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Salvini and Le Pen meet to discuss closer relations

Euroskeptic ties grow between National Front and Northern League

15 January, 17:59
Salvini and Le Pen meet to discuss closer relations (ANSA) - Strasbourg, January 15 - Ties between Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League and France's far-right National Front are becoming ever stronger.

Leaders from the two parties met at the European Parliament on Wednesday to discuss a joint strategy ahead of European parliamentary elections.

The new leader of Italy's Northern League, Matteo Salvini, had in recent days said that he wanted to cooperate with Marine Le Pen's National Front.

The Northern League, which campaigns for greater autonomy for Italy's wealthier northern regions, shares the National Front's Euroskepticism and the French party's hardline stance on migrants.

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