Independents for a Europe of Nations


Independents for a Europe of Nations was a Eurosceptic political group with seats in the European Parliament between 1996 and 1999.

Independents for a Europe of Nations
European Parliament group
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NameIndependents for a Europe of Nations
English abbr.I-EN[1]
French abbr.I-EDN[2]
Formal nameGroup of Independents for a Europe of Nations[1][3]
IdeologyEuroscepticism
From20 December 1996[2]
To20 July 1999[2]
Preceded byEurope of Nations
Succeeded byEurope of Democracies and Diversities
Chaired byJames Goldsmith (20 December 1996 to 12 May 1997)[4]

Jens-Peter Bonde (13 May 1997 to 19 July 1999)[5]
Johannes Blokland (18 September 1997 to 19 July 1999)[6]

Georges Berthu (13 May 1997 to 19 July 1999)[7]
MEP(s)15 (5 May 1999)[8]

History


"Group of Independents for a Europe of Nations"[1][3] was founded on 20 December 1996,[2] succeeding the Europe of Nations group. Following the 1999 European elections, the Group was reorganised into the "Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities"[9][10] on 20 July 1999.[2]

MEPs


MEPs in Independents for a Europe of Nations on 14 December 1998 were as follows:

Member state MEPs Party MEPs Notes
Denmark 4[11] June Movement[11] 2[11] Ulla Margrethe Sandbæk,[11][12] Jens-Peter Bonde[5][11]
People's Movement against the EU[11] 2[11] Ole Krarup,[11][13] Lis Jensen[11][14]
France 8[11] Majorité pour l'autre Europe 8[11] Georges Berthu,[7][11] Stéphane Buffetaut,[11][15] Hervé Fabre-Aubrespy,[11][16] Charles De Gaulle,[11][17] Edouard C.M.P. Des Places,[11][18] Françoise Seillier,[11][19] Dominique F.C. Souchet,[11][20] Frédéric Striby[11][21]
Netherlands 2[11] SGP - GPV - RPF[11] 2[11] Rijk Van Dam,[11][22] Johannes Blokland[6][11]
United Kingdom 1[11] Ulster Unionist Party[11] 1[11] James Nicholson[11][23]

MEPs in Independents for a Europe of Nations on 4 May 1999 were as follows:

Member state MEPs Party MEPs Notes
Denmark 4[8] June Movement[8] 2[8] Ulla Margrethe Sandbæk,[8][12] Jens-Peter Bonde[5][8]
People's Movement against the EU[8] 2[8] Ole Krarup,[8][13] Lis Jensen[8][14]
France 8[8] Majorité pour l'autre Europe 8[8] Georges Berthu,[7][8] Stéphane Buffetaut,[8][15] Hervé Fabre-Aubrespy,[8][16] Raymond Chesa,[8][24] Edouard C.M.P. Des Places,[8][18] Françoise Seillier,[8][19] Dominique F.C. Souchet,[8][20] Frédéric Striby[8][21]
Netherlands 2[8] SGP - GPV - RPF[8] 2[8] Rijk Van Dam,[8][22] Johannes Blokland[6][8]
United Kingdom 1[8] Ulster Unionist Party[8] 1[8] James Nicholson[8][23]

Sources


References


  1. "BBC News - Europe - European parties and groups". news.bbc.co.uk.
  2. "Groupe Indépendance-Démocratie ID". www.europe-politique.eu.
  3. "INFO". www.europarl.europa.eu.
  4. European Parliament archive entry for James Goldsmith (incl. Membership)
  5. European Parliament archive entry for Jens-Peter Bonde (incl. Membership)
  6. European Parliament archive entry for Johannes Blokland (incl. Membership)
  7. European Parliament archive entry for Georges Berthu (incl. Membership)
  8. "News report : 04-05-99". www.europarl.europa.eu.
  9. "Annual accounts (financial reports) and internal financial rules of Political Groups". www.europarl.europa.eu.
  10. Political Groups of the European Parliament Archived 2011-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  11. "News report : 14-12-98". www.europarl.europa.eu.
  12. European Parliament archive entry for Ulla Margrethe Sandbæk (incl. Membership)
  13. European Parliament archive entry for Ole Krarup (incl. Membership)
  14. European Parliament archive entry for Lis Jensen (incl. Membership)
  15. European Parliament archive entry for Stéphane Buffetaut (incl. Membership)
  16. European Parliament archive entry for Hervé Fabre-Aubrespy (incl. Membership)
  17. European Parliament archive entry for Charles De Gaulle (incl. Membership)
  18. European Parliament archive entry for Edouard C.M.P. Des Places (incl. Membership)
  19. European Parliament archive entry for Françoise Seillier (incl. Membership)
  20. European Parliament archive entry for Dominique F.C. Souchet (incl. Membership)
  21. European Parliament archive entry for Frédéric Striby (incl. Membership)
  22. European Parliament archive entry for Rijk Van Dam (incl. Membership)
  23. European Parliament archive entry for James Nicholson (incl. Membership)
  24. European Parliament archive entry for Raymond Chesa (incl. Membership)