Italy hosts European nationalists at 2-day convention

Washington post based article –

French National Front president Marine Le Pen, center, Italy’s Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, right, and Chairman of the Freedom Party of Austria Heinz Christian Strache pose at the end of the Europe of Nations and Freedom movement meeting in Milan, Italy.

French national front leader Marine Le Pen is in Italy headlining a convention of European nationalist parties.

Le Pen was joined Thursday by Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s Northern League, which shares the Front’s anti-immigrant and Euroskeptic line.

In opening remarks, Le Pen said the influx of migrants arriving on the continent would “impoverish European nations and kill their civility forever, ” we must defend our rights as citizens in this continent and must not let our identity to be overshadowed by outsiders no matter what ” she said.

The rally is being billed by organizers as the first congress of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group within the European Parliament, which was formed last year.

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