliament (until 2019) 3rd February 2015
FranceFrance France Jean-Marie Le Pen European Parliament (until 2019) March 22, 2018
Olivier Wyssa - founding
GreeceGreece Greece Christos Rigas ( LePen ) Regional Parliament of Western Greece 26th September 2017
ItalyItaly Italy Franco Cardiello ( Forza Italia ) Senate (until 2018) 2016
Orlando Tripodi ( Lega ) Regional Parliament of Lazio 20th March 2018
CroatiaCroatia Croatia Željko Glasnović National Parliament April 10, 2018
LatviaLatvia Latvia Mihails Zemļinskis ( SDPS ) National Parliament 15th September 2015
LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania Valery Simulik National Parliament November 2, 2015
PolandPoland Poland Jacek Wilk ( Kukiz'15 ) National Parliament November 27, 2015
SwedenSweden Sweden Stefan Jacobsson , Dan Eriksson (formerly Svenskarnas parti ) - May 2015
SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Marian Kotleba (ĽSNS) National Parliament 3rd September 2015
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Nick Griffin ( British Unity Party ) - founding
Jim Dowson ( UK Life League ) - founding

former members


country Political party comment
DenmarkDenmark Denmark Danskernes Parti Founding member, dissolved in June 2017
SwedenSweden Sweden Svenskarnas parti Founding member, dissolved in May 2015
BelgiumBelgium Belgium ( Flanders )FlandersFlanders  Vlaanderen Identitair (VLI) Member from March 2016 to mid-2017
GreeceGreece Greece Chrysi Avgi (XA) Member from founding until 2017

Individual members


Board member since December 17, 2016:

  • Chairman: Roberto Fiore (FN)ItalyItaly
  • Vice Chairman: Nick GriffinUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • Secretary General: Stefan JacobssonSwedenSweden
  • Other members:
    • Czech RepublicCzech Republic Tomáš Vandas (DSSS)
    • SpainSpain Gonzalo Martin Garcia (DN)
    • BelgiumBelgium Hervé Van Laethem (Nation)
    • FranceFrance Olivier Wyssa
    • SlovakiaSlovakia Martin Beluský (ĽSNS)
    • GermanyGermany Ingo Stawitz (NPD)
Board of Directors until November 20, 2015 Board of Directors November 30, 2015 to December 17, 2016


The APF maintains contacts with conservative circles in Russia and supports Vladimir Putin's policies , especially in the Ukraine war . It maintains friendly relations with the Syrian ruling Baath party . Contacts exist with the former chairman of the French Front National Jean-Marie Le Pen .

While Chrysi Avgi was a member , contacts with the Cypriot Ethniko Laiko Metopo (ELAM) existed.

Partner parties

country Political party
AustraliaAustralia Australia Australia First Party (AFP)
FranceFrance France Parti nationaliste français (PNF)
RussiaRussia Russia Rodina
SerbiaSerbia Serbia Serbian Radical Party (SRS)
SyriaSyria Syria Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)
United StatesUnited States United States American Freedom Party (AFP)
RomaniaRomania Romania Blocul Identităţii Naţionale în Europa (BINE), alliance of PRM , PRU and ND

Individual evidence

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  2. ( Memento of December 8, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF).
  3. Merry Christmas from the Alliance for Peace and Freedom . In: APF . ( [accessed April 16, 2018]).
  5. ^ Federal Agency for Civic Education: The APF: Europe's right-wing extremist edge | bpb. Retrieved April 16, 2018 .
  6. ^ Far-right political groups miss EU funding deadline . ( [accessed April 16, 2018]).
  9. a b [1] (PDF)
  10. EU Parliament paid € 600,000 to right-wing extremist APF , article from April 22, 2016 by Margaretha Kopeinig on
  12. Frankfurter Rundschau: Frankfurter Buchmesse: Struggle for socio-political interpretative sovereignty . In: Frankfurter Rundschau . ( [accessed on April 16, 2018]).
  15. a b
  19. Χρήστος Ρήγας "Προσχωρήσαμε στο Εθνικό Μέτωπο, για να αγωνιστούμε όλοι μαζί Για την Ένωση του Πατριωτικού χώρου καλώ όλους τους Έλληνες Πατριώτες να ενωθούν δίπλα μας ." - Ακρομόλιο . In: Ακρομόλιο . January 18, 2018 ( [accessed April 16, 2018]).
  20. a b MPs MRPs in European Parties Financial Exercise 2017.pdf. Retrieved April 16, 2018 .