The leaders of right-wing populist parties are gathering on Saturday in Warsaw in a bid to bring change to the European Union, which they accuse of undermining sovereign nation-states.
“We want to change the politics of Brussels,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban wrote on Facebook ahead of Saturday’s meeting.
On the agenda is the creation of a new nationalist alliance that would become the second-biggest grouping in the European Parliament.
“We’ve been working for months to create a strong party family, hopefully we can make a step towards this goal today or tomorrow,” Orban said.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s nationalist ruling party, opened the gathering in Warsaw.
Attendees include Orban and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, among others.
Around a dozen activists protested outside as the talks got underway, shouting “No to fascism!”.
The meeting follows a visit by Le Pen to Budapest in October that was part of an effort by…