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Nigel Farage has managed to form a new Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in the European Parliament. The group comprises 48 MEPs from seven EU member states. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats and the Latvian Farmers’ Union both joined for…

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With the deadline for the registration of European Parliament political groups set to expire early next week (the European Parliament’s equivalent of a transfer window), even the moves of individual MEPs can be decisive.Nigel Farage suffered an unexpec…

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Belonging to a group in the European Parliament matters. Groups receive money on top of individual MEPs’ allowances and are given additional group staff. It also boosts chances of representation on committees (where EU laws are discussed and amended be…

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