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Orbán, Czechia and Austria form new far-right faction in European parliament

Orbán, Czechia and Austria form new far-right faction in European parliament Photo: a new far-right faction will appear in the European Parliament (

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán, together with representatives from the Czechia and Austria, is forming an ultra-right faction in the European Parliament, according to Euronews.

Together with Orbán, the party will be created by the President of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) Herbert Kickl and former Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, who leads the ANO party. Politicians signed the "Patriots for Europe" manifesto in Vienna on Sunday, June 30.

All three parties are ultra-right and have pro-Russian views.

"What Europeans want is three things: peace, order and development. And what they are getting from the elite in Brussels today is war, migration and stagnation. In this situation, it is our duty to enforce the will of the voters. Three political parties joined forces today: the strongest Austrian party, the strongest Czech party and the strongest Hungarian party. Our aim is to become the strongest right-wing group in European politics," Orbán wrote in X.

EU elections

In June, elections to the European Parliament took place in EU countries. More details on the election results can be found in the RBC-Ukraine material.

EU Leaders also agreed on candidates for the top positions in the main European institutions. In particular, the European Council will be headed by former Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, and the head of European diplomacy will be Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen retained her position.