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Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe
Founded30 September 2014
Dissolved24 May 2017[1]
IdeologyDirect democracy
National conservatism[2]
Right-wing populism[2]
Euroscepticism[2]
Political positionRight-wing to far-right
European Parliament groupEurope of Freedom and Direct Democracy
Political foundationInitiative for Direct Democracy

The Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe, abbreviated to ADDE, was a European political party founded in 2014. It was composed of parties belonging to the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group in the European Parliament (EP).[3] The dominant national party in the ADDE was the UK Independence Party (UKIP), providing 21 of the party's 27 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) elected in 2014. A further three UKIP MEPs chose not to participate in the ADDE.[4][5] In 2015 the ADDE was recognised by the European Parliament and its grant maximum from the EP was set at €1,241,725,[6] with an additional €730,053 for its affiliated political foundation, the Initiative for Direct Democracy.[7] ADDE was closed down in 2016 after an auditors' inquiry found misspending of EU funds.[8] The party was legally dissolved on 24 May 2017.[1]

Member parties

Country Party European MPs National MPs
 Belgium People's Party -
0 / 150
 Czech Republic Party of Free Citizens
0 / 21
-
 France France Arise
0 / 72
1 / 577
 Germany Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)
11 / 99
88 / 709
 Lithuania Order and Justice
0 / 12
5 / 141
 Poland Robert Iwaszkiewicz (Liberty)
0 / 51
5 / 460
 Sweden Sweden Democrats
3 / 20
62 / 349
 United Kingdom UK Independence Party
0 / 73
-
 Bulgaria Slavi Binev (PROUD) -
0 / 650

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Registered entity data: Alliance For Direct Democracy In Europe". Crossroads Bank for Enterprises. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "European Union". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  3. ^ "UKIP secures control of £1.5m EU cash, Newsnight learns - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Ukip to get £1.5m EU taxpayers' cash by forming new political party | Politics". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  5. ^ "UKIP's Euro-Party decision | Politics at Surrey". Politicsatsurrey.ideasoneurope.eu. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  6. ^ ""Grants from the European Parliament to political parties at European level 2004-2015"" (PDF). Europarl.europa.eu. March 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  7. ^ ""Grants from the European Parliament to political foundations at European level 2008-2015"" (PDF). Europarl.europa.eu. March 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Defunct Eurosceptic party linked to Ukip asked to repay €1.1m". The Guardian. 30 May 2018.