Today, a delegation of national-conservative leaders from across Europe will meet in Madrid to continue work that began in Warsaw less than two months ago, when leaders from the European Right gathered to mount an oppositional front against Germany’s undue influence in the EU and creeping federalization within the bloc.
Hosted by Spain’s VOX party leader Santiago Abascal, the Madrid Summit will see national-conservative party representatives from at least eleven countries gather to forge new friendships and strengthen old ones; to discuss means by which to defend Europe from internal and external threats; and to chart an alternative pathway for the EU which runs counter to that which is envisaged by globalists, Ok Diario reports.
In addition to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen, Abascal will host FPÖ chairwoman Marlene Svazek (Austria); Vlaams Belang leader Tom Van Grieken (Belgium); JA21 MEP Rob Roos (Netherlands); Conservative People’s Party leader Martin Helme (Estonia); MEP Valdemar Tomasevski (Lithuania); IMRO-Bulgarian National Movement chief Krasimir Karakachanov; and head of Christian Democratic National Peasants’ Party Aurelian Pavelescu (Romania).
In a press release published on VOX’s website which announced the summit, Abascal expressed that he’s looking forward to receiving the delegation, saying: “All politicians who will meet in Madrid agree on the diagnosis of Europe’s ailments as well as collaborative methods which need to take place to build a strong European Union of sovereign nations which work together cooperatively.”
“We must protect our borders, our sovereignty, and our roots,” he continued. “Europe has to be true to itself. The majority of Europeans demand this!”
On Wednesday, during an appearance on the Spanish news program LaNoche24 Hours, VOX MEP Jorge Buxadé defended the importance of the upcoming summit within the context of the wider confrontation that’s taking place between “European nations and elites—those bureaucrats that want to manage the future of Europe.”
Buxadé added that the parties involved “agree on the idea of defending our nations, respecting our laws, traditions, that we love Europe, and that we see the globalist and federalist drift of the EU elites.”
In the exchange, which at times appeared quite heated, Buxadé brought attention to the blatant hypocrisy and ideological bias the EU and mainstream liberal press have against the Hungarian government, insisting that Hungary has greater media plurality than Spain—which simply has none.
In the joint agreement that was reached at the Warsaw Summit in December, European leaders affirmed that “the European institutions… should play a subordinate role in the political architecture of the national State” and pledged to maintain “cooperative mechanisms” via future summits like the one that will be held in the Spanish capital on Friday and Saturday.
Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s right-wing League party, Georgia Meloni, the leader of the national-conservative Brothers of Italy, as well representatives from the Sweden Democrats, Alternative for Germany (AfD), and the Netherland’s Party for Freedom (PVV) were all notably absent from the summit’s expected guest list.
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