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Europe’s nationalist leaders meet in Warsaw in bid to ‘change politics of Brussels’

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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…

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