FPÖ and Spanish party sign friendship agreement

The Freedom Party (FPÖ) and the Spanish party “Platform for Catalonia” (PFC) have signed a friendship agreement, FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache announced today (Fri).Strache and PFC leader Josep Anglada I Rius said at a Vienna press conference today that both parties supported an end to mass immigration and the “Islamisation” of Europe, social justice and a “Europe of Fatherlands” based on the principle of federalism rather than centralism.Strache added that both parties also backed the support of “traditional” families and the right of self-determination for all the peoples of Europe.Anglada said he was convinced that his party’s programme would become popular throughout Spain.Strache claimed that German newspapers’ characterisation of the PFC as radically right and racist was “absurd and defamatory” just as many had tried to create “a false picture” of the FPÖ.He added that the PFC had “vehemently” rejected racism and had nothing to do with totalitarian ideology.Strache said the two parties would cooperate in sponsoring some joint events and work together to oppose Turkey’s accession to the European Union.FPÖ General Secretary Harald Vilimsky added that the PFC did not support the secession of Catalonia from Spain.