Alliance for Peace and Freedom

The Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) is a far-right European political party founded on 4 February 2015. The main member parties had been involved in the now defunct European National Front.

Alliance for Peace and Freedom
President/ChairmanRoberto Fiore
Vice-ChairmanNick Griffin
Honorary ChairmanJean-Marie Le Pen
Founded4 February 2015
Preceded byEuropean National Front
HeadquartersSentier de Montigny 6060, Gilly, Belgium
Think tankEuropa Terra Nostra
Third Position[4]
Political positionFar-right[5]
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNon-Inscrits
European Parliament
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The party wishes to establish a network of nationalist movements across Europe that will cooperate to strengthen their shared ideals.[6] The party cooperates and supports other nationalist groups across Europe that are not members, these include former party member Golden Dawn, Tricolour Flame,[7] Alternative for Sweden[8] and the ELAM.[9] The party is described as neo-Nazi by several newspapers,[10][11][12] and neo-fascist by others.[12][13][14]

The group works for "a Europe of sovereign nations in which the independent states work together on a confederated basis", and for the perennity and the safeguarding of the "ancestral" European traditions such as the Christian tradition.[15]

Europa Terra NostraEdit

The Europa Terra Nostra is the official European political foundation of the APF. The ETN was founded 3 July 2015 in Berlin where it continues to operate as the official think-tank of the APF and serves as the European framework for national foundations/think-tanks recognised by APF member-parties.[16][17]

International connectionsEdit

The APF works to co-ordinate European nationalist parties across the continent. It helped establish the Italy for the Italians coalition composed of APF member New Force along with Tricolour Flame. In 2017 the APF aided in the formation of the National Identity Bloc in Europe coalition, APF members, United Romania Party and Noua Dreaptă joined forces with the Greater Romania Party.[18] In 2019 The APF played a part in forming the ADÑ Identidad Española coalition, composed of APF member National Democracy, FE-JONS, Spanish Alternative and La Falange.[19]

The party also maintains contacts with the former leader of the National Rally, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was expelled from his party in 2015.[20] He joined the group in March 2018.[21]

The APF maintains contacts with conservative circles in Russia with the group being invited to conferences hosted by the Kremlin.[22] The party supports Vladimir Putin and United Russia's leadership of Russia, especially in the Russo-Ukrainian War and Syrian Civil War.[23] The party is supportive of Alexander Lukashenko and maintains contacts with the Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus.[24]

The APF strongly supports Serbian nationalists and is opposed to international recognition of Kosovo, it has worked in the past with the Serbian Radical Party.[25] On 26 September 2021, the APF held a conference in Belgrade hosted by the Serbian Right.[26]

It maintains friendly relations with the Syrian Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party government with Deputy chairman, Nick Griffin being invited to Syria by Bashar al-Assad multiple times as an ambassador.[27] Meetings between the party and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party have been held with the AFP publicly supporting the SSNP.[28] The group maintains contacts with Hezbollah and has hosted at least one meeting with Hezbollah leaders.[3] The group has been in regular contact with Lebanese leader Michel Aoun and the ruling Free Patriotic Movement.[29][non-primary source needed]

Member partiesEdit

Country Party Leader Political group
in 2019–2024 term
European Parliament National lower houses Position in national legislature
  Belgium Nation Hervé Van Laethem none
0 / 21
0 / 150
No seats
Flanders and Identity[30]
Vlaanderen Identitair (VLI)
Rob Verreycken none
0 / 21
0 / 150
No seats
  Czech Republic Workers' Party of Social Justice[16]
Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti (DSSS)
Tomáš Vandas none
0 / 21
0 / 200
No seats
  France Jeanne Committees[31] (Associate)
Comités Jeanne (CJ)
Jean-Marie Le Pen none
0 / 74
0 / 577
No seats
French Nationalist Party[32][26]
Parti Nationaliste Français (PNF)
Yvan Benedetti none
0 / 74
0 / 577
No seats
  Germany National Democratic Party of Germany[16]
Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD)
Frank Franz none
0 / 96
0 / 709
No seats
  Greece Popular Greek Patriotic Union[33]
Laiki Elliniki Patriotiki Enosi (LEPEN)
Christos Rigas none
0 / 21
0 / 300
No seats
National Popular Consciousness[34]
Ethnikí Laïkí Syneídisi (ELASIN)
Giannis Lagos Non-Inscrits
1 / 21
0 / 300
No seats
  Italy New Force[16]
Forza Nuova (FN)
Roberto Fiore none
0 / 73
0 / 630
No seats
  Romania United Romania Party[16]
Partidul România Unită (PRU)
Robert Bugă none
0 / 32
0 / 136
No seats
New Right[7]
Noua Dreaptă (ND)
Tudor Ionescu none
0 / 32
0 / 136
No seats
  Slovakia People's Party - Our Slovakia[16]
Ľudová strana – Naše Slovensko (ĽSNS)
Marian Kotleba none
0 / 14
8 / 150
  Spain National Democracy[16]
Democracia Nacional (DN)
Luis Mateos de Vega none
0 / 54
0 / 350
No seats
The Phalanx[26]
La Falange (FE/Falange)
Manuel Andrino Lobo none
0 / 54
0 / 350
No seats

Former member partiesEdit

Country Party Abbr. Leader Left the AFP
  Denmark Party of the Danes
Danish: Danskernes Parti
DP Daniel Carlsen 2017 (party dissolved)[35]
  France The French Dissent [fr][36]
French: La Dissidence Française
DF Vincent Vauclin[37] 2020 (party dissolved)
  Greece Golden Dawn
Greek: Χρυσή Αυγή
ΧΑ Nikolaos Michaloliakos 2017[citation needed]
  Sweden Party of the Swedes
Swedish: Svenskarnas parti
SvP Stefan Jacobsson 2015 (party dissolved)[38]

Executive BoardEdit

Member Position Country Political party
Roberto Fiore[39] President/Chairman   Italy FN
Nick Griffin[39] Deputy chairman   United Kingdom
Jean-Marie Le Pen[40] Honorary chairman   France CJ
Stefan Jacobsson[39] Secretary General   Sweden
Tomáš Vandas[39] Board member   Czech Republic DSSS
Gonzalo Martín García[39] Board member   Spain DN
Hervé Van Laethem [fr][39] Board member   Belgium Nation
Olivier Wyssa[39] Board member   France
Martin Beluský[39] Board member   Slovakia ĽSNS
Ingo Stawitz [de][39] Board member   Germany NPD


Eighth European Parliament:

Member Political group
in 2014–2019 term
Country Political party
Jean Marie Le Pen Non-Inscrits   France CJ
Udo Voigt Non-Inscrits   Germany NPD

Ninth European Parliament:

Member Political group
in 2019–2024 term
Country Political party
Ioannis Lagos Non-Inscrits   Greece ELASYN

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ a b c "Hizbullah Official In Beirut Receives Visiting Far-Right 'Alliance For Freedom And Peace' Party Members From UK, Italy, Belgium, Germany, And Croatia – Who Express Support For Hizbullah's Fight Against Israel". (in Arabic and English). Middle East Media Research Institute. 19 March 2019. Archived from the original on 22 August 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
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  10. ^ "Le Parlement européen finance une conférence néonazie". (in French). 28 April 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  11. ^ Stroobants, Jean-Pierre (30 April 2016). "Des fonds européens pour un rassemblement de néonazis". Le Monde (in French). Le ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  12. ^ a b "600mila euro ai neofascisti di Fiore, Parlamento Ue lancia procedura per bloccare i fondi". la Repubblica (in Italian). 21 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Manfred Weber calls for defunding of 'neo-fascist' political group". Politico Europe. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Jean-Marie Le Pen rejoint un parti européen néofasciste". Le (in French). 5 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Statement of Principles". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
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  17. ^ "Über uns". Archived from the original on 16 May 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
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  21. ^ "France's Jean-Marie Le Pen joins European far-right alliance". 7 April 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  22. ^ "The Far-Right "International Russian Conservative Forum" to Take Place in Russia".
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  25. ^ "Nick Griffin visits Serbia – more APF expansion on the way". Archived from the original on 25 September 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  26. ^ a b c "APF Congress in Belgrade". October 2021.
  27. ^ "Alliance of Peace and Freedom delegation: Europe must take Syria's side and fight terrorism". 6 June 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
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  30. ^ Jacobsson, Stefan. "APF welcomes "Vlaanderen Identitair" (VLI) as partner in Flanders – APF".
  31. ^ "France's Jean-Marie Le Pen joins European far-right alliance". 7 April 2018.
  32. ^ "Après New York, l'Allemagne : Marine Le Pen est-elle maudite dans son tour du monde des populistes ?". (in French). 27 January 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
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  34. ^ "Στην ευρωομάδα APF η ΕΛΑΣΥΝ. Ο Γ. Λαγός εκπρόσωπος της ομάδας στο ευρωκοινοβούλιο [+βιδεο]" (in Greek). Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  35. ^ "Danskernes Parti nedlægger sig selv: Partiformanden har trukket sig – Politik". 26 June 2017. Archived from the original on 26 June 2017.
  36. ^ "La Dissidence Française rejoint l'APF". Dissidence Française (in French). 6 August 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  37. ^ "VINCENT VAUCLIN". Dissidence Française (in French). 9 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  38. ^ "Svenskarnas parti läggs ned | Expressen". Expressen.
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Our Board". Archived from the original on 6 January 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  40. ^ "France's Jean-Marie Le Pen joins European far-right alliance". 7 April 2018.


  1. ^ Several parties such as the DSSS, DN or NDP are openly neo-Nazi. Several board members such as Tomáš Vandas or Stefan Jacobsson are or have passed leadership in neo-Nazi parties.

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