European Alliance for Freedom

The European Alliance for Freedom (EAF) was a pan-European political party of right-wing Eurosceptics. It was founded in late 2010, the party was recognised by the European Parliament in 2011.[7] It did not seek registration as a political party with the new Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations in 2016 and was dissolved in the following.

European Alliance for Freedom
PresidentFranz Obermayr
Vice PresidentPhilip Claeys;
Marine Le Pen
General SecretarySharon Ellul-Bonici
HeadquartersBirkirkara, Malta[1]
Think tankEuropean Foundation for Freedom
Youth wingYoung European Alliance for Hope (YEAH)[2]
Right-wing populism
Political positionRight-wing[3] to far-right[4][5][6]
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupEurope of Nations and Freedom
Colours  Blue

Unlike most other pan-European parties, the members of the Alliance were not national parties but individuals. The head office of the Alliance was in Brussels, Belgium, and its registered office was in Birkirkara, Malta. Franz Obermayr from Austria has been the president of the organisation since November 2012, succeeding founding chairman Godfrey Bloom. His vice presidents are the Belgian Philip Claeys and the French Marine Le Pen.[8] The secretary-general is Sharon Ellul-Bonici from Malta.[9]

The EAF was awarded a grant by European Parliament for 2011 of, at most, €372,753.[7] In 2012 the EP's maximal grant dropped to €360,455.[1] The party's affiliated political foundation is the European Foundation for Freedom.[10]